A Better Understanding

Tesia was a great guest, calm, collected, sure of herself and to the point. She has a lot to say about what is going on in her life, with her husband and with the other men in the case.0924130749

In many ways Tesia has given us a better understanding of what went on regarding the IRP6 case. We had talked to the other ladies regarding their specific problems, with their husbands, their family life, and children, and how life had changed so much from their perspective. Tesia had the opportunity and willingness to share with us the whole story, from the beginning. What went on and how they lived through it at the time. She gave us an account of the facts and how they were being unveiled, the uncertainty and incredulity all mixed together, right in front of their eyes; how they could not believe what was being revealed, how their lives were being implicated in a situation that they didn’t comprehend, as it was not of their doing.

She talked about getting right in to the issues, getting documented and educated to be able to best help her husband and the other men. How the process took a long time to evolve, and how, in the last minute, right at sentencing, it finally downed on to her. He was going to be put away; her husband was really going to go to prison. A man that she believed in, and had decided to spend the rest of her life with, was going to go away for quite some time.

You could hear the impotence in her voice, but also the hope. She knows that he is innocent, and she is dedicating all her spare time to support him, along with other families and the blessing of her church.

She talked long and clear, never backing out on her word. Once an Air Force supporter and graduate, she talked openly about feeling let down, not trusting the institutions. Those institutions that were her inspiration and her life for such a long time, now stand shady, in the doubtful side of life, in the not so trusting part of her spirit.

She is courageous, and she stands for her believes, for her values and her love. She is a trusting woman that will never trust again in the American dream. Her life was shattered and she is out there, in the world, denouncing the perpetrators, the very same administration that took her life, her dream, her husband away. Injustice has changed her views but not her values. Tesia still stands for honesty and valor, for love and faith, and in her own words, those values are keeping her sanity and her hope alive.

Next week we will have the last show of our IRP6 series. Yolanda Walker will join us to talk to us about her son Kyle, and how the absence of his father and the stress surrounding his life at this time, has made his health brittle, to the point of being life threatening at times. We are anticipating a great show once again.

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A Broken System

Times are changing and not always for the best. We are living in a world that seems to have DSCN0732forgotten about justice. The blindness of the Lady seems to have turned just one blind eye, and for some, the wrong one. It doesn’t seem that there is equality any more. In order to get a fair trial you need to have a good lawyer, a really good lawyer, and that costs a lot of money. Does that mean that if you don’t have a lot of money you are doomed to prison, and if you are affluent you can get away with murder? It is scary to think about in those terms, because, who has a lot of money? Unfortunately not a lot of us do

Being taken for granted is not uncommon any more, at least in some strata. Empathy and compassion are a thing of the past, and we are all too busy, have too many things to do to care. Is that where we want to be? We are becoming indifferent as a society. We seem to only care about what we have not what or who we are. If we have money we are worthy, if we are regular citizens with a job and bills to pay, we don’t count as much. Unfortunately we don’t usually realize this until it is too late, and we need more social or economical weight than we have. We are all too confident that we are OK.  We pay taxes and obey the law, don’t we? Why should we get need to worry? Why should we care?  What makes us think that all this is not going to touch us? How can we be so sure that this is not going to be a problem for ourselves? It is becoming all too common for people not to be able to get out of a situation in which they didn’t have anything to do, of which they were not even aware.

Well, some people have, and it is not a good thing. We assume that if somebody goes to prison is because they have done something wrong, because they are in the wrong side of the law. But unfortunately it is not always the case. I have been meeting more and more people that tell me that they were tried in a court of justice for something they haven’t done, in fact, for things they were not even related to. Is that carelessness of the justice system, or is it worse than that? Done in purpose to remove somebody from their way, or frame an individual so another one can go free. We can even think that some people could be there just to be made an example of.

It is true, in some cases, many times exploited by media; people go free when the consensus of people believes them guilty. It is more of the same. Our justice system seems to be broken, or to say it plainly, unjust. Have we all gone crazy or is it just me?

The more I think about it, the more concerned I am. We go through life without a second thought, what happens to others is none of my business, think most of us, but is it? It could be me, us, it could happen to anyone. And then it is my problem.

Well, I choose to make it my problem before it touches me directly. I choose to speak up and let the world know, for what that may be worth, that we need to stand united, that we are all one and that we should act like it. Like if we all matter equally, because we do.

To help us understand this issue we have invited a very interesting guest, Ethel Lopez. Ethel has some friends to whom this very thing happened, some members of her close friend circle have been put in a bad situation and she is doing something about it. Not because it is happening to her, but because she believes in justice and she wants to make it better. She will be talking to us about what happen and about what their wives and families are going through as a consequence of this trouble.

Please join us for a chat about injustice with Ethel, Tuesday September 3rd at 8 PM, PST http://www.blogtalkradio.com/captivating-chats/2013/09/04/unjust-justice

We really appreciate you listening to us, and who knows, maybe we can all together make a difference.