JusThis / Brand of Justice

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ya Think?

 We just touching the tip of the Problem here?

Oscar Wilde wrote, "Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future." I agree wholeheartedly with that. More that that, I believe that love for our fellow human being is not a platitude but is actually extremely meaningful, powerful, uplifting, and motivating.

Since 1989, 2,005 people have been exonerated from prison in the U.S.
Ricky is one of those exonerated – after serving nearly 40 years for a crime he didn’t commit. In 1975, a man was robbed and murdered in Ricky’s Cleveland neighborhood. Days later, armed police kicked in the door of the home where 18-year-old Ricky lived. Based on the testimony of one young boy who claimed to have witnessed the murder, Ricky and two of his friends were convicted of the crime and sentenced to death.
“To be sent to prison for something you didn’t do is so indescribable,” says Ricky now. “You have to fight every day to maintain the person that you are.” His mother told him, “Don’t them turn you into a prisoner.” She died while he was imprisoned. “I couldn’t even grieve for my mother because they had made me so callous,” Ricky laments.

1 comment:

  1. Can the President of the US go to jail, for crimes that I am sure he has not idea he is committing? I mean really who does not know that it is not right to share classified information with other governments that we view as harmful to our own citizens??? He has no idea how clueless he is!!!! He is frightfully ignorant and arrogant.