Sectarian attacks in Northern Ireland were showing no sign of abating by the end of August, despite a recent declaration by the Irish Republican Army that it will lay down its arms, according to both Catholic and Protestant communities reporting attacks.
The leader of the (Anglican) Church of Ireland, Archbishop Robin Eames, said in a statement August 29 that there was “no justification or excuse” for the daily attacks.
“Innocent people and families are facing danger to their lives simply because of their religion or political identity,” he said. “Protestants and Roman Catholics must reject and condemn all attacks made under the guise of Loyalism [from the Protestant side] or republicanism [from the Catholic community],” he said.
A. M. Stroud III, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, expresses regret for the role he played in sending Glenn Ford to death row in 1984. “I was 33 years old. I was arrogant, judgmental, narcissistic and very full of myself. I was not as interested in justice as I was in winning.” Stroud says he presented dubious evidence from a forensic pathologist, precluded black jurors from the trial (Ford, since exonerated, is black), and ignored the fact that the ap