As my wife and I went for an after-dinner walk through our neighborhood tonight, we were surrounded by the sound of fireworks coming from every direction. It was a wonderful sound, the sound of people celebrating their freedom and independence. But then it struck me that those same sounds may strike terror in the hearts … Continue reading Thankfully, It’s Just the Sound of Fireworks
Should a 15-Year Old Spend 68 Years in Jail?
Joe Ligon, believed to be the oldest and longest-serving juvenile lifer in the United States, has been released from a Pennsylvania prison after spending nearly seven decades behind bars. And all I can say, it's about time. Ligon was incarcerated in February 1953 at the age of 15, given a mandatory life sentence after pleading … Continue reading Should a 15-Year Old Spend 68 Years in Jail?