In the Aftermath of The Photo

Rio Grande Winds Through the Chihuahuan Desert Public Domain Photo on Pixabay

Is the United States Becoming a Rogue Nation?

Unless you live under a rock, you saw the photo — -the same one I saw, the one that set my stomach churning even worse than those of the filthy conditions in our kiddie jails, yours and mine. We also own that picture: Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his almost two year old daughter, Valeria, face down where their bodies washed up. In death, the baby’s arm was…

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Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)