Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Everyone in the public should have a trip to Rikers Island. It’s an education

“The last day, I was still trying to turn them around and to defend myself as a person. They wasted time talking about me instead of talking about the case. They asked, ‘Can you hold a job? Do you have any friends? Why did you get a divorce?’ When I tried to get close to explaining why I thought Calvin should be voted innocent, they would start talking over me. I said [to the forewoman], ‘Will you please get people to talk one at a time?’ And she said, ‘I stopped listening days ago.’ The forewoman was doing all these doodles

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Grant Barrett