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Alternative to shooting? ….. Compassion?

If you pay any attention to the news, you may have heard that an 18-year-old boy, Sammy,  was shot to death by a Toronto police officer a few weeks ago.  He was alone in a streetcar.  With a 3” knife.  … Continue reading

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People in mental or emotional distress need human nurturing and other kinds of personal support, yet often end up isolated.  This can conceivably slow any potential healing process and make things worse for both the person and the community. But … Continue reading

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