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Re: “Trial and Error: What Went Wrong in the McAllister Case

Good that the former senator pleaded "No Contest.
It is so very bad however that the bungling of details peripheral to the case prompts folks to dub the first witness as perjurer.
She ought receive training and counseling from the very state who encouraged her testimony that she is a good, courageous and honest person.
Otherwise our state talks a deal about Goodness but doesn't have the back of Goodness.
Our human brain's very engineering tends to forget, confuse, rethink details and scenes in our lives, particularly those tumultuous scenes.
We may have several clear and absolute memories of that turmoil, but infused with vague thoughts, and pictures, hesitant , changing memories of detail and sequence.
One who would deem it right and fitting to pour out these memories ought be proud to come forward at all in front of a professional trained to discredit these very memories.
Congratulations to the young person for trying.
How very brave to come forward and attempt to tell of oppression.
She should know by that she ought be proud. A well-lived life lies in beginning to do the harder tasks, and seeing them through, regardless of outcome.
It is excruciatingly painful to come out with truth when one is but a small person claiming a wrong against a much larger entity or person.
Because this witness came forward, there is an "alleged" oppressor who may end his bad.
Because of this young person,there is truly hope that more survivors of personal and institutional bullying,abuse & plain wrong will continue to step forward with their stories.
Someone who encouraged her testimony ought tell her this.
We really do not want to become an evil empire where might and power paralyze the small and ordinary.
Fair Citizen

Posted by Fair Citizen on 01/12/2017 at 10:20 AM

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