You might not believe this

Mark Andrew after shopping at the Mall of America

Mark Andrew after shopping at the Mall of America

A year ago Mark Andrew was beaten within an inch of his life. We commented on the assault at the Mall of America at the time and are moved to comment now on the unusual sentence handed down yesterday in the case of his primary assailant.

Click “Young woman who beat Mark Andrews receives no jail time – at his request” – for the story aired yesterday by All Things Considered on Minnesota Public Radio.

Mark Andrew, man of compassionate wisdom

Mark Andrew, man of compassionate wisdom

There is judgment and there is mercy. Mark Andrew is a man of faith. He was taught and he believes that God’s judgment is always a function of God’s love, and, as Cornel West puts it, that “justice is what love looks like in public.”

 

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    • Hi, Jim, I’m not quite clear about your comment. Mark was in a coffee shop in the (not-so) wonderful Mall of America, aka “The Cathedral of Greed” when a teenage guy took his cell phone. Mark ran him down but was beaten by two other teenagers. The 18 year-old who was sentenced yesterday is female. I knew Mark when he was a County Commissioner. He was a friend of the Legal Rights Center (LRC) where I was Executive Director. BTW, moved into restorative justice during my years there and is now doing wonderful things in the Minneapolis Public Schools with conferencing and circles.

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