Bearing False Witness

“A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.” Proverbs 19:5 – In Georgia, and elsewhere, crime victims should always be given justice. I have been a victim of a residential burglary. I never knew the feeling of insecurity...

The Gift

“When you were born, instructions on how to raise you were not included.” – Carol Worley Swindle – I cannot say with a straight face that I was an easy child. I was stubborn, mischievous, sometimes disobedient, amongst other things. Some folks say that...

The 90 Day Law

COVID has had a huge impact on the criminal justice system. However, judges, lawyers, victims, defendants, and other litigants are working hard to relieve the backlog of cases across the state. There has been improvement every day. The judges, defense attorneys, and...

Mentorship Enriches Our Community

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor. When you ask a successful business owner, community volunteer, welder, mechanic, doctor, etc., how they achieved success,...

The Rittenhouse Verdict

Kenosha, Wisconsin— August 25, 2020 Gaige Grosskreutz, Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Kyle Rittenhouse attend a protest over the police shooting of a black man named Jacob. But, the four are not together. Rittenhouse is alone. Trial testimony provided that Kyle...

Herschel Walker for Senate

Fall of 1980 – “That man is huge,” I said to my father. Who is he? My father said, “Jake, that is Herschel Walker. He will win the Heisman Trophy.” A couple of minutes pass. Then Herschel approaches and puts me on his shoulder. Actually, it was more like a boulder....

What Is Marsy’s Law?

1983 – California – 21-year-old Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas is afraid. Her ex-boyfriend is stalking her. She knows that something bad is about to happen. She is right. Soon after she feels those intuitions, she is murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Days after...

The Mockingbird

The first book I read was To Kill A Mockingbird. – This book gave me my first insight into the hearts of evil men. It also sparked my interest in the concepts of guilt and innocence. Parts of the book would forge my path through life; particularly during...

The First Stone

So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” – The words of Jesus Christ found in John 8:7. – I am always somewhat cautious when writing about Jesus. I...