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I reside in Dallas, Texas and have made a career in the Criminal Justice, Corrections and Court Systems. I am passionate about the law and its effect on society as a whole as well as individually. I am a mental health counselor and court advocate for those with mental illness. I love poetry and music, writing on the law, legal issues. controversial topics, and mental illness. I have been disabled for 10 and a half years with manic-depressive illness, but it is also the driving force behind alot of my experiences and creativity. i am an activist for many causes such as domestic violence, child abuse, prison reform, homelessness among others. 

Sometimes during periods of depression it can take me a little time to respond to your comments, but I will. Please feel free to leave a comment, good or bad. Don't worry I don't offend easily.

I hope you enjoy the variety of hubs and topics I write. It is a passion and therapy for the soul.

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  • Incarceration the New Slavery
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    Incarceration the New Slavery

    2 years ago

    When most people think of slavery they think of the Jim Crow Era and civil rights but there is a new kind of slavery . The use of prisoners for free or very cheap labor.

  • My Son's Hub: A Childs' Aspirations
    0

    My Son's Hub: A Childs' Aspirations

    2 years ago

    This hub is my 12 year old son's first hub in his endeavor to become a writer. It is about his baseball team. It is about their Championship game and his efforts to write.

  • Cameron Todd Willingham: A Texas Travesty
    0

    Cameron Todd Willingham: A Texas Travesty

    3 years ago

    Cameron Todd Willingham was born on January 9, 1968 in Oklahoma. He was executed on February 17, 2004 at 6:20 pm by The State Of Texas by lethal injection. Offense Date: December 23, 1991 Offense: Homicide by...

  • Happy Pill
    0

    Happy Pill

    3 years ago

    To those who live with depression or other forms of mental illness the world can seem a dark, dreary and unforgiving place. there have been major advancements in treatments both good and bad.

  • How To Say Goodbye
    3

    How To Say Goodbye

    2 years ago

    Breaking up really is hard to do. In this article I try to give some healthy ways to let go and start your journey towards healing.

  • My Daughters Bible
    1

    My Daughters Bible

    4 years ago

    During the past year my life has changed a lot, for the best. I have joined a church that is like a home to me and am trying to change my life for the better. I am happy to share my new found happiness with my family...

  • The Fiasco Of Americas War On Drugs
    4

    The Fiasco Of Americas War On Drugs

    3 years ago

    Since I was a child I have watched the war on drugs being being fought. I remember the cute ads "This is your brain on drugs" with the egg in the pan among others like the "Just say no " campaign....

  • Texas Abolishes Last Meal Tradition For Death Row Inmates
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    Texas Abolishes Last Meal Tradition For Death Row Inmates

    3 years ago

    On September 21, 2011 in Huntsville, Texas, Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed and died in the Texas Death Chamber, With him died a centuries old tradition "The Last Meal For Texas Death Row Inmates. Brewer was...

  • Men and Pornography
    7

    Men and Pornography

    2 years ago

    ManMade Website Unlike my partner, I do not feel the need to check his phone, monitor his mail or any of those stupid things that we sometimes do when we have that womans intutuion that somethings amiss. However, I...

  • President Obama: Grace Under Fire
    25

    President Obama: Grace Under Fire

    5 years ago

    For the past three years since his inaguration, I have watched President Obama as he has tried to make sense and justice of the muddled mess he inherited from the past adminstration. I am still in awe!! With tears in...

  • The Day I Left You
    12

    The Day I Left You

    5 years ago

    The day that I left you it was sunny not a cloud in the sky, no rain to fall like teardrops , a perfect day to say goodbye. You had to know it was coming, I told you so many times. You just didn't listen, you...

  • On The Edge Of Madness
    7

    On The Edge Of Madness

    5 years ago

    Death comes close, slowly, quietly and with her dark promises of no more pain, no more loneliness, no more just trying to hold on. She wraps me in her long dark cloak of darkness, coolness surrounds me and the feeling...

  • Letter to a Cheating Lover
    6

    Letter to a Cheating Lover

    2 years ago

    The extreme pain caused by a partner straying can be too much to bear and in anger its hard to say what you already know. That is the purpose of this poem to get it over and get on with it.

  • Taking timeout to love yourself
    3

    Taking timeout to love yourself

    21 months ago

     Something inside me woke up in these past two months and I realized that I was abandoning the one person who should love me the most...ME. In the past years I have been so busy making everyone else happy...

