A Life In The Balance

Author: Billy Wayne Sinclair
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628720310
Size: 11.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 11

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was abolished, his sentence was life. Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars—feared by many politicians and prison officials for his well-known incorruptibility and unrelenting crusade for prison reform. This is his memoir. A Life in the Balance begins with an almost unbearable account of his early years—when he was so abused by his father one wonders how he survived—and his “escape” into a crowd of hooligans, which led him to the fateful day in 1965 when he held up the convenience store. His story takes you behind the metal doors of the Angola State Penitentiary to reveal the brutal truth of life inside. Here you will meet Billy Ray, Billy Wayne’s blood brother; old Emmitt Henderson, who died of prison neglect; Jamie Parks, a seventeen-year-old kid whose fate was sealed the day he arrived in Angola; Big Mick, who ran drugs in the prison to earn money to put his handicapped sister through college; Wilbert Rideau, Billy Wayne’s coeditor on The Angolite; the Dixie Mafia; and Richard Clark Hand, the young lawyer who took on Billy Wayne’s case and has been fighting for his release for thirty years.

A Life In The Balance

Author: Stanley J. Winkelman
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 081432942X
Size: 12.61 MB
Format: PDF
View: 65

Stanley J. Winkelman (1922-1999) was a powerful and influential man in the Detroit business community. After graduating from the University of Michigan and becoming a research chemist, Winkelman later joined the family retail business started by this father and uncle in the early part of the century. Although Winkelman is credited with transforming the retail industry through shrewd business deals with overseas markets, his dedication to religious, civic, and community affairs influenced much of Detroit’s social history. A Life in the Balance is the memoir of this great Detroit business leader. Stanley J. Winkelman, World War II veteran and native Michiganian, revolutionized the retail industry by bringing reasonably priced European career fashions to women. He was a lifetime member of the local chapter of the NAACP, active in the Jewish Community Council, lifetime member of the Temple Beth El, and during the 1967 Detroit riot took an active role in keeping city businesses from leaving city limits and improving race relations. Winkelman was also an active member of New Detroit—an organization formed after the 1967 riots dedicated to increasing communication with the African American community—along with such leaders as Henry Ford II and Walter P. Reuther. A Life in the Balance is not only the personal memoir of a Detroit business leader but also a record of Detroit’s social history through the life of one of its most prominent citizens. Readers interested in Detroit history will find Stanley Winkelman’s story an inspiring read.

Life In The Balance

Author: Thomas B. Graboys
Publisher: Union Square Press
ISBN: 9781402753411
Size: 17.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 49

Chronicles the author's descent from a top cardiologist to a patient slowly succumbing to Parkinson's disease and dementia, including how he struggles with the feelings he experiences daily and the impact of the diseases in his life.

Life In The Balance

Author: Joni Eareckson Tada
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441225948
Size: 14.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 88

Never before has it been so important for Christians to discover the answers God's Word holds to our culture's biggest ethical and social dilemmas. Every day, the 24-hour news cycle offers stories from around the world of unimaginable physical, mental, and emotional suffering. Yet more often than not, these stories and the underlying problems they represent are reported with no suggestions for resolution. Can it really be true that there are no solutions to our world's biggest crises? Joni Eareckson Tada refuses to believe it. On her TV show, she has interviewed scores of people who have faced life's toughest battles--and emerged victorious! In Life in the Balance, Joni and her friends take on some of the most difficult issues covered by the evening news, such as street violence, abortion, autism, genocide, and stem-cell research. But they don't just tell the stories; they dig deep into the Word of God to find real and lasting solutions to so-called "unsolvable" problems. This workbook, designed for participants in a Life in the Balance individual and group study, will guide readers to apply the timeless yet timely truth of God's Word to society's greatest challenges.

The Case Of Mumia Abu Jamal

Author: Amnesty International
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609801823
Size: 19.83 MB
Format: PDF
View: 15

Mumia Abu-Jamal has been incarcerated on Pennsylvania's death row for over two decades. His case has generated more controversy and received more attention, both national and international, than that of any other inmate currently under sentence of death in the United States of America. Mumia Abu Jamal, black, was convicted and sentenced to death in July 1982 for the murder of white police officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981. He has steadfastly maintained his innocence. Since the trial, those advocating his release or retrial have contested the validity of much of the evidence used to obtain his conviction. These accusations have been countered by members of the law enforcement community and their supporters, who have agitated for Abu-Jamal's execution while maintaining that the trial was unbiased. Based on its review of the trial transcript and other original documents, human rights organization Amnesty International believes that the interests of justice would best be served by the granting of a new trial to Mumia Abu-Jamal. This pamplet explains why.

Life In The Balance

Author: Niles Eldredge
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691050090
Size: 18.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 45

"Eldredge's tour ends at the Panama Canal, the site of one of humankind's greatest achievements, where, if only by necessity, practical solutions to maintaining biodiversity's delicate balance have been successfully implemented. If his message is not entirely pessimistic, it is not entirely hopeful either. There are a number of difficult actions we must take as a global society if we are to stem an impending Sixth Extinction, and Eldredge outlines these steps in detail."--BOOK JACKET.