Hi Forrest, On Friday I was told by my attorney that the County Attorney told him that the Grand Jury, after hearing one side of the story, voted that thereMessage 1 of 1 , Oct 21, 2005View Source
On Friday I was told by my attorney that the County Attorney told him that the Grand Jury, after hearing one side of the story, voted that there was no true bill against me and that they now regarded the misunderstanding as over. Accordingly, your graciously offered excused absences for the duration of my uncertainties will no longer be needed as I intend to resume my usual dedication to the job that the people of Hollis have elected me to for the last three terms.
I will again try to make all future meetings with at least the same effort as I have in the past and I look forward to being a part of a great and unique example of citizens dedicating themselves to difficult community service at the risk of the ire of a portion of that community.
I thought some of you might be interested in this poem I wrote while watching the morning proceedings from the gallery.
Justice v. TruthI watch as Justice, itself unfolds.And wonders in each case revealsShades of Grey that younger eyes see not.As law, and rights, and justice vieWith Truth to see the light of day.The knowing and the hardened to the system beAware of processes that lurk beneathThat most may never even think to see.Of offers made and taken and of others not so,Either made not through fault of wantor rejected still by force of moral will.To win or loose, but to stand tallAnd not accept the easy wayOf saying on did thus and soOn promise of release ‘right now’And removal of Damaclean swordFrom oft one’s head forevermore;And yet forevermore must wearLike letters scarlet on one’s heartThe acceptance of guilt for acts not done.Moral courage must will outTo save one’s very soulFor threat to body cannot matchThe loss of the essence of one’s soul.
7 Sept 2005