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Richard Killmer

Putting Kids In Solitary Confinement: A Cruel And Unwise Decision

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

I want a future community for my grandchildren which is marked by health and wholeness. By working to end the practice of the solitary confinement of youth, I hope to contribute to that kind of community.

An Auspicious Day

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Whether the movie actually implies that torture led to bin Laden, or whether, as the filmmakers suggest, that idea is completely outlandish, it is true that a significant portion of the public continues to believe that torture is effective.

The Power of Symbols: The Need to Close Guantanamo

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

Our nation must close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay now to remove a dangerous symbol and to ensure that the next generation does not grow up in a country that tortures.

No Matter What Cheney Says, Torture Is Never Acceptable

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 11.01.2011 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

But torture is never the only way to get a person to talk. Expert interrogators tell us repeatedly that torture creates unreliable information and is a powerful recruiting tool for our enemies.