Why Equal Justice Matters – in Ukiah and New York

When justice is not meted out fairly, terrible things begin to happen. Small-town Ukiah, no less than the nation’s vast metropolises, needs to trust that its law enforcement authorities are willing to act on behalf of all its residents. When that is not the case – when local people come to believe that decisions about … Continue reading

Four Years On, with Literary Flavor

On this, the fourth anniversary of Susan Keegan’s still-unprosecuted homicide, we will allow other voices to express the profound sorrow, quiet rage, and still-hopeful belief in the rule of law that guides our continued quest for justice. Feverish reader that she was, Susan would appreciate our effort to let literature speak for us:     … Continue reading

59th Birthday: In Memorium

Happy Birthday, Susan. Beloved sister, cousin, mother, daughter, friend, artist, and teacher.  We keep your memory alive in our hearts, we celebrate the time we had with you, and we miss you every day. And we continue to pursue justice on your behalf.  Enough already?  Susan would disagree, as we are reminded by words spoken … Continue reading

A System We Believe In

And still we wait.  As Susan Keegan’s 59th birthday approaches, the sole suspect in her homicide remains free. Anxious, one assumes.  Fully aware that much of the Ukiah community expects his arrest.  Very cautious about his behavior in public. But free nonetheless. Susan “died at the hands of another” more than three years ago, according … Continue reading