Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.
e-mail: batushkad@yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I wrote to Steve Corbett who hosts a radio program in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in regards to my thoughts on why the former Judges Ciavarella and Conahan possibly were unable to show remorse for their actions. I have been very pleased with Mr. Corbett's coverage and commentary in regards to the public corruption scandal and his being a voice of integrity. It was an honor that he read my comments in full on his program today (February 17, 2009). What I noted was that throughout history, where individuals have been able to classify a certain group as 'less than human', that has led to tragic consequences, examples can be seen with the Holocaust and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. In these situations, a group of people were seen as 'apart' and thus individuals felt justified in committing attrocities. It appears in the situation with the Judges, that they saw the youth they were dealing with as 'troubled' and not worth their attention, as people not of any intrinsic value, thus they could sadly feel justified in profiting at their expense because these youth were seen as without worth or purpose.

-Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.

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