Creating Community:The Art of Empowerment in Community by Michael Robert Pierson

By Michael Robert Pierson

"Houston is a huge urban, with a criminal offense expense to compare that of so much significant towns. Violent crimes take place day-by-day. in this specific day, Matt Wakefield, a tender HPD theft Investigator was once dispatched to a theft via firearms at a comfort shop, with further details of “Shots Fired!” A two-time ex-con had tried a carjacking. Matt arrived after the sufferer used to be rushed to a medical institution by means of a Houston fireplace division ambulance. There, he discovered Alice Renfro used to be DOA, and met her husband, Jim. Capital homicide fees may now take priority over theft fees. A suspect, pointed out by means of a witness, was once arrested blocks from the scene. Jim used to be shocked on the lack of his liked spouse. Matt attempted to convenience the devastated guy, staying with him until eventually the Coroner’s workplace despatched a Unit to move her to the County Morgue. He attended her funeral and saved Jim apprised of growth at the case. The suspect was once indicted, attempted, came across accountable of Capital homicide and sentenced to loss of life. regularly, execution didn’t ensue for 15 years or extra, because of repeated appeals, at the taxpayers’ dime, and help from Anti-Death Penalty teams. The convicted assassin used to be put on demise Row on the Polunsky Unit in East Texas to watch for loss of life. yet Alice didn’t get an additional 15 years. Jim met grief-stricken Celia Gomez at a sufferers’ help crew; her husband had additionally been murdered by way of a hijacker. looking justice, they replaced identities, turning into staff of the Texas division of legal Justice, Institutional department. After nearly four years, they labored on loss of life Row, at the evening shift, with the necessary jobs. They have been sufferer and smuggled pistols directly to “The Row”; one foggy evening the time used to be correct. Their revenge wouldn't be denied. They escaped to Mexico, yet Matt was once coming after them."

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