Daily Archives: 20 Sep 2011

The American Injustice System Strikes Again

Toilet paper

Taking this is worse than rape..., in America

If you’re a white QB in the NFL (Ben Roethlisberger) you can sexually assault anyone you like and nothing happens.  But if you’re a poor black guy who steals toilet paper, you’re tossed in the slammer for 4 years…

A man who was arrested in October of 2010 for stealing four rolls of toilet paper from a construction site was sentenced to four years in prison.  According to the Shelby County Criminal Court database, 41-year-old Percy Johnson was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Friday, September 16, 2011.

I find that offensive.  And oh so wrong.  And most of all, I find it unjust.

Luke Timothy Johnson’s Hebrews Commentary on Sale (via Theological Musings)

LTJ is a fine scholar and a very nice person. I’ve not seen this volume but if Cliff recommends it, it’s surely worth reading.

Luke Timothy Johnson's Hebrews Commentary on Sale I happened to stop by ChristianBook.com and noticed that they were having a sale on some commentaries. One of these commentaries is Luke Johnson’s excellent commentary on Hebrews. While it normally lists for $50, CBD has it on sale for the unbelievable price of $12.99. So I suggest that you take your Starbucks money for the week and save it to buy this excellent commentary. You will thank me later. … Read More

via Theological Musings

What’s Your 9 Year Old Up To?

Hopefully not what a pair of 9 year old’s in Clarkesville are…

Police in Clarksville say three boys caused an estimated $60,000 in damage at a local elementary school.  The department said in a news release there was damage to several classrooms and the gymnasium at Glenellen Elementary School on Sunday afternoon.  Investigators found computers and video screens smashed, glass in exterior doors shattered and a fire extinguisher discharged.  “Once they got in they turned over computers, one lap top and seven desktop computers. These were computers teachers use and some of our special needs students use,” Spokesperson for Clarksville-Robertson County Schools Elise Shelton told Nashville’s News 2.

Who would do such a perverse thing?

Witnesses told police where the suspects, a 13-year-old and two nine-year-olds, could be found.  They were arrested and charged with burglary.  The 13-year-old was taken to a juvenile detention facility.  The nine-year-olds, both students at Glenellen, were released to their parents and remained on house arrest Monday afternoon.

Perhaps leaving them in the same house as their parents isn’t the best plan.  They apparently didn’t control them before nor do a very good job of teaching them to respect others.