When asked how to get out of jury duty, Rob replies, "Get arrested." He did four years ago. And now he's all set. "So, be a man, and then also commit crimes."
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Like most Karen, Ser wants to maintain his way of life but understands that tourism will be a threat to his village if youth like him don't empower themselves to guide it in the right direction.
As a criminal prosecutor in California, I and others who work in the criminal justice system share the frustration of victims of crime who feel like the state government has failed us again.
They have been preparing for this crisis since 1994. They have built a disciplined, equipped, determined force not of hundreds, not of thousands, but ...
I always like to say 'garbage in, garbage out' which illustrates the negative side. Instead, let's rephrase and live 'sparkling pure potential in -- sparkling pure potential out'.
At 60 years, the Karen resistance against the three A's -- annihilation, absorption, and assimilation -- is either the world's longest-running war for independence or its most extended exercise in futility.
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