Tales of a Citizen Activist, Part 2 [IS]
I transition from flushing my Mother’s cigarettes down the toilet at age 5, and walking out of a racist Country Club at age 8, to the toughest challenge of my life. My sister, who was 33 years old at the time, was murdered by her husband. He evaded justice and was able to keep their children for 10 years, in part because Tennessee law did not count abuse of a spouse as a strike against a parent’s right to custody of their children. That led me to write the first law of my life.
Through that long and painful fight, I was able to get justice for my sister. Her husband is now serving a 56 year prison term for her murder. Also, their children are now in the custody of my parents, and are both growing up in a safe and loving home. In addition to going over the details of this story, I take some terrific and interesting calls. I discuss with those callers what happened in their lives to encourage them to change the world and make it better.