Caterpillar, butterflies, moths, and all creatures great and small,
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47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger served a summons on Bogalusa police officer Chad Cassard in a police brutality lawsuit. The District Attorney charged Dendinger with simple battery, obstruction of justice and intimidating a witness. They produced more than 7 witnesses who testified, among other things, that Dendinger shoved and punched Cassard. It’s a good thing that his wife and nephew filmed him to prove that he served the court papers, because that film exonerated Dendinger of all charges.
Nina Pham, the nurse who contracted Ebola when caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, has filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources. Pham said that “the hospital’s lack of training and proper equipment and violations of her privacy made her “a symbol of corporate neglect — a casualty of a hospital system’s failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis.”
Another unarmed man was killed yesterday in Los Angeles.
City officials have ruled that 12-year old Tamir Rice caused his own death.
The Secret Service has arrested two people for breaching White House security. The presidential residence was placed on a brief lock down.
The New York Times reports that the DOJ has concluded that the Ferguson Police Department is racially bias, and Ferguson officials will face a lawsuit on civil-rights charges or work to negotiate a settlement with the Justice Department.
Today, I am struggling against a feeling of hopelessness. So badly, our nation needs to wake-up and learn the Golden Rule, to respect life, and stop the hate.
The following video is not the best quality, but the song is one of favorites to listen to when my mood is low.