Just Mercy

I’ve just watched the 16 October edition of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The special guest for the day was Bryan Stevenson.

Mr Stevenson was being interviewed because he has a new book about to be released, Just Mercy, about his work as a lawyer defending the poor and underprivileged in the USA. Towards the end of the interview he said this, which I think is worth noting:

We’re all more than the worst thing we’ve ever done… … I believe if somebody tells a lie, they’re not just a liar. If they take something that doesn’t belong to them, they’re not just a thief. And even if you kill somebody, you’re not just a killer. And we’ve got an obligation to respect that other thing you are.

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