Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
This is a story that needs ATTENTION! The time given to the Scott Sisters is an abuse of the Justice System....UNBELIEVABLE
I could not just read this and not participate by posting it on my blog. I hope the readers that come to this blog make the calls or write the letters after reading what happened to the Scott Sisters. The following is a copy and paste from the mother of the Scott Sisters blog:
Jamie Scott, who was convicted with her sister Gladys Scott and given double-life sentences each for an $11.00 robbery of which there was no credible evidence presented at trial, is suffering from complete kidney failure and other life-threatening medical conditions. The prison is aware of Jamie’s current condition yet Jamie remains in the prison infirmary.*
Mrs. Rasco and Afrosphere Bloggers are calling on the public to request that elected and prison officials in Mississippi immediately move Jamie to qualified medical facilities where she can receive proper medical care forthwith. We also ask that the media do investigative inquiry about this tragic situation and the outrageous case of the wrongfully convicted Scott Sisters!
CONTACT GOV. BARBOUR’S OFFICE
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
(If you reach VM leave msgs, faxes, and please send letters)
CONTACT CHRISTOPHER EPPS
Christopher Epps, Commissioner of Prisons for the State of Mississippi
723 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Congressman Bennie Thompson
3607 Medgar Evers Blvd.
Jackson, MS 39213
Congressman John Conyers
2426 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
On 12/24/93, the Scott County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jamie and Gladys Scott for armed robbery even though three young males, ranging from ages 14 to 18, confessed to committing the crime and the women have unwaveringly maintained their complete innocence. Despite this, the corrupt Mississippi sheriff used coercion, threats, and harassment to compel the young men to turn state’s evidence against the Scott Sisters due to a long-standing vendetta against a family member. In 10/94 the Scott Sisters were sentenced to extraordinary double-life terms each, despite the facts that no one was harmed, neither sister had prior convictions, no weapon was ever recovered, and the amount alleged to have been taken was approximately $11.00. Even if they were guilty as charged, this sentence is completely outrageous and cruel.
The Scott Sisters are now in their 15th year of incarceration and their five children and grandchildren are being raised by their now ailing mother. The defendants and their family are wholly dependent on support from the press, organizations, and all those dedicated to justice in making this debacle as public as possible.
Their Story has had some success in getting media of late, the most notable being a very brief mention on HLN’s “Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell”, a clip of which is available to view here:
*Although Jamie was recently hospitalized due to a life-threatening infection, she continues to require ongoing close monitoring as once returned to the prison it has been proven on many occasions that are well documented at the website that the medical staff there has provided abysmal health care that has put Jamie's life at risk far too many times to be acceptable.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The following came to me by an email...Whoevever came up with it did a good job!
Due to the current financial situation caused by the slowdown in the economy, Congress has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment.
This scheme will be known as RAPE (Retire Aged People Early).
Persons selected to be RAPED can apply to Congress to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination).
Persons who have been RAPED and SHAFTED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers).
A person may be RAPED once, SHAFTED twice and SCREWED as many times as Congress deems appropriate.
Persons who have been RAPED could get AIDS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HERPES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance).
Obviously persons who have AIDS or HERPES will not be SHAFTED or SCREWED any further by Congress.
Persons who are not RAPED and are staying on will receive as much SHIT (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. Congress has always prided themselves on the amount of SHIT they give our citizens.
Should you feel that you do not receive enough SHIT, please bring this to the attention of your Congressman, who has been trained to give you all the SHIT you can handle.
The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.)
PS - - Due to recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, the Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Racist are in many American Cities and Towns...It is time to CALL THEM OUT when they reveal themselves in a city or town near you.
Besides living with Multiple Sclerosis, I live in a town that has a reputation of being racist. I am the first to say when the military moved my family to Millington TN in 1995; I thought I was in the twilight zone. I hated the small town outside the Mid-South Navy Support Activity with a passion in the first two years living in Tennessee. I hated it so much I threaten to divorce my husband because I wanted to leave this small southern town that was twenty-two miles away from where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.
The fact of the matter is Millington deserved its reputation. However, I am a person who will confront racism and a bigot head on. I had to confront it with bigot teachers working for the Shelby County School System in Millington who tried to use the stroke of their pen to ruin my daughters' lives. I had to confront it with bigots who held supervisory positions during my employment on the Naval Base. I had to confront it with local bigot store owners. I had to confront it with bigots in my local government officials.
One would think confronting racism against me or one of my children in Millington that I would high tail my family out of Tennessee when my husband retired from the Military in 2000. I promise you my intention was to get the he** out of Tennessee when my husband retired. Obviously, there is truth to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, but I am just going to quote verse one here "To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven."
I would be lying to say Millington is the same city it was when my family and I first moved here. Yes, Millington still has a short way to go, just like America has a long way to go. In reality, Millington is a diamond in the rough. There are more people who lived here all their lives and people like myself who have made Millington their home that are against RACISICM and BIGOTS. The bigots in this town are the minority just as they are the minority in the United States. If that was not so Barack Obama would not be President today.
When a cockroach of a person is cornered or feel they are losing control, they will do whatever it takes to get out of that corner and take back control. That is what the racist in America are doing now. They are no longer hiding their faces; today they are proud to wear their hatred as a badge of honor. It is disheartening to be hated because of the color of your skin, but I for one will not allow the ignorance of a few have me believe that of all. I will continue to fight against it head on. This post is because of a racist Millington business man who called the 44th President of the Unite States "A Fucking Nigger".
I prefer a racist showing their face...Thanks Ackerman for removing your hood and not being bashful about being a racist. It is difficult to tell who all of you are unless you openly admit it. Now that your hood is removed you have made easier exposing some more of you in Millington. An anonymous commenter said it best at Mediaverse when he or she quoted W.E.B. DuBois, "The ultimate evil in this world is ignorance. Its child is stupidity!"
Finally here is a quote from me in reference to the likes of Ackerman by C.S. Lewis “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”