Right wing, left wing, chicken wing, buffalo wing, as long as it is a wing, it has a purpose. But a nut? That's scary.
Then again, what's in a name?
Murderers are everywhere. Unfortunately, those murderers who haven't been caught and convicted are roaming the free world. As you're reading these words, the nurderers are killing people in the name of freedom; they're killing in the name of religion; they're killing in the name of love; they're killing in the name of peace; and they're killing in the name of life.
Then again, who am I to judge?
I do know that Mike and Stephen have served their time according to California State Law. I do know that they are rehabilitated. I do know that they deserve a second chance.
After all, I was there when we learned and taught Alternative to Violence year after year; I was there when we shared with at-risk youth and adults about our crimes and remorse in hopes of preventing them from committing crimes and going to prisons year after year; I was there when we held hands and prayed for our victims and loved ones; I was there when we sang songs of peace, love, and freedom; I was there when we felt there's no light at the end of the tunnel; I was there when our mothers cried after visiting us and when our parole was denied year after year; I was there when we wrote poems, essays, and vignettes about pain, suffering, and love.
Most importantly, I'd learned to love them as brothers. I would trust them with my family.
As for understanding the nature of my crimes and my friends' crimes, please come visit me in Yuba County Jail and I will share with you. You can visit or write to Stephen Liebb C-60825 at San Quentin State Prison and Mike Ngo E21895 at Soledad State Prison.
About my friend who lied to get a job, he lied to feed his three children, to hold an honest job, and to survive. I'm making a justification for his lying again.
Maybe he should get on welfare, sell some drugs, rob people, and go to prison.
I totally agree with you that it's important to judge a book by its content. We just have to bypass the cover and read the book.
I do thank you for your comments. You make me think. I send you peace and compassion. Welcome to my life.