Black People : Scott Sisters Update..Why this happened.

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  1. Enki

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    I called the number that I posted in the other thread and my call was returned by the sista that is behind this push to get them freed. She told me how this happened. Mississippi back then had a white sheriff,and at the time it was a "dry county",the sheriff got caught selling liquor and lost his bar. The father of these girls took over the bar and turned it into a sandwich shop,the son of the sheriff tried to shake down the father but he refused to pay. The sheriff vowed to get him but never could,so he told him that since i can't get you i will go after your daughters. What makes this bad is that the sheriff at the time was blacks and his forced the boys to lie on the Scott sisters and the rest is history.

    I also was told that the one sister that is close to dying has been vomiting everyday now for the pass week,one time she was sick the prison would not seek help for her until people started cussing and jumping up and down to get something done, but they took it out on the sisters. So she said that they have to conduct themselves in a way that the prison won't take it out on them.

    Her PH# is 1-843-217-4649 Sorry,she forgot to give her name and I forgot to ask.

    She said to help we can write letters and call editors of news papers,anything to have this story get as much attention as possible.

    Peace!
     
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    without a doubt we all should give full support and rally around this unjustice act
    and the state of Mississippi in hope for the Scott sisters........Thankz
     
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    That sounds stooooopid craZy....a White sheriff gets his bar closed for selling liquor and apparently years later a Black sheriff retaliates on behalf of the White sheriff???? %&#$#@!!
     
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    Yeah,that is.I researched this story some more and found corroboration.And people like that and is into extortion have friends in high places. And we know we have blacks that will do these sort of things to their own people.


    http://www.workers.org/2010/us/scott_sisters_0506/

    There has to be something when the victims can't even get you free. The Rep.told me they only deliberated for 36 min.

    Peace!
     
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    Op-Ed Columnist
    The Mississippi Pardons
    By BOB HERBERT
    Published: October 15, 2010

    Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi has to decide whether to show mercy to two sisters, Jamie and Gladys Scott, who are each serving double consecutive life sentences in state prison for a robbery in which no one was injured and only $11 was taken.

    This should be an easy call for a law-and-order governor who has, nevertheless, displayed a willingness to set free individuals convicted of far more serious crimes. Mr. Barbour has already pardoned four killers and suspended the life sentence of a fifth.

    The Scott sisters have been in prison for 16 years. Jamie, now 38, is seriously ill. Both of her kidneys have failed. Keeping the two of them locked up any longer is unconscionable, grotesquely inhumane.

    The sisters were accused of luring two men to a spot outside the rural town of Forest, Miss., in 1993, where the men were robbed by three teenagers, one of whom had a shotgun. The Scott sisters knew the teens. The evidence of the sisters’ involvement has always been ambiguous, at best. The teenagers pleaded guilty to the crime, served two years in prison and were released. All were obliged by the authorities, as part of their plea deals, to implicate the sisters.

    No explanation has ever emerged as to why Jamie and Gladys Scott were treated so severely.

    In contrast, Governor Barbour has been quite willing to hand get-out-of-jail-free cards to men who unquestionably committed shockingly brutal crimes. The Jackson Free Press, an alternative weekly, and Slate Magazine have catalogued these interventions by Mr. Barbour
    . Some Mississippi observers have characterized the governor’s moves as acts of mercy; others have called them dangerous abuses of executive power.

    The Mississippi Department of Corrections confirmed Governor Barbour’s role in the five cases, noting that the specific orders were signed July 16, 2008:

    • Bobby Hays Clark was pardoned by the governor. He was serving a long sentence for manslaughter and aggravated assault, having shot and killed a former girlfriend and badly beaten her boyfriend.

    • Michael David Graham had his life sentence for murder suspended by Governor Barbour. Graham had stalked his ex-wife, Adrienne Klasky, for years before shooting her to death as she waited for a traffic light in downtown Pascagoula.

    • Clarence Jones was pardoned by the governor. He had murdered his former girlfriend in 1992, stabbing her 22 times. He had already had his life sentence suspended by a previous governor, Ronnie Musgrove.

    • Paul Joseph Warnock was pardoned by Governor Barbour. He was serving life for the murder of his girlfriend in 1989. According to Slate, Warnock shot his girlfriend in the back of the head while she was sleeping.

    • William James Kimble was pardoned by Governor Barbour. He was serving life for the murder and robbery of an elderly man in 1991.


    Radley Balko, in an article for Slate, noted that none of the five men were given relief because of concerns that they had been unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. There were no questions about their guilt or the fairness of the proceedings against them. But they did have one thing in common. All, as Mr. Balko pointed out, had been enrolled in a special prison program “that had them doing odd jobs around the Mississippi governor’s mansion.”

    The idea that those men could be freed from prison and allowed to pursue whatever kind of lives they might wish while the Scott sisters are kept locked up, presumably for the rest of their lives, is beyond disturbing.....

    COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/16/opinion/16herbert.html
     
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    Good stuff Brother Enki, keep us posted up on any updates or actions taken, please. This seems to be a matter for the NAACP, as well. Has anyone contacted the local NAACP?

    Ben Chavis has certainly had his share of fame and exposure in the media lately.

     
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    I often wonder why they haven't acted or even looked into this case of sisters
     
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    Are you referring to the NAACP brother $$RICH$$?

     
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    yes .....I'm talking about the NAACP / J.Jackson & PUSH / Black leaders and so forth
    seem like they don't care or not aware which they all do i'm sure but nobody even
    went to the south in these women defense.
     
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    right, right...I don't mind calling/writing, etc... and getting involved, but for quick media attention, the NAACP is it, I think.

     
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