Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini is an attorney and family historian. As a former US Space Shutter engineer and professor of legal ethics, Tirado-Chiodini is the author of multiple books and historical novels. She not only practices law, but is a known speaker, blogger, and can be found publishes among various media forms. Here is a look at some of the greatest Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini quotes from her written works.
“As the children left, Antonio shifted his gaze towards his father and gently waved at his family, while they returned the gesture.”
“All Americans were immigrants at one point or another.”
“Antonio looked down, silent, as Shillitoni kept talking. There he was, among cold-blooded killers, talking to a gangster. A much different picture than a year prior.”
“Dear Governor Whitman, … Our father is not a simple criminal. … He was harassed by more ideas than his mind could stand.”
“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. – Eighth Amendment, United States Constitution.”
“The Death House back then was a self-contained unit, with its own hospital, kitchen, exercise yard and visiting room. The cells were inadequate, dark, and did not have proper sanitary facilities or ventilation.”
“He tried to sing it at first. But then he realized he could get the sound just right by whistling it.”
“Her heart now pounding, a strange feeling of combined fear and happiness invaded her. She took a deep breath. Her lungs filled with fresh air. An invigorating rush of electricity all over her body overcame her.”
“In a time when so many children perished to disease, this was a way for the child’s loved ones to say good-bye and endure the painful loss. But when all were gone, the crude reality set in.”
“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.”
“Manuel acquired as much land as he could afford and refused to sell it to anyone, even if he was not planting anything on it.”
“No person … shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”
“On a good day.wrongfully executed.The United States media is advocating for the country to go to battle with Spain and take over Cuba and Puerto Rico to gain advantage over the Atlantic”
“One of the student signatures on the letter was by Pedro Albizu y Campos who would later become a Puerto Rican promoter of ideals for the island’s independence from the United States.”
“Pardon me for this resolution … I know that this will be a disgrace that I bring to my people, but I cannot help it. Love is the blame for it. I go in peace … pray for me … good-bye all.”
“Puerto Rico is now United States territory.”
“Sometimes they could hear his whistles from outside the store, as though Manuel was carrying out a conversation with the small creatures.”
“That was fine by me. It’s not like my lawyers did a superb job at defending me. I was What are you doing out this morning? Don’t you know that stars only come out at night?” was one of his favorite lines. And he had many.”
“The physiological effects of an electrocution are severe and painful. Besides launching the body into violent convulsions, the electrocution of a human being causes massive destruction throughout the body.”
“There is always hope for a reprieve, my friend,” Stielow said. “You have to get the governor to pardon you if the courts fail on you. This is an unlikely thing, although possible.”
“What to do now, Father? I am going to die like a killer, and I do not even remember killing.”
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