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In this July 4, 2018, frame from video provided by the New York City Police Department, members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit work to safely remove Therese Okoumou, a protester who climbed onto the Statue of Liberty and was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct. Okoumou told police she was protesting the separation of immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. (Credit: NYPD via AP)

There’s an old saying about walking a mile in somebody else’s shoes before judging that person. An actual judge is taking that admonition to heart, except instead of walking a mile before judging, he’s going to climb.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department. Richard can name every Kiss album in chronological order (only the makeup ones, though -- after "Lick It Up" they all kind of blur together) but he doesn't remember where he put his keys.

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