In our line of work we come into contact with many people who are in difficult, if not desperate situations. Their perseverance to right the wrongs around them inspire us.
Vladek Filler was persecuted and wrongly convicted of spousal rape by an unethical prosecutor in Maine. The prosecutor, Mary Kellett was recently recommended for suspension by the panel that investigated her handling of his case: http://www.saveservices.org/2012/12/maine-bar-recommends-suspension-for-asst-da-mary-kellett.
Gordon Smith was wrongly arrested several times over the course of several years due to false allegations of domestic violence in Delaware. Gordon was cleared after his electronic monitoring unit proved that he could not have attacked his accuser, and he recently received this letter from State Senator Lawson to A. G. Biden: http://www.saveservices.org/2012/12/de-sen-lawson-to-a-g-biden-on-behalf-of-falsely-accused-gordon-smith.
The message I want to give you today is this:
Find hope, know hope, give hope.
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Here’s to hope!
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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