Black People : Governor Suspends Scott Sisters' Sentences

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  1. skuderjaymes

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    Governor Suspends Scott Sisters' Sentences

    Gladys Scott To Donate Kidney To Jamie Scott

    POSTED: 4:45 pm CST December 29, 2010
    UPDATED: 5:08 pm CST December 29, 2010

    JACKSON, Miss. -- Gov. Haley Barbour on Wednesday suspended the double life sentences of sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott, who were convicted in 1994 in connection with a robbery.“To date, the sisters have served 16 years of their sentences and are eligible for parole in 2014. Jamie Scott requires regular dialysis, and her sister has offered to donate one of her kidneys to her," Barbour said in a statement. "The Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society. Their incarceration is no longer necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s medical condition creates a substantial cost to the State of Mississippi."Barbour said the Mississippi Parole Board reviewed the sisters' case and recommended that he neither pardon them nor commute their sentences.“At my request, the Parole Board subsequently reviewed whether the sisters should be granted an indefinite suspension of sentence, which is tantamount to parole, and have concurred with my decision to suspend their sentences indefinitely," Barbour said. “Gladys Scott’s release is conditioned on her donating one of her kidney to her sister, a procedure which should be scheduled with urgency."Barbour said the release date for Jamie and Gladys Scott is a matter for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.In September, nearly 200 people rallied at the state Capitol asking Barbour to release the sisters.According to court records, the Scott sisters were found guilty of luring two men down a road near Forest, where three young assailants used a shotgun to rob the men.The Scott sisters had exhausted all of their appeals.

    http://solitarywatch.com/2010/12/29/scott-sisters-are-freed/
     
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    At least we have some good news to take into the New Year

    This will encourage milions,and uplift alot of heavy hearts
     
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    Governor Suspends Scott Sisters' Sentences




    Who does Barbour think he's fooling, its election time, lol

     
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    SCOTT SISTERS

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    YES!!! GOV. BARBOUR SUSPENDS THE SCOTT SISTERS' LIFE SENTENCE. Read about the suspension & the life sentence for two sisters convicted of an $11 robbery, one of the sisters needs a kidney transplant. Grio fam, what do you think about the suspension? Is Gov. Barbour trying to improve his image after remarks supporting a 60's white supremacist group?

    Gov. Barbour suspends life sentence for the Scott sisters
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    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential Republican presidential candidate, said Tuesday he was not trying to downplay the pain that many endured during the South's segregation era when he defended his home town's 1970 public school integration process.

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    I think he did improve his image. He did let them go. And I think the appropriate political response
    is to lend him, at least temporarily, some political support. Keep our end of the bargain.
    .. that's my political response..

    my personal response would break too many Destee.com rules..

    peace.
     
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    And it's 16 past due! :whip:
     
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