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Go ask Alice

February 15, 2008

As some of you know, Tony has a court hearing coming up on Feb 20th.

Because of the weather (I hope), I haven’t seen Tony in 2+ days. If you’re in the area and you happen to see him, please remind him (again!) to call his lawyer, Alice Barton, at Derstine Penman at 1-866-304-1921 so that everyone can be prepared for the 20th and for the human rights action that she’s launched on Tony’s behalf.




UPDATE – 5pm – I saw Tony and re-reminded him to call Alice.   ps

The good judge

February 9, 2007

Please, judge, may I have some more?

“I never told you about Judge Chamberlain. She was the best judge I ever met.

“See, when I was 13, I got sent up to the boy’s training school for 6 months because of truancy and that sort of thing. It wasn’t too bad there; I learned some stuff, and at least I didn’t have to live at home. Home was a bad mess.

“So after my 6 months was up, I got out and went before this judge, Judge Chamberlain. I asked if she could just send me back to training school since I sure didn’t want to go back home. So she sent me back to training school for 9 more months, and I got my chef’s certificate so I could cook in restaurants and cafeterias. So when I got out, I went back to her courtroom and I thanked her, right there in the courtroom. She even came down from the bench and gave me a really big hug.

“You know, there’s some pretty good judges out there.”

Update on Tony: He’s in the Don Jail for another 5 days, at least. His health is better (and he’s warm and fed), but he did seem pale and a bit low key when I visited him yesterday. There are further court dates coming up. Alice Barton, a lawyer with Derstine Penman, is helping Tony out. Tony wanted to pass along his thanks to everyone who’s expressed support.

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