January 15, 2011

Commentary: After Arizona crisis fades, respect for others must remain

Last week, my oldest brother was turned down again for parole. He has been in prison for almost 29 years since pleading guilty to first-degree murder. His son will be in prison for the next quarter of a century. Many years ago, a young man I mentored shot and killed a police officer. The wisest thing I can say about what ultimately motivated each of them is this: I don't know.

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