Stevie Bates

Sean Munger’s blog has a post about Stevie Bates, a young, socially conscious college student who disappeared eighteen months ago under rather mysterious circumstances. I won’t hazard a guess as to what happened to her; it could be anything. I just hope she’s still alive.

“Executed” today in history

On this day in 1901, James Brady was lynched in Helena, Montana after his arrest for the kidnap and sexual assault of a little girl. Quite possibly he have been hanged in any case if he had been brought to trial and properly convicted, and certainly I have no sympathy for a serial child molester and possible killer. But lynching is still wrong and I’m glad someone was brought to account for it, even if it was only the jailer.