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Category Archives: Rape

Who’s Myriam Gurba?

Myriam Gurba is a feisty, talented, and photogenic writer and social activist. Whether or not readers agree with her opinions, Gurba entertains with a deft literary touch. I receive many newsletters and one of them is Electric Literature but I usually don’t have time to read fairly long stories since I’m at the computer to […]

Also posted in Homosexuals, Myriam Gurba, Racism, Sex, Writers

Jail for Juvenile Felons

There’s a pretty picture on the postcard: San Francisco Bay provides a serene, blue backdrop for a hill with a group of shining buildings on it. The writing on the other side acknowledges the setting’s superficial beauty but offers a warning: San Quentin prison may look good on a postcard but is not a nice […]

Also posted in Crime, Juvenile Crime, Murder, Prisons, Sacramento, San Quentin, Theft

Wallace Beery v. The Bellhop

A couple of weeks earlier I’d gotten this great job as a bellhop at one of the finest hotels in Pasadena. I loved coming to work in a clean uniform and not having to work outside getting hot and dirty with a bunch of grubby men. In the hotel all the guests looked important, and […]

Also posted in Boxing, Gloria Swanson, Movies, Pasadena, Wallace Beery

Humane Capital Punishment

The European Union insisted Germany stop supplying American prisons with sodium thiopental, an anesthetic that had frequently been used in three-drug lethal injections. Penal authorities responded by brewing some unproven compounds, and last week relatives and attorneys of Dennis McGuire complained he experienced cruel and unusual punishment during execution since the new intravenous two-drug cocktail […]

Also posted in Capital Punishment, Heinrich Hmmler, Hermann Goering, Lawyers, Murder

Lady Driver

This story is now in the collection “The Bold Investor”

Also posted in Crime, Murder, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC

Limbaugh Loves Kony

As child like thousands in Uganda I was kidnapped by Lord’s Resistance Army of Joseph Kony and tortured and raped and brainwashed for years as thousands died and am confused why free American radio talker Rush Limbaugh calls Joseph Kony Christian and attacks Barack Obama for trying to help us and through mangled lips I […]

Also posted in Africa, Barack Obama, Brainwashing, Child Molestation, Cults, Joseph Kony, Media, Nazis, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Uganda

Criminal Justice in Islam

In blighted but affordable east Bakersfield old bank transformed into new mosque hosts annual Islamic Conference where keynote speaker Main Al-Qudah, PhD in Islamic law and imam at large mosque in Houston, steps to podium. He’s slim, stern, middle-aged, dressed in suit and tie, and resembles prosecutor as power points to screen bearing principles of […]

Also posted in Alcohol, Bakersfield, Crime, Drugs, Islam, Jordan, Main Al-Qudah, Marriage, Middle East, Religion, Saudi Arabia