When I first heard about this case I was checking status updates on Facebook and thought it was a joke, that is until I saw who it came from…Eddie G. Griffin does not joke! The more I read, the more I needed to know… It seemed crazy to me that anyone could be sentenced to double life in prison over $10! How could that be? We live amongst child molesters and rapists that do less than a year. How is it possible to serve a double life sentence for $10?
This just didn’t (and still does not) sit well with me. My consternation quickly turned to anger because the more I thought about it, the less shocking it became.
A year ago I sat in a court room w/ someone accused of a petty victimless crime…before that case was heard, we sat through a case in which a man was found with children’s underwear in his possession & child porn on his personal computer. To my surprise, the pervert got NO TIME. The judge sentenced him to some type of therapy…the person I was there with got 2 Years!
Does that seem odd to you? Would it matter if I said the person that I was there with was a Black male and that the pervert was actually a White male? I know some will be quick to say I’m pulling the race card and that those were revoked when Barack Obama was elected President, but I’m simply calling a Spade a Spade!
» 2,310,984 prisoners were held in federal or state prisons or in local jails
» 4,777 black male inmates per 100,000 black males held in state and federal prisons and local jails, compared to 1,760 Hispanic male inmates per 100,000 Hispanic males and 727 white male inmates per 100,000 white males.
—Bureau of Justice Statistics June 30, 2008
» 1 in every 279 Black women is incarcerated compared with 1 in every 1,064 white women and one in every 658 Latinos.
—Pew Public Safety Performance Project “One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008″
» “Black female inmates outnumber white female inmates three to one, and their punishments don’t always fit their crimes.”
—Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Only an idiot would look at these numbers and not see the racial disparity. Lets be clear, Black people account for approximately 13.4% of the U.S. population. Why are so many Black people in jail? Black people do not commit more crimes than any other race! There is a racial bias in our legal/justice system. Denying it won’t fix it and neither will ignoring it. It is what it is, until we do something about it!
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
This has been on my mind for days! I have sought information on the Scott Sisters case. I read the trial transcripts. These ladies do not belong in jail! The state did not prove its case because it never had one to begin with… There was no physical evidence presented, no weapons, no credible witnesses, their defense was a disgrace, and justice was not served.
From what I’ve learned the Sheriff had a beef with the family (specifically the Scott sister’s father). The sisters had a cousin who was apparently an informant for the FBI. This cousin exposed a Sheriff’s illegal activities which apparently caused problems for the entire family. What happened to the cousin? I don’t know. But it seems like Internal Affairs would step in right? (or is that only on tv?)
Prior to the sisters being arrested for the alleged robbery, a restaurant in the area had been robbed. It is said that the restaurant owners were asked by officers of the law to say that the Scott sisters committed that robbery. The restaurant owners refused. Where are they? I don’t know, but it would be great if they surfaced.
It gets crazier… the 3 men that CONFESSED were told they’d get lighter sentences if they implicated the Scott sisters!
There are 3 affidavits that state the sisters had nothing to do with the alleged crime, yet these women sit in prison serving double life sentences.
There is so much more to this case. Concerned citizens can make a difference. I urge you to take and action and do something right now!
The Sisters are in need of a Mississippi Barred Attorney.
e-mail: TheWrongfulConviction (at) gmail.com
US Mail P.O. Box 389 Green Pond, SC 29446
Contact The Governor:
Gov. Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Day of Outrage Podcast:
For 14 years the case of Jamie & Gladys Scott has been suppressed by key so called “NEGRO” Leaders. We bout to tear the roof off these suckers !!! This is a story that will make you say Mississippi got DAMN !!! Join us as we hear from the mother of these 2 woman, Ms Evelyn Rasco, and a true warrior Sista , Nancy Lockhart. We are also hoping to have Dr Mustafa Ansari join in on the conversation.