Civic Duty

I had my first civilian jury duty last week. I WANTED to serve, although just for a short case, and that’s exactly what happened. I haven’t been able to format my experience in a way that fits this space but I know it was vastly different from the other jurors because of how we responded to the information we were give.

The trail reinforced for me the need to have defendants judged by their peers. And since we live in a country that incarcerates black and brown people at 5.1 and 1.4 (respectively) times the rate of whites, to me, that means more people of color need to be in the jury box.

Inhale Civic Duty, Exhale Excuses…
Inhale Fairness, Exhale Prejudice…
Inhale Justice, Exhale Systemic Injustice…
Just Breathe

#JustBreathe

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This “Right Now” Life

If the conservative Christians running the government believe in a rich afterlife, why are they trying to hoard all the material wealth now? AND lying about what they’re doing?

Do they believe God is pleased? Just curious…

“Looking at his disciples, Jesus said, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who ‘have it all’ to enter God’s kingdom?” The disciples couldn’t believe what they were hearing, but Jesus kept on: “You can’t imagine how difficult. I’d say it’s easier for a camel to go through a needle’s eye than for the rich to get into God’s kingdom.” Mark 10: 23-25, MSG

Inhale Honesty, Exhale Hoarding…
Inhale Fairness, Exhale Fraud…
Inhale Generosity, Exhale Greed…
Just Breathe

#JustBreathe
#Belief

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