“No justice. No peace.” Protestors have cried across America’s major cities for the past week.
From New York City to Minneapolis to Los Angeles and in between, people have been demonstrating against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white cop.
Pop star, Beyoncé, expressed the feelings of so many in a video posted Saturday: “We need justice for George Floyd. We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We’re broken and we’re disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain.” Continue reading
In the aftermath of the Grand Jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the opinions have varied and even been extreme. Just the headlines of media op-ed pages demonstrate the divide. Here’s a sampling. Continue reading
I recently read about an 80-year-old woman who was arrested for shoplifting. When she appeared in court, the Judge asked her, “What did you steal?”
“A can of peaches,” She replied.
When the Judge asked her why, she said that she was hungry. “How many peaches were in the can?” asked the Judge.
The Judge said, “Then I will give you six days in jail.”
Before the Judge could pronounce the sentence, the woman’s husband spoke up and asked if he could say something. Continue reading