In my America this should not happen

Martin NiemollerFirst they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller  (pictured above)

Then they came for The Holy Land Foundation?

According to Professor John Pfaff of Fordham Law School one of the reasons our criminal justice system is broken is because prosecutors have become so  much more aggressive.  We saw this in Mitch’s case.

Now read about the shutdown of the Holy Land Foundation 2 months after 9/11 and the maniacal intensity of the government’s pursuit and eventual conviction of men in this charitable organization. 

There is no other way to describe it than as a miscarriage of justice of monumental proportions. 

Read this blog

and this article

and this

And then talk about it.

I am not optimistic that these men will ever see freedom but in my America this should not happen.

David Haymes


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Retired physician, author, and nonprofit worker in Africa

One thought on “In my America this should not happen”

  1. Aggressiveness in the judicial and penal system is rampant and leaves a heavy mark on ex convicts and all those they encounter in their families and communities after prison. Peaceful alternatives must considered on all fronts.


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