October 24, 2018

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'TEXTBOOK' TRAGEDY

On Christmas Eve 1993, the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys, were arrested for luring two men down a road in Forest Mississippi where the men wereheld at bay with a shotgunand robbed.Three relatedmale teens – aged14-18 – confessed to the robbery in turn for light sentences but weremade to testify that the sisters were involved. Two of these teens were sentenced to eight years butreleasedafter only 2and the 14 year old served only 10 months in jail. Despite the Scott sisterspersistent denialsthat they were nowhere near the robbery, both received double consecutive life sentencesfora crime thatnetted $11.In 1998, one of the Patrick boys, who copped a plea by testifying against the sisters, recanted and signed an affidavitstating the sisters had nothing to do with the crime.
Time is nowof the essence. Having been confined in excess of 16 years, Jamie is very ill withmassive kidney failure. Her sister and others have volunteered to donate a kidney to save her life. Petitions for pardon have been placed beforeGov. Haley Barbour whois passing the buck to the Mississippi State Board of Parole. Doesn’t he realize the whole world is watching to see how he willright thisunconscionable wrong!
What’s even more baffling is howsuch a grotesqueinjusticewas upheld by the Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court. The girls’ mother, Mrs. Rasco, has been fighting this case for 16 years and believes that this unjust conviction and unscrupulous imprisonment is a vindictive measure taken against her family because of the testimony they gave against the Scott county sheriff for taking bribes and kickbacks that sent him to prison.
Even in the face of insurmountable odds, God is able. Let us petition Him to spare the lives of these two womenwho have suffered far beyond what most of us could bear. Thenjoin the fight for their release by contacting Governor Barbour to lethim know that this heinous and inhumane sentencemakes hisstatetheperpetrator ofan infamousmockery of justice.
Governor Barbour: 877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
Email: governor@governor.state.ms.us
Scott Sisters site: www.freethescottsisters.blogspot.com
Read the whole article: www.huffingtonpost.com

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'TEXTBOOK' TRAGEDY

On Christmas Eve 1993, the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys, were arrested for luring two men down a road in Forest Mississippi where the men wereheld at bay with a shotgunand robbed.Three relatedmale teens – aged14-18 – confessed to the robbery in turn for light sentences but weremade to testify that the sisters were involved. Two of these teens were sentenced to eight years butreleasedafter only 2and the 14 year old served only 10 months in jail. Despite the Scott sisterspersistent denialsthat they were nowhere near the robbery, both received double consecutive life sentencesfora crime thatnetted $11.In 1998, one of the Patrick boys, who copped a plea by testifying against the sisters, recanted and signed an affidavitstating the sisters had nothing to do with the crime.
Time is nowof the essence. Having been confined in excess of 16 years, Jamie is very ill withmassive kidney failure. Her sister and others have volunteered to donate a kidney to save her life. Petitions for pardon have been placed beforeGov. Haley Barbour whois passing the buck to the Mississippi State Board of Parole. Doesn’t he realize the whole world is watching to see how he willright thisunconscionable wrong!
What’s even more baffling is howsuch a grotesqueinjusticewas upheld by the Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court. The girls’ mother, Mrs. Rasco, has been fighting this case for 16 years and believes that this unjust conviction and unscrupulous imprisonment is a vindictive measure taken against her family because of the testimony they gave against the Scott county sheriff for taking bribes and kickbacks that sent him to prison.
Even in the face of insurmountable odds, God is able. Let us petition Him to spare the lives of these two womenwho have suffered far beyond what most of us could bear. Thenjoin the fight for their release by contacting Governor Barbour to lethim know that this heinous and inhumane sentencemakes hisstatetheperpetrator ofan infamousmockery of justice.
Governor Barbour: 877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
Email: governor@governor.state.ms.us
Scott Sisters site: www.freethescottsisters.blogspot.com
Read the whole article: www.huffingtonpost.com

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