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Aug 13, 2011 mike hickey commented on I Would Like You to Know My Name.
To #206, I feel you when you suggest the death penalty, I really do. What I get from reading Ms. Hopper's writing and watching the tape of her statement in court today is that she is forgiving her attacker not because he deserves it but because she does. Teresa's family does, too. They deserve to take back their power that the attacker would still control if they allowed anger and revenge to dominate their psyches and overwhelm their souls. Thank you #205 for that truly amazing poem. Mostly, thank you Jennifer for showing grace under fire that is powerful and transformative. I'm humbled by your empathy, your courage, and I feel the need to find it within myself to become a better person after having read your story.
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Aug 11, 2011 mike hickey commented on I Would Like You to Know My Name.
Jennifer Hopper. I will never forget your name. I have family in St. Louis who knew Teresa, and we still speak about the senselessness of this brutality. I, too, agree wholeheartedly with #130. Your unwillingness to seek revenge is breath-taking and awe-inspiring, a sign that you are healing and taking back your power. And if it is some small consolation, you should know that I read your piece to my ENGL 101 students today at my community college. Your writing is a perfect example of the immense, limitless capacity for resiliency by the human spirit as well as the catharsis created by the act of writing. Jennifer Hopper. I will never forget your name. Never.

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