Published On: Fri, May 9th, 2014

Imagine: About the Nigeria Girls

Michael-H.-Gora-284x336By Michael H. Gora

As a young lawyer attempting to carve a living out of any portion of the law, I spent a few years as a part time Public Defender in Ft. Lauderdale while having my own small civil practice of divorces, real estate and personal injury cases.

After an early success in my first capital case, I was appointed as the go to guy for all of Public Defender’s capital cases in Broward County for about two years.  I was and remain committed to a dislike of executing my fellow citizens.

My dislike was not because many did not deserve to be put to death, but because I understood the numerous weaknesses of the process which led to the electric chair.  In our system there were sometimes cops, prosecutors  and inexperienced defense lawyers who were in the game to make themselves reputations.

Imagine how I felt, as you did, as the bizarre episode of the young girls in Nigeria cascaded over us through all media over the last few weeks.  Now a father of a daughter and a grandfather of four granddaughters I keep hoping that some armed force of police and/or military would be put together to find and kill each and every one of the heretic bastards who claim the devil’s right to enslave and abuse Nigeria’s most beautiful and precious.

And yet, what do we hear and see? Talk. As young women are bartered for pennies and used for rape by sellers and buyers who claim religious rights to do so, our leaders talk, talk, and talk some more.

It is past time for all civilized nations to band together and physically put a stop to this horrendous genocide in the heart of Africa, whether by boots on the ground, deadly force of airborne devices or any means other than just talk.  Imagine that these were our daughters…they are our daughters.


Michael H. Gora, a Boca Raton divorce attorney,  has been certified by the Board of Legal Education and Specialization of The Florida Bar as a specialist in matrimonial law and is a partner with Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Gora P.A., in Boca Raton.

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