  • For The Love Of a Sister: A Memorial
    6

    For The Love Of a Sister: A Memorial

    4 years ago

    Rest in Peace My Darling baby Sister. I love you Always and Forever.  Sisters are someone special that God sent from above, your confidant, your best friend, unconditional love. Sisters are a gift to share...

  • Priority or Option? Which Are You?
    11

    Priority or Option? Which Are You?

    4 years ago

    Never make someone a priority in your life when you are just an option in theirs. It was only after reading an article that contained the above line at the end that I begin to examine the relationship I am in. For the...

  • TEXAS TOUGH: A Texas Tragedy
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    TEXAS TOUGH: A Texas Tragedy

    6 years ago

    Alot of work and dedication Getting tough on crime Texas style. Lock em' up and throw away the key. "Freedom is the United States founding creed. America is the land of the free, yet by one vital measure, it...

  • A final goodbye from death row
    4

    A final goodbye from death row

    2 years ago

    I can not imagine living in a tiny cell waiting for my life to end. I can only tell you from experience as a correctional officer. This poem is for the many who have been murdered by the states.

  • CHILD ABUSE AND SOCIETY'S RESPONSE
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    CHILD ABUSE AND SOCIETY'S RESPONSE

    2 years ago

    Goodnight Sleeping Beauty I am not invisible I was here Please stop the abuse!! Sleeping Beauty lies still and quiet, on a satin pillow she sleeps eternal sleep. Her beautiful voice has been silenced, Her wide...

  • Things To Remember
    1

    Things To Remember

    6 years ago

    A diamond in the rough, a heart made of gold, words left unsaid, stories left untold. Things to remember, things I try to forget a million thoughts run through my head I feel you with me yet. Things I wish I'd...

  • God Needed You More Than I Do
    3

    God Needed You More Than I Do

    6 years ago

    I sit here and cry and wonder why God would take someone like you, I can't find the answer no matter what I do. Everyone always tells me that "He only takes the best", but why did he take you and leave all...

  • When You've Taken All You Can Take
    2

    When You've Taken All You Can Take

    3 years ago

    When you've taken all you can take and you can't take anymore, I'll lie right there beside you dariling close together on the floor.

  • Crossing the line
    3

    Crossing the line

    2 years ago

    The re is a line in relationships that you simply don't cross. It's the one called infidelity, once crossed it can be difficult or impossible to return to the way things were especially for women.

  • Back To Blonde
    2

    Back To Blonde

    6 years ago

    My favorite song is by a group called "Matchbox 20" it is called "Back to Good". Its about how when you have screwed things up sometimes you don't know how to fix it. I have changed the title to...

  • Final Justice For Cameron Todd Willingham
    10

    Final Justice For Cameron Todd Willingham

    2 years ago

    This is the final chapter in the Cameron Todd Willingham saga. His family is seeking to have his mane cleared post-humously and an apology from the State of Texas

  • I Lit A Candle
    8

    I Lit A Candle

    6 years ago

    I Love you I lit a candle for you today, then I got down on my knees to pray. That God would keep you safe from harm, away from the cold, and in his arms. I prayed that you would stay close to me, that what I asked...

  • The Other Wife
    7

    The Other Wife

    6 years ago

    I am the other wife. The one who has stood beside you for the past six years after you got DISSED, as in dismissed by number one. I may be number two, three or four, but I sure as the hell have been the one to put up...

  • A Portrait Of Mental Illness
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    A Portrait Of Mental Illness

    2 years ago

    I feel sharing your story is the only way to take away the stigma of mental illness. If I can make society see me as a real person and not the name of my illness. I am a person with bipolar.

  • PART 1. The United States A Prison Nation: The United States Prison System
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    PART 1. The United States A Prison Nation: The United States Prison System

    6 years ago

    The United States has more persons incarcerated in its prisons and jails than any other country in the world. More than half of these are incarcerated for non-violent crimes. What can be said of a country that that uses...

  • Be A Man About It (Poem)
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    Be A Man About It (Poem)

    2 years ago

    THIS IS A POEM. IT IS ABOUT BEING A MAN WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY GOODBYE.

  • How To Escape The Death Penalty In Texas
    3

    How To Escape The Death Penalty In Texas

    6 years ago

    The death of innocence. The scars left from child abuse and neglect never disappear. Who will speak for them? The children in the first story were 11, 5 and 3 years of age. The family resided in a cheap motel, the ones...

