ATTENTION: BILL, TERRI and others following the juvenile crime issues:
We've got apparently contradictory issues which may be related to our unique work here at the JOH:
1) The worrisome abuse and crimes of whites on blacks (including that of the young) which may be allowed to go unaddressed or without the perpetrators held accountable. There is at least one petition out addressing this at Care2 started by parents of one affected son...
2) Then there is the recent work to make it unlawful for juvenile offenders to be held indefinitely in prison (LWOP) and related items regarding the trend toward revenge and giving no forgiveness, hope and incentives. Bill and/or others "in the know" on this one may be able to fill us in soon after the DC hearing. (There are several items out on this via Washington Post and others.) ARE THERE ACTIONS/PETITIONS on the current bill in the House?
3) What about a discussion BOTH here at "The Journey of Hope Blog" and FB?
Bill, how was the event and what may be current for us to get out regarding both what you know TO DATE and some highlights of what you've experienced with Paula Cooper?
4) I want to also commend BOTH Bill and Debbie Kearns who on FB shared a very fluent, civil little conversation re. the apparently contradictory of our JOV stance -- that is -- to be patient, understanding, loving and forgiving to the VICTIM's FAMILY MEMBERS who may not easily, quickly or at all move from the horrific events of their suffering into a dedicated stance of forgiveness. SAME TIME: how might we best continue to effectively move onward towad a loving, forgiving position on the prevention of crimes/ the protection of society from people out of control as well as disallowing executions, LWOP for juveniles and the provision of a better justice system.
(plz forgive this quick writing -- yet even with little time for this -- these are crucial issues indeed & so time sensitive.