Herman and Albert. You do not know me, and we will never meet. When I read about your story and situation I was so struck by the sadness and disgrace of what you have gone through. I can only hope you have strength and hope around you somewhere, in your mind if not in your surroundings. You have my support, and support from many other strangers.
Dear Herman and Wallace,
I hope that our officials and those elected to represent us will do the right thing by respecting your human rights and dignity, and the rights of other individuals like yourselves. Keep fighting for justice; there are many organizations, groups, and individuals like myself trying to make positive changes to the system as well. Remember, the Lord hears all requests made in earnestness! You are in my prayers.
All my best,
Dear Herman and Albert,
I am not proud of the fact that I rarely get involved in social issues. However, 41 years in solitary confinement is unacceptable under any circumstances. I sent a letter to Governor Bobby Jindal requesting your release on humanitarian grounds. I sincerely hope that you are released soon.
Herman and Wallace:
I will think of you each day and often ponder on all the years of your lives they have stolen from you in the name of justice.
90 years ago Langston Hughes wrote:
That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise:
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes.
……………..stay strong…….Dennis Gunn
This country starts wars in the name of freedom and justice, yet does not practise them at home. I stand with you!
I will never see you, or meet you in the flesh. But I believe everyone deserves a second chance, and that a loving Higher Power wipes away sin. I hope a message of support helps your cause. I would like to think of you guys, maybe fishing, or doing something you really like doing, perhaps going for a walk in the bush, or playing your favourite music. Or having a swim. Outside. In the air, with the sun on your faces.
A hug from me, for both of you.