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An Ode to My Father, Samuel Hubert Cox

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Who taught me to read "both books and the sky.

He taught me that "you'll always get caught,

if you don't tell the truth,"

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and he taught me to work hard.

Then he was gone.

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I was ten years old,

and I was alone.

From then, til now, in the 67 years since,

I may not have always lived my life

as he may have wanted me to, but

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I have always tried to live my life

with the honor with which he lived his.

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William John Cox authored the Policy Manual of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Role of the Police in America for a National Advisory Commission during the Nixon administration. As a public interest, pro bono, attorney, he filed a class action lawsuit in 1979 petitioning the Supreme Court to order a National Policy Referendum; he investigated and successfully sued a group of radical (more...)
 
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