Crime

Dear “Intelligentsia” of India, I am not a TV panelist. I am not a “human rights” activist. I am not a lawyer. I am not a political commentator. I am not a best-selling author. I am not the son or grandson of a famous man. I am an aam aadmi. More than an aam aadmi, I am an officer in the Indian Police force. And I am writing this letter to all of you, after seeing your robust defence of a terrorist. Why I mention who I am is important because unlike all of you, I don’t sit in plush AC offices and write editorials seeking clemency for a murderer. Nor do I visit TV studios and shout myself hoarse. Instead I meet such killers every single day. But I don’t meet them for cocktail parties or at press conferences (like some of you do). I meet them on the road, in the streets, with...
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One week ago, a man brought a gun into a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana at the showing of comedian and actress Amy Schumer’s new film Trainwreck. Below is an open letter I have written to her in response: ~ Dear Amy Schumer, This week, #Aurora and #Lafayette were trending on Twitter at the same time; one tragedy was just closing in court and one was just beginning in a theater. All of this transpired on social media just as we marked the one month anniversary since a mass shooting in #Charleston — yes, that was a hashtag, too. All of this may seem like it’s playing out on your computer — a safe world away from where you live and work in Hollywood. But as a woman, a daughter and sister, a national figure, and a role model, you have a real stake in gun violence happening...
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Dear Courageous Women, You are owed far more than an apology, far more than this letter can even attempt to convey. You were silenced, violated, and taken advantage of in the worst way by a man who betrayed your trust. Some of you were very young and forced to grapple with a trauma that's even harder to accept at such an important and already trying time in your life. And for that, I am truly sorry. You were grouped into a perceived conspiracy to destroy the legacy of a cultural icon who used his wholesome image and philanthropic efforts to cover up his bloody tracks like some sort of predatory, sadistic Houdini. And for that, I am truly sorry. I am sorry that your stories and personal testimonies weren't considered enough. Sorry that the collective chorus of more than 40...
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OPENN LETTER TO Accredited Diplomatic and Consular Missions to the Republic of Macedonia MEDIA The leader of the Islamic Religious Community in Macedonia is playing dirty games with ambassadors and the international community, by manipulating with the topic of Wahhabism Always when Sulejman Rexhepi is accused of crime and criminal activities he begins to manipulate with Wahhabism card. It is unacceptable and intolerable that the international community continues to legitimize the criminal activities of Sulejman Rexhepi. Sulejman Rexhepi is not respected by Muslim believers and he has no authority to them, for this reason believers have lost faith in the institution that he leads so they are leaving the institution of Islamic religious community and becoming part of all...
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Dear White Supremacy, First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren't immune to because they've never seen it doesn't make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don't really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of...
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Dear Mother of 5 Minus 1: You seemed to have forgotten something when you moved. Nope, it wasn't the A/C window unit or the blinds. I can see from the driveway that you got those. It wasn't the tricycle that used to sit upside-down in the middle of the yard. No, you remembered that, too. YOU FORGOT YOUR DOG! Yep, you must have missed him in the backyard – what, with the grass 5 feet tall – but it's weird, you remembered to take his water bowl and food because when I found him hiding under a bush on a 90-degree summer day, he had no food, no water. He had nothing, in fact, but a ragged, buckle collar that I couldn't put even one finger through. He must have had a growth spurt from the day you forgot him to the day I found him, except he was so skinny, I could see all his ribs. It's a...
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Dear Judge Marvin E. Aspen: It took me some time to address you because I didn’t know you were the source of my anger until recently. In case you care to know who I am, I’m Maria Lloyd- the daughter of Mario Lloyd, the non-violent, first-time offender from Chicago. You sentenced him to 15 life sentences without parole on May 11, 1989. He has been incarcerated since I was the age of two. In addition to sending my father to prison, you also sentenced my grandmother, my aunt, and my uncle. You basically incarcerated my entire family. I’m not one to make excuses for anyone’s poor decisions, including those of my own family. They broke the law, so they deserved punishment. I get it. I also get the point you were proving in punishing them: Drug trafficking is not tolerated in the state...
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On May 27, Andrew Dunlap attacked his parents in their home. He is charged with attempted murder and he is bipolar/schizophrenic. To the DA handling Andrew Dunlap’s Case, his Attorney and the Memphis Community; I have known Andrew since 1996. We were college sweethearts and he was unlike any man I had ever met: kind and polite, thoughtful, funny and incredibly creative. He was and is, in my mind, the archetypal Southern Gentleman. Andrew loves his parents and admires their 50-year relationship with a special reverence. When I spoke with his mother Marcia last summer after they had moved Andrew back in with them, she said, “Well, he loves us and he wants to please us, so that makes it easier.” I cannot describe to you the suffering this family has faced so bravely in...
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First Open Letter to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Valle, Cali, Colombia. Originally published via blog: Chaos Theory and Pharmacology. March 22, 2015. URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-18k Dear Professors of Psychiatry, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. http://salud.univalle.edu.co/medicina/psiquiatria/index.php?m=quienes_somos...
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Published originally on April 25, 2015 - Chaos Theory and Pharmacology - URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-1mq Dear Professors of Psychiatry (*) Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia Ref: First Open Letter: Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia - URL: http://wp.me/p4UVo9-18k 1. The lack of answer, it is also an answer by itself. Acquiescence. “to accept, agree, or allow something to happen by staying silent or by not arguing” Origin of ACQUIESCE “French acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere, from ad- + quiescere to be quiet — more at quiescent First Known Use: 1651″ Related to ACQUIESCE “Synonyms accede, agree, assent, come round, consent, subscribe Antonyms dissent“ Definition by Merriam-Webster: An Encyclopædia Britannica...
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