I don’t believe in angels, no. But I do have a wee parking angel. It’s on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it’s supposed to give you a parking space. It’s worked so far.
I was more than a little sad when I read this story. I wish I could say it surprised me but being a victim of tragic criminal justice myself I couldn’t let this one go without sharing.
Please feel free to leave comments and talk about what you think about this case that’s about to go before the Indiana Supreme Court. I welcome your fellowship and feedback.
Blake Layman made one very bad decision. He was 16, an unexceptional teenager growing up in a small Indiana town. He’d never been in trouble with the law, had a clean criminal record, had never owned or even held a gun.
That decision sparked a chain of events that would culminate with his arrest and trial for “felony murder”. The boy was unarmed, had pulled no trigger, killed no one. He was himself shot and injured in the incident while his friend standing beside him was also shot and killed. Yet Layman would go on to be found guilty by a jury of his peers and sentenced to 55 years in a maximum-security prison for a shooting that he did not carry out.
How Blake Layman got to be in the Kafkaesque position in which he now finds himself – facing the prospect of spending most of the rest of his life in a prison cell for a murder that he did not commit Continue reading Ripped From the Headlines: Felony murder: why a teenager who didn’t kill anyone faces 55 years in jail
Originally posted on Changing Journey:
Am I cheating? Am I not embracing the whole point of the 365 day challenge?
I don’t know. However, it is a good opportunity to promote my shop!
I’ve added some more products to my shop! Today, with the weather being cold and dry….and my skin being even drier….it seemed like a good day to make some moisturizers and add them to my menu.
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