Jewish Hero of the American Revolution: Haym Salomon

After he sacrificed everything for the success of the Revolution, his loyalty was maligned because he was a Jew. One little known hero of the American Revolution was Haym Salomon. He was a financial hero, who sacrificed everything for the cause of liberty. Revolutions and their armies cost money. The poor thirteen colonies were going … Continue reading Jewish Hero of the American Revolution: Haym Salomon

Religion in Colonial America: “Early Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 1/5)

Unbelievably, after 400 years, freedom of religion is still controversial in America. In the beginning, religious issues permeated colonial America. Members of various sects immigrated to the New World seeking a safe haven for worship.  Some of these religions flourished, some stagnated, some evolved, some fragmented, and some failed. Colonial Denominations Calvinists dominated early Massachusetts.  … Continue reading Religion in Colonial America: “Early Heroes of Religious Liberty” (Pt 1/5)

An Eccentric Criminal’s Letter to Me: “Dear Satan and Your Whore”

“Dear Satan and Your Whore” One of my biggest challenges as a judge is to quickly differentiate between a person with an “attitude,” or a person who is eccentric, or a person who has mental health issues. This is not always easy. If the person “cops” an “attitude,” I am very fast and firm in putting … Continue reading An Eccentric Criminal’s Letter to Me: “Dear Satan and Your Whore”

Racist Criminal and Karma

There seems to be a never ending dumb criminals. Of course, "we don't catch the smart ones." I had a prisoner in the “cage” in my courtroom who was a neo-Nazi-Aryan-Brotherhood type racist. He was covered with white supremacist tattoos. I confess that I have very little tolerance for racists gangs. They are often mean, … Continue reading Racist Criminal and Karma