  • How Can I Tell You? (a poem)
    4

    How Can I Tell You? (a poem)

    6 years ago

    How can I tell you when we can't even talk? How can I tell you how much you mean to me? How can I make you understand? How can I make you see? You've been with me through thick and thin, you were always there. I always...

  • An American Disgrace
    16

    An American Disgrace

    6 years ago

    The bills lie on the table, unopened. Maybe if I don't look at them or open them they will just go away. I know better but when there is no other solution in sight it is the only one I can think of. I don't answer phone...

  • Define Girlfriend
    17

    Define Girlfriend

    5 years ago

    Websters dictionary definition: a female friend: a regular or frequent female companion. Todays definition: a female friend with benefits, ie: sex, housekeeper, financial benefits, on call at males convience. Has a...

  • PART 2. The United States: A Prison Nation/Supermax Prisons and SHU Units
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    PART 2. The United States: A Prison Nation/Supermax Prisons and SHU Units

    3 years ago

    ADX SUPERMAX IN COLORADO ILLINOIS SUPERMAX Since this is my 100th hub and kind of a milestone for me, I would like to dedicate it to my passion " Justice and The Criminal justice System in The U.S". It is an...

  • Abuse Of The Elderly And Disabled
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    Abuse Of The Elderly And Disabled

    6 years ago

    Most of the abuse of the elderly and the disabled are kept secret. Even if noticed by others it is rarely reported. She is nearing 50 years and has been disabled for the past 10 and 1/2 years. She suffers from mental...

  • Users In Relationships
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    Users In Relationships

    6 years ago

    Many times money is all that holds a relationship together. When the user does not get his/her way the relationship becomes strained and abusive either mentally or physical.  You will find them in all walks of...

  • Being The Mother Of A Tween Who's Now A Teen
    11

    Being The Mother Of A Tween Who's Now A Teen

    2 years ago

    My Son and Tween Gabriel Jr. at 8 years old. I remember the Bee Gees, The Rolling Stones, Dr. Hook and all the other too numerous to list artists that I used to sing along with, fall in love with and...

  • Did You?
    11

    Did You?

    6 years ago

     Did you ever think of me when I was home alone? Did I ever cross your mind when you weren't home? Did you ever want to hold me, just because I needed you there? Did you try show me that you loved me, or...

  • Why women cheat
    12

    Why women cheat

    2 years ago

    The reasons for cheating are very different between women and men. Women cheat mostly for emotional reasons, while men are more visually stimulated.

  • Been gone for awhile
    9

    Been gone for awhile

    6 years ago

    The past two or three months have been hell or worse. That is the devastating effect of bipolar disorder and it's extreme highs and lows. It can only be described as the wildest, most intoxicating of europhoia and the...

  • When Women Drink Secretly
    12

    When Women Drink Secretly

    2 years ago

    The increase of women who drink alone at home is alarming. It can be an emotional problem, depression or other things. This behavior puts the family core at risk as well as the children.

  • Making The Honeymoon Last
    5

    Making The Honeymoon Last

    3 years ago

    Female or male...you remember the time. The honeymoon period. That wondeful time between the time you first realize you have fallen for her/him, you get married and the first few months or year is heaven. She/he can do...

  • A Letter To President Obama
    17

    A Letter To President Obama

    6 years ago

    To The Honorable President Barack Obama: First and foremost I want to thank you for allowing me the honor, by your courage to run for the Office of President Of The United States, to see the election of our first...

  • Domestic Violence: The Stoning of Soraya Manutchehri
    19

    Domestic Violence: The Stoning of Soraya Manutchehri

    3 years ago

    In the past month of my convalesence, I have spent much time watching movies, most of which I fall asleep during the middle of. During this time I happened to watch one movie in particular that touched my heart and soul...

  • The Curse: A Womens Comedy
    5

    The Curse: A Womens Comedy

    6 years ago

    I always know when its about time for her to come and visit me. I become irrititable, my jeans won't close, I hold about 10-15 pounds of excess water weight and nothing seems to be funny. My stomach hurts from cramps...

  • Obama care a survivors tale
    7

    Obama care a survivors tale

    2 years ago

    Obama Care has some glitches but in the end as a disabled person I beleive it's a good choice.

  • Being your own queen for a day
    14

    Being your own queen for a day

    2 years ago

    Take the dreaded time alone to have a spa day , read a book, sip some wine and have a girlie day that even a queen would be envious of.

