Thursday, January 4, 2018
Justice for Jesse
To all my readers: spread this far and wide. Public pressure is needed so there can be #JusticeforJesse. Go to the State Dept. webpage and use the contact form.
Here's what I wrote: "I am a colleague and friend of Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette, whose brother Jesse Phinney died under suspicious circumstances in custody of Filipino authorities. This family deserves answers as to what happened to Jesse while in custody and to be able to repatriate his body. Please put pressure on the Filipino government for an independent investigation. No country should be allowed to treat foreign nationals like this. No questionable death should go unnoticed, without justice. What if it was your brother, your son? What would you, as an American citizen, want your State Department to do? If one American's questionable death on foreign soil is not important, then we are all valueless in the eyes of our government. Be accountable and hold the Filipino government accountable to a human ethic of justice and compassion."
Please keep this family in your prayers. Thank you.