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 At :20, his dad sets the stage. At 1:00, Daniel starts making his case. At 1:23, he shares something tragic. At 1:58, he says something really important. At 2:51, he appeals to Justice Roberts' better angels. At 3:16, he closes perfectly. And at 3:43, he makes me guffaw a little.

If you agree with Daniel, you might want to like his family's page on Facebook. And if you want Justice Roberts to see it, I'd probably share this too.

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