  • An Open Letter to My Readers
    6

    An Open Letter to My Readers

    6 years ago

     Today my doctor signed a letter of " total and complete permanet disability". This didn't hit me until I read on and realized that it's meaning was that my health would decline to the point that in the...

  • Rain: A Poem
    4

    Rain: A Poem

    2 years ago

    Your cloudiness and thunder followed by strikes of lightning reflect the sadness, anger and retaliation I want to inflict on those who have hurt me.

  • Step-parenting a tutorial
    8

    Step-parenting a tutorial

    2 years ago

    From the childhood tales of Cinderella and Snow white step-moms have been labled "wicked". Ever since I was a little girl and read Cinderella and Snow White, I always had the teaching that step-parents were...

  • Why parents are not allowed to discipline their children anymore
    43

    Why parents are not allowed to discipline their children anymore

    6 years ago

    I have a step-son 8 years old. He has been with me since he was 2 1/2 years old. I have provided his school uniforms, birthday parties , and all necessities and non-necessities (toys) during the past 4 years. He is...

  • Mental Illness: The Right Not To Disclose
    2

    Mental Illness: The Right Not To Disclose

    6 years ago

    Under federal law persons with mental illness do not have to disclose their illness to their employer or possible employers. This was a comfort to me after trying to return to the workforce after a 10 1/2 year period of...

  • The Creativity of Bipolar Disorder
    2

    The Creativity of Bipolar Disorder

    2 years ago

    Some experts say that creativity is linked to bipolar disorder. Some of the most famous artists, writers and other personalities were or are bipolar. For me it is both a gift and a curse.

  • Rumminating: Obsessive thoughts
    5

    Rumminating: Obsessive thoughts

    6 years ago

     It started with a comment that you made when you took me to lunch yesterday. "Someone told me there is a bar here where the girls dance nude." I sarcastically pointed the place out. I know you already...

  • When you took me for granted
    7

    When you took me for granted

    6 years ago

     For all the times you took me for granted, the things I did for you, the feelings I had for you. I want you to know how much you hurt me with me with your indifference and the way you never had any appreciation. ...

  • Please Don't Drink And Drive
    6

    Please Don't Drink And Drive

    6 years ago

    Both my neice 19 and my brothers girlfriend 31, lost their lives in this accident. It occured on Monday night at 7 pm. Six months ago I lost my beloved nephew, Dustin White 18, in an accident. it was and still is...

  • The Making of a Prison Wife: A True Story
    29

    The Making of a Prison Wife: A True Story

    6 years ago

    My husband Fernando with my mom and dad. My father passed away from cancer 3 months later. The last person he remembered was my husband. Me and my husband with my parents. Six months later my husband would be sentenced...

  • Prison life as a correctional officer
    2

    Prison life as a correctional officer

    2 years ago

    Growing up as a child I thought when you were bad you went to hell when you died. I was wrong, First you go to prison.

  • Americas Love Affair with Prisons
    1

    Americas Love Affair with Prisons

    7 years ago

     Always in a controversial topic such as this to be fair you must include and consider view points from both sides of the issue. I have tried to do that in this article so as not to offend anyone on either side of...

  • Why Living Together Before Marriage Is a Good Idea
    2

    Why Living Together Before Marriage Is a Good Idea

    7 years ago

    The silent treatment If you had told me 15 years ago that I would agree that you should live together before marrying I would have probally  protested loudly about the immorality issue. But since being...

  • Between heaven and hell
    11

    Between heaven and hell

    2 years ago

    I wrote this article to try and describe what living daily with manic depressive illness. The ups in mania are exhilirating and the depressive stages are crushing. The creativity is exhausting.

  • I Can't Trust You With My Heart
    12

    I Can't Trust You With My Heart

    7 years ago

     I can't trust you with my heart, you've proved it so many times, everytime you hurt me and everytime you've lied. Whatever we had together, has now been torn apart, I can't go on loving someone I can't trust with...

  • Happy Valentines Day Sweetheart
    5

    Happy Valentines Day Sweetheart

    2 years ago

    Though time and distance separate us and we're many miles apart, it can never erase the love for you I feel deep in my heart. The romance and the love we shared, so many of the good times, the tears we shared together...

  • Probation for murder
    3

    Probation for murder

    2 years ago

     Texas is known worldwide for killing it's killers, but murder might also get you probation. If you kill the right person. Dallas County holds the record for what is called "misdemeanor murder". Dallas...

