It was 150 years ago this day that John Brown went on trial for using force to try and aquire the means necessary to free people from the cruel bondage of slavery in this land. John Brown goes down in the history of America as a great man of courage, willing to do what was needed in the face of state sponsored oppresion. Likewise 150 years later Scott Roeder will soon go on trial for the same type of merciful action. Shall we hang him also only to later, as in Brown's case, lift hin up as a hero. Let us not make this same mistake twice, we need peolpe of the same type of courage to free Mr. Roeder now, and if not now to acquit him when he goes on trial this January.