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  •  Thank you so, so much for this diary. (11+ / 0-)

    And, thank you for fighting.  As you know from a previous comment of mine, and a message I am about to send you, this means more than you can imagine to me, and I hope it will be helpful to someone who is nearest and dearest to me*, who is going through now much of what you went through.  I recognized from defending in a case where the death penalty was merely threatened that, despite my unwavering commitment to abolition, I do not possess the right kind of strength, skill, and determination to ever do it again; I must work at it from a different angle.

    I look forward to working with you to end, permanently, this terrible and ongoing injustice once and for all.

    *She provided me with a great quote from Mother Jones:

    "Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living."

    •  Thank you! (6+ / 0-)

      And I extend my sincere encouragement and gratitude to you and your dearest for continuing this fight. As you well know, the system is like a meat grinder that mauls everyone who participates (caveat: I may be cynical, but I know a couple of politicians and prosecutors who seem to thrive from it). It burns me deeply that I can't continue to fight in court, but it ruined my health and now I can only stand on the sidelines and cheer. Or cry, when the system kills another Troy Davis.

      Work and pray, live on hay, You'll get pie in the sky when you die." The Preacher and the Slave, by Joe Hill, 1911

      by Joe Hills Ghost on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 10:27:39 AM PDT

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