Thursday, December 4, 2014

Something to Know 4 November

Mike Luckovich

1.  The NY Grand Jury's action in failing to indict is distressing,   I find it almost impossible for a video that shows officers of the law taking down a person like jackals and using an outlawed use of force that killed - and not coming to the conclusion that "probable cause" exists to hold a trial by jury - a shameful action that creates distrust in our form of justice.  There needs to be an immediate remedy to this.   At the same time, the neglect and ongoing mistrust of justice in Mexico.  Turn to this article in today's LA Times to continue the sad story of a nation totally in shame for its lack of justice that is soaked in the corruption of narco-trafficking.   Are their similarities between Ferguson, Staten Island, and Iguala?  Maybe there are (1) is about Drugs, and (2) the other is about a complex failure of ethics, civil rights, and gun culture:

2.  Getting away to an alternate view on life, I find it helpful to find a bright spot.  It is here in being proud of a family member who is on the right track of public service; my son Juan Michael Matute:
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
-- Dr. Seuss

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