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Power with, power over

(EDITORS: Robert Koehler is not filing a column this week. This is a classic Koehler column originally published in 2009. Koehler returns next week.)

I don't know if words can transform the world -- I know they can't bring back a murdered child -- but I have a few of them to scatter on the grave of Derrion Albert, the Chicago boy whose brutal slaying stunned the city and the nation:

Power with, not power over.

I would ask that we sit with these words for a moment -- in his name, in

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