Sunday, July 20, 2008


A woman is arrested at Wal-Mart for shoplifting. She goes to court. Sounds like an easy conviction. But wait.
She, her husband and two children had just moved to Dallas. Her husband beat her up, so she and the children left. She had a job but no money, and wouldn't get paid until Friday. Since she was new in town, she knew no one and didn't know where to turn for help. She and the children could sleep in the car, and she was able to find some food in a dumpster for herself and her 2-year-old. However, her baby was hungry and her breasts were no longer producing milk. Out of desparation she stole some infant formula. She had never been arrested or convicted of a crime before. Now it's not so black and white.

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