  • Flowers Just Because
    3

    Flowers Just Because

    7 years ago

    Could you just once bring me flowers "just because" , not because we've had a fight and its to make up, not because it's my birthday, our anniversary, or any other special day, but just because. I love...

  • Using sex for profit
    6

    Using sex for profit

    2 years ago

    Are our children receiving sex education from television commercials? Are we creating a society of sexuality our children are not yet capable of dealing with?

  • Cameron Todd Willingham The Ghost That Won't Go Away
    10

    Cameron Todd Willingham The Ghost That Won't Go Away

    7 years ago

    Cameron Todd Willingham, executed by the State of Texas on February 17th, 2004 at 06:20 pm by lethal injection. RIP!! Cameron was the 14th person executed in the U.S. in 2004 899th person executed in the U.S. since...

  • Death penalty removed from the Model Penal Code
    5

    Death penalty removed from the Model Penal Code

    2 years ago

    CELL WHERE PRISONER AWAITS EXECUTION WITNESS VIEWING ROOM EXECUTION GUERNEY NEXT TO VIEWING WINDOW As an avid follower of both the legal system and laws, and especially the death penalty I don't know how this slipped...

  • Peer Specialist: A Great Job For Persons with Mental Illness
    18

    Peer Specialist: A Great Job For Persons with Mental Illness

    6 years ago

    Helping Others It's like having your own business. If you have a mental illness as I do then you know that finding employment can be to say the least difficult, at the worst, impossible. However I finally stumbled...

  • When I Love You Turns Violent
    10

    When I Love You Turns Violent

    2 years ago

    Love runs deep. Sometimes too deep, but when the incompatibility turns to violence it's time to go. It can be hard especially on the women. It is also important to remember that men can also be abuse

  • Unexpected Moments Of Grace
    4

    Unexpected Moments Of Grace

    7 years ago

    Sometimes when we are down on our luck and it seems as if nothing is going right, and that things could not get any worse, at that moment, God stretches out his hand and in this unexpected time touches our life with a...

  • Life On the Inside: A Correctional Officers View of Life Behind Bars in Texas Prisons
    32

    Life On the Inside: A Correctional Officers View of Life Behind Bars in Texas Prisons

    6 years ago

    After studying Criminal Justice for two years only to find out I was one year over the age limit to join the Dallas Police Dept. I decided to take a job in the Department of Corrections. I filled out the application,...

  • Texas Death Penalty Declines following Nationwide Trend
    2

    Texas Death Penalty Declines following Nationwide Trend

    7 years ago

    Death sentences in the State of Texas are declining following a nationwide trend. This decline brings the Texas death sentences to an all time low, reported an anti-death penalty group. Only nine death sentences were...

  • Self help books, do they damage a woman's self esteem
    11

    Self help books, do they damage a woman's self esteem

    2 years ago

     Looking over my collection of books which include many self-help books, and reading many, many articles. I still find myself at a loss. Why are all these books and articles directed at women on "how to keep...

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS MOM AND DAD: I REALLY MISS YOU
    12

    MERRY CHRISTMAS MOM AND DAD: I REALLY MISS YOU

    3 years ago

    MERRY CHRISTMAS MOM AND DAD Christmas time is drawing near. God how I wish that you were here. Lifes not the same since you've been gone, still I struggle to carry on. So many memories that can never be replaced, so...

  • INFIDELITY AND FREEDOM
    6

    INFIDELITY AND FREEDOM

    2 years ago

     You cheated on me. Did you think I wouldn't know? Did you think that you could hide it and it wouldn't show? I gave you my everything, all I had to give, you took everything from me, even the desire to live....

  • I've Found Somebody New
    5

    I've Found Somebody New

    7 years ago

     I kissed you goodbye this morning like I always do, you didn't feel the difference, the distance between me and you. You hurried out the door, eager to be gone. But this time I didn't so empty or so all alone. ...

  • Steps for living with manic depressive illness
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    Steps for living with manic depressive illness

    2 years ago

    How to accept and cope with Manic Depressive Illness and the path of destruction it can leave in your life.

  • Third Polygamist Religious Sect Faces Charges In Texas
    0

    Third Polygamist Religious Sect Faces Charges In Texas

    7 years ago

    As I write this I am beginning to wonder how many fruitcakes like Allen Keate, David Koresh, and Charles Manson are out there? I have always said I don't care about a personal sexual preference, but that is between two...

