Today is Thursday. Today, I found out that one of the truly decent men I write, who is in prison, had a heart attack. This man suffers from a heart condition. He has been asking, pleading for medical care and still he is denied. His dear wife went to a judge to ask for help and the judge in turn denied her. I am stunned.
Folks, WHERE THE HELL IS HUMANITY?
I am crying here. I have written the warden. I have pleaded for this man. I know others have done the same. What does one have to do to get a bit of kindness?
He needs a cardiologist and he can’t get one. Instead the prison says he’s lying about his heart condition. This isn’t a doctor determining this. It’s prison officials. Is there not a conscience among any of them?
When I lived in New York State, the prison in Elmira housed a man whose wife stayed with us from time to time to visit her husband. I remember this so clearly like it was just yesterday. The man, who was in his fifties, had chest pains. He screamed and pleaded for the guards, for anyone to help him. They ignored him and told him to go f–k himself. He died after suffering excruciating pain.
That was 13 years ago and what has changed?
I see Trump signs all up and down my street and logos that say “Make America Great Again.” REALLY?!
Let’s face it. You can have the richest country, the biggest military, the lowest taxes and that doesn’t make anyone great.
Greatness comes from the courage and integrity to do the right thing. Greatness is compassion. Greatness is me standing up for you and you standing up for me. Greatness is reaching out a hand and making a difference in this world.
Greatness is someone in that prison coming to aid of a man who is suffering.
Oh God Almighty, please be with Jeffrey Sterling and his family. There is so much cruelty that I feel like I’m choking. Is there not one caring human being in that prison who would help ease that man’s suffering and save his life?
I am crying people…I am crying. This is not greatness; this is the result of a cold cruel prison industrial complex ruled by people who are tombs inside and have lost the ability to feel another’s pain.
Where is mercy?…………….