It helped inspire me to sacrifice my life in an attempt to free my partner.
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My partner's experiences in Seattle radicalized him.
My use of "radical" intends to convey the original "going to the root" meaning.
Soon after my partner refused their offer, he was arrested with a million dollar bail and our nightmare began.
The turning point of my life was when I became the defenses key witness and the prosecution made faces at me while I was on the witness stand as they tried to intimidate me.