Can you believe what is going on in India? Women are shot, raped and tortured and yet there doesn’t seem to be any justice. Perhaps it’s time for all women to band together and put an end to this but how can they, when they are locked in homes, watched by the men in their lives? It’s terrible. Something has to be done.
Soon it’ll be the year of the Snake. Going to be an interesting time — Stay tuned. I might post the article here.
On CNN recently there was a case about Danny Chong being locked up in a holding cell for 5 days at the DEA office — When interviewed he said he couldn’t get out and he had to drink his own urine since there was no water.
This is terrible! And I believe there will be a lawsuit involved in this — How can they treat people like this? What were they thinking?
I first went to see Charles Ng in 1994 and at first he was such an angry young man since he was locked up and accused of all these horrific murders probably committed by Leonard Lake. So easy to be a scapegoat is what he believes. But Charles is not just like any other prisoner, he tried to learn everything about the U.S. judical system because he was fighting for his life but the media and public opinion is something he never thought about. He would have no chance no matter what he learned.
Whenever I listen to Charles Ng talk about his parents I know that he misses them and wants them to visit but they live in Hong Kong. Besides, he forgets that he’s been imprisoned for over 25 years now. He doesn’t realize that people do get old and it’s not easy for them to travel such a long distance. How heartbreaking it must be for his folks to know that he was found guilty and now must live out the rest of his days, not only away from them but in America despised and locked up in San Quentin on Death Row. I’m sure that is something no parent wants to think about. But if he is indeed guilty, then where else can he go?
As beautiful as San Francisco Bay is, I still find it unsettling to go to San Quentin to visit Charles Ng. It’s hard to see someone stuck in a place with no chance of ever getting out. What could anyone do confined in a small space with all kinds of time on their hands? How much reading and writing can you do? As for visitors, who would want to go to see a man who has been found guilty of killing so many people? I know that he craves visitors because he’s a social person and likes to talk. Sounds as though his own family has given up on him and I believe it does hurt him to think about that.