The Importance of Being Nerdy

April 23, 2008

A friend sent me this link, with a note, “Arrr! It be cruel and unusual punishment!”

To which I naturally replied, “Shiver me timbers! Yer evolving standards of decency has been cast in Davy Jones’ locker!”

It’s possible that we both need a hobby.

Fund for Glen Edward Chapman

April 23, 2008

As regular readers will know, Glen Edward Chapman was released from North Carolina’s death row recently after having served over a decade in prison for two murders he did not commit. People of Faith Against the Death Penalty have set up a fund to help Edward adjust to life in the free world. He was released from prison with little more than the clothes on his back and some pocket change, and needs help with basic things like renting an apartment. 100% of donations will go to help Mr. Chapman, and they are tax-deductible.

Send a check or money order to:

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
110 W. Main St., Ste. 2G
Carrboro, NC 27510

Be sure to note “For Edward Chapman” on your donation.

(While it is possible that Mr. Chapman might receive compensation from the State for his wrongful conviction, he would first have to receive a full pardon from the Governor. Such pardons are extremely rare, particularly in cases like Mr. Chapman’s that do not involve DNA.)


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