You know, I initially wanted to upload the 411 as a weekly feature but it turns out I do not want this blog to become a piece of regurgitated mess (Sorry Gossip Bloggers). That made me decide that I won’t post the 411 except there’s a story that actually pricks my interest and I really feel the need to share.
Today it happened that both stories that got my attention this week are human rights related. Most people who know me know that I am passionate about human rights and ensuring that peoples rights are protected.I have a lot of strong feelings and opinions about a lot of topics and I am not afraid to voice them or in this case write them… as we go along you will get to read some of this things that I care so passionately about. PS: I want to know what you are passionate about also, lets make this interactive.
Here is The 411
Apparently, An African american man was jailed for a murder committed in 1975. He basically rotted in jail for 39 years before the supposed eye witness admitted that he had not actually witnessed said murder and had been pressured by Cleveland police. The justice system is supposed to be the back bone of our faith in humanity rather has proven to be the bane of our existence. Well, this man was let go after the witness Eddie Vernon, now 53, told a minister who visited him on his sick bed that Jackson was innocent. A claims judge ordered that he (Jackson) be paid over 1 million dollars in compensation. All thanks to Michele Berry, his attorney from the Innocence Project. Read the full Story HERE
Domestic Violence still has a hold on the Nigerian society. It’s hard, so hard to hear painful stories like this. A situation where a husband beats his wife to death is not acceptable and the fact that the police was almost uninterested in helping out makes me wonder what mess we are in as a people. I remember tweeting a while ago that just living in Nigeria is a safety hazard well, I guess living as a woman in Nigeria is more dangerous! Read the full story HERE
Domestic violence in Nigeria has been a cause of outrage for many years now but it seems little has been done. As a people we need to face this monster head on, we can start by not tweeting about domestic violence and actually do something.
- Report such situations to the police even if its just a suspicion.
- Stop tweeting and start educating people one person at a time.
- Parents need to give heir children a better orientation. violence is not the answer.
Thanks for reading today and Remember Your comments make music and my soul dances to it!