Jack Pearpoint's Blog – January 2011 Archive (4)

Securing the freedom of Richard Lapointe - man with a disability - wrongfully imprisoned

One pardon granted for an executed man - Joe Arridy -  and another is still pending - wrongfully jailed - and still in prison.

Visit their web site and keep the pressure on to free an innocent man:  Richard Lapointe.


Habeas petition took place May 3 - 7, then…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 25, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Joe Arridy's Posthumous Pardon - Thanks to Bob Perske and friends

David Martinez, one of the finest lawyers I have ever known, just received a copy of this 15-minute presentation on the case of Joe Arridy, a man with an intellectual disability who just received a posthumous pardon from Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. If you have the luxury of a spare quarter hour, you can hear it by clicking on

http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|A_Gubernatorial_Pardon Bob…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 22, 2011 at 12:54am — No Comments

The Ins and Outs of Disability and Education - by Gary Bunch


The Ins and Outs of Disability and Education

By Gary Bunch

I have been wondering for quite some time about the often-strained relationships between school systems and parents when it comes to choosing the special education approach or the inclusive approach to disability and education.The special education approach is based on a range of placement settings in response to the needs of students experiencing various types and degrees… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 20, 2011 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Abundant Communities - Gifts for 2011

Many of you know John McKnight.  Others know Peter Block.  What you may not know is that they have become fast friends - and collaborators.  One wonderful gift from them is their new book - Abundant Communities - and a wonderful web site with many really helpful stories and discussions. 

As we approach this new year - this is a place of hope and possibility - so do yourself a favor and have a good look.  You will like it.. and you, your neighbors and your community will be better for…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on January 1, 2011 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

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