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No matter who

No matter who you are:
It is not OK to mock a person who has reported a sexual assault.
It is reprehensible to mock a person who has reported a sexual assault.
It is sin to mock a person who has reported a sexual assault.
No matter who you are or who the speaker is: 
It is not OK to laugh and cheer when someone mocks a person who has reported a sexual assault.
It is reprehensible to laugh and cheer when someone mocks a person who has reported a sexual assault.
It is sin to laugh and cheer when someone mocks a person who has reported a sexual assault.
No matter who!

2 October 2018
Manhattan, New York

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Decent people

You don’t reject the death penalty because the criminals are decent people. You reject the death penalty because you are decent people.

I first saw this statement on Andrew Stroehlein‘s Twitter feed.  Doing some research, I learned that Stroehlein is European Media Director of Human Rights Watch. Based in Brussels, he oversees media outreach and strategy in Europe and West Africa, and advises on public advocacy via social media across the organization.

You don’t reject the death penalty because the criminals are decent people. You reject the death penalty because you are decent people.

Executions say more about the character of the executioners than they do about the persons who are executed.

You don’t reject the death penalty because the criminals are decent people. You reject the death penalty because you are decent people.

Amen!

See you along the Trail.

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Questions

When simple kindness
and common decency
become worthy of praise,
it is good to ask:
How deeply
do wounds cut?
How sharply
are lines drawn?
How tightly
are doors closed?
How scarred
are human souls
How broken
are human hearts?
How violated
are human spirits?
How strong
are hatred and fear?

7 September – 10 September, 2001

 Pinetown/Durban, South Africa; Louisville


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