Thursday, August 04, 2011
Jackie Hudson crosses over
It was finally the multiple myeloma, a brutal cancer that runs in the bloodstream, that took her life, and the jail staff at the Irwin County detention facility in Tennessee made her suffer tremendously in great pain for two weeks. Many of us called to inquire after her. When I finally reached an actual person and was lied to directly and repeatedly ("She's fine.") I simply said, "Well, she's a precious person to many and has only helped and never hurt so you take good care of her." We were all getting daily reports from Joe Power-Drutis, a nurse, who was Jackie's good friend and knew how she suffered. It was shameful, like a domestic Abu Ghraib.
Jackie was judged by the US legal system but that is irrelevant. Mother Nature, the Creator, and all who hold nonviolent love as our human highest aspiration have judged Jackie a Shero of our times. Take three minutes to meet her if you haven't. She and some other Wondernuns are the sheroes of the documentary Conviction, and this is a short clip with Jackie. Jackie, go with Goddess.