A Bail Hearing or Kabuki Theater? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

a courtrooms can be theater. judges, even when court is not officially in session, often will don their robe to meet with parties. the robe wearing is meant to convey the encounter’s seriousness. these informal meetings are commonly referred to as “kabuki theater.” “the term “kabuki┬áis a form of classical theater in japan known forContinue reading “A Bail Hearing or Kabuki Theater? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

The Disarming Tale Of Two Cities

a pointed firearm can be persuasive. in granada hills, california, the los angeles county’s district attorney’s husband, mr. david lacey, was confronted at his home with early morning protestors. from the reports, before 6 am in the morning, they approached the residence and were on the property. mr. david lacey, the da’s husband, according toContinue reading “The Disarming Tale Of Two Cities”

The “No Thought” Police? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

in los angeles, a dystopian convergence occurred. the police department became the “thought” and “no thought” police all at once. the lapd issued a “community alert” which provided that “if you are being robbed, do not resist the robbery suspects; cooperate and comply with their demands. be a good witness.” the orwellian “area safety bulletin”Continue reading “The “No Thought” Police? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Thou Shalt Prescribe? Should Justice Principles Apply to Medicine? A Ten Commandments’ Tale

i used to suffer from annual sinus infections. the treatment was simple. one doctor appointment and a $5.00 prescription for erythromycin. one year, my doctor wrote a script for a “new” medication. he told me that it might make me feel better “a day” sooner. the pharmacy bill for the new drug was $70.00! thereContinue reading “Thou Shalt Prescribe? Should Justice Principles Apply to Medicine? A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

you shall not pervert justice; you shall not show favoritism…. Justice, justice shall you pursue deuteronomy 16: 19-20 the moore family and their supporters scored one of the greatest victories in california criminal justice history. they took on the los angeles county sheriff’s department, the los angeles country district attorney, and the entire state ofContinue reading “Moore (Family) Justice: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

A Medal For Injustice? The Judiciary, Justice Department and Journalism Win the Gold: A Ten Commandments’ Story

justice delay is justice denied willam e. gladstone a recent criminal court ruling brought home gold medals in injustice. the ruling concerning mrs. gina chiles, mother of olympian jordan chiles, evidenced a moral failure of the judiciary, the justice department and the journalists covering the story. mrs. gina chiles got a great plea deal. sheContinue reading “A Medal For Injustice? The Judiciary, Justice Department and Journalism Win the Gold: A Ten Commandments’ Story”

An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

“you shall choose out of the entire nation men of substance, god fearers, men of truth, who hate monetary gain, and you shall appoint over them.” jethro, exodus 18 moses’ father in law, jethro, succinctly defined the substance of the judiciary. a federal court judge, in 2009, reminded the legal community as to the court’sContinue reading “An Amazing Moment In Jurisprudence: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

“Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale

human nature apparently never changes. bad or corrupt conduct has always existed and will continue. humanity’s challenge is to temper it. jethro, moses’ father in law, and midianite priest, offered some of the most valuable advice to moses and society. he is perhaps one of history’s wisest individuals. the torah document jethro’s instruction to mosesContinue reading ““Follow the Money”: An Old Testament Concept: A Ten Commandments’ Tale”

Hear O’ Minor: “Listen”

in the torah. god makes a big point about people listening. one of torah’s most important sentences begins “hear o’ israel.” deuteronomy 6:4. it is the pronouncement of the one god and is known as the “shema.” through jewish religious services, it is repeated many times. perhaps, it is because god knows that humanity hasContinue reading “Hear O’ Minor: “Listen””

Buddha vs. Moses: Different Perspectives When Exiting the Palace

both buddha and moses shared a similar life experience. their actions, however, were profoundly different. both buddha and moses were palace dwellers. buddha, for the earlier part of his life, was sheltered in a palace. the buddha was disillusioned with palace life. as a result, he left and had four visits outside the palace whichContinue reading “Buddha vs. Moses: Different Perspectives When Exiting the Palace”