  • Texas's Death Penalty Comedy
    0

    Texas's Death Penalty Comedy

    3 years ago

     Arguments in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be heard in Febuary, in the case of Anthony Leroy Pierce. The petition filed by Pierce states that he recieved inadequate legal help and that combined with...

  • The New Welfare Reform
    1

    The New Welfare Reform

    3 years ago

    Finally the Democrats and Republicans have found something to agree on. They are both ready to get tough on welfare reform at the state and federal levels. Both parties also agree that doling out public funds to the...

  • Girlfriend How To Get Your Groove Back
    4

    Girlfriend How To Get Your Groove Back

    7 years ago

     Yeah, Yeah. Believe me I know thats its far more confortable to sit around in sweats and and old tee shirt. They became our mainstays during pregnancy and just kinda hung around after the "mommy years were...

  • Finding Your Purpose In Life After marriage And children
    4

    Finding Your Purpose In Life After marriage And children

    2 years ago

    Sometimes after we marry and have kids and they spread their wings and we are left wondering is there anything left for me.

  • This Time I'm Really Leaving You!
    6

    This Time I'm Really Leaving You!

    7 years ago

     This time I'm really leaving you, I know, I've said it all before. You always managed to bring me back before I could walk out the door. But baby it won't work this time. I've had all I can take, my heart is full...

  • Learning to love again
    6

    Learning to love again

    2 years ago

    Learning to trust again can be very difficult after having your heart shattered but it is easier if you have someone to share it with. I wrote this after my heart was broken.

  • Now That You Are Gone
    3

    Now That You Are Gone

    2 years ago

    This was a poem about letting go and being alone.

  • I Don't Love You Anymore
    6

    I Don't Love You Anymore

    7 years ago

     I don't love you anymore, my eyes stay downcast, my tears fall to the floor. You don't say a word, your eyes never meet mine, I know from your response this was the right time. We've been distant for so long,...

  • Teens and stress
    0

    Teens and stress

    7 years ago

     In these times of economic stress, fighting and arguing between parents is common. Keeping the bills paid and keeping our heads above water is about all we can do. I just spent two days without power...

  • Execution of The Mentally Ill
    2

    Execution of The Mentally Ill

    3 years ago

    Bobby Wayne Woods, 44, is set die tonight in the Texas death chamber. His attorneys have said his life should be spared due to a Supreme Court Decision that ruled out the execution of mentally impaired inmates. His IQ...

  • Texas Governer Rick Perry Refuses to acknowledge acceptance of stimulus funds
    1

    Texas Governer Rick Perry Refuses to acknowledge acceptance of stimulus funds

    7 years ago

     With the outcry over the abuse of stimulus money by President Obama, Texas Govenor Rick Perry brags about how "he" rejected the offer of aid from the Feds. This is a outright lie. Texas did need and...

  • Fake drugs, Fake money, Stupid crook, faces 20 years after returning to Dallas
    2

    Fake drugs, Fake money, Stupid crook, faces 20 years after returning to Dallas

    7 years ago

    How stupid can you be? In 2001 Enrique Martinez Alonso was a crooked police informant, who along with others, bought pool chalk in bulk , packaged it to look like cocaine and planted it on some illegal immigrants who...

  • The United States, Worst Educated Population Of Any First World Country
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    The United States, Worst Educated Population Of Any First World Country

    7 years ago

     Gore Vidal, a prolific writer stated in an interview not long ago, "We have the worst educated population of any first world country, and I hope you are listening, and I hope you know that you're lack of...

  • The Growing Epidemic Of Domestic Violence in America
    1

    The Growing Epidemic Of Domestic Violence in America

    3 years ago

     Karla Giraldo's face required 40 sticthes to her face after an incident of domestic violence involving her boyfriend, a New York Senator. She told the doctors that he had did it on purpose during testimony,...

  • Faith keeps Ben Spencer hopeful though wrongfully convicted
    2

    Faith keeps Ben Spencer hopeful though wrongfully convicted

    7 years ago

     Ben Spencer has spent 22 Thanksgivings incarcerated in Texas state prisions and now waiting for a new trial in the Dallas county jail. Christmas and his birthday are approaching, but he depends on his faith...

  • The real meaning of being a wife
    13

    The real meaning of being a wife

    2 years ago

    When we were dating it was great. You brought me flowers, surprised me by coming home early, which I now know was just to check up on me .The first year was great! You loved everything I cooked and had no problem with...

  • Doing Time on The Outside
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