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By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
Topic - John M. Roll
There is evil among us. Always has been, always will be. As I write this, in the past four days, a high school assistant principal in Omaha was shot and killed and the principal wounded. Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and 19 other Americans were gunned down at a constituent meeting being held at grocery store in Tucson.
U.S. District Judge John M. Roll won wide acclaim for a career as a respected jurist and leader who had pushed to beef up the court's strained bench to handle a growing number of border-crime-related cases.
Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Roman Catholic Church's Tucson Diocese said Judge Roll was an active parishioner.
He said he followed the advice of the U.S. Marshals Service not to press charges against four men identified as threatening him.