After more than two years, I’m closer than ever to finally getting back the computer, cell phone, and external hard drive that the Border Patrol confiscated as evidence in the Scott Warren trial. After talking to several Border Patrol representatives (all of whom have been very kind and helpful) and filling out paperwork, I’ve got everything tracked down and lined up. As of today, it’s a done deal.
All I need to do now is take a trip to the Ajo Border Patrol Station to pick everything up. This station is located in the booming metropolis of Why—a question I’ve asked a lot in the past few years. Why indeed? On this sad day when the Senate acquitted Donald Trump of abuse of power, I can’t help but feel that the undoing of one example of that abuse of power—undoing in the form of the acquittal of Scott Warren and the return of my property that was seized as part of that egregious case—is a sign of hope.
So, a flight to Tucson and drive across the Arizona desert is in my near future. I don’t know “why” this all happened the way it did, but in more ways than one, I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
P.S. I just learned that today, the day of the Senate’s acquittal of Trump, a federal judge in Arizona ruled that the Trump administration’s prosecution of four No More Deaths volunteers was itself an abuse of power, violating their religious freedom. For me, Judge Rosemary Márquez’s affirmation of the right to help our brothers and sisters as an expression of love, compassion, and conscience is yet another sign of hope. Even on a dark day, there is always light.