We do not know whether or not race played a part in the disproportionate sentences imposed upon the Scott sisters, and that such suspicion may be unwarranted and unfair... but so were the sentences.
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Wouldn't it be wonderful if the commandment to "Love Thy Neighbor as Yourself" was the only law we needed? Strictly adhered to that would be enough to curb crime in a big way.
I wish the Scott Sisters the best in their regaining their freedom and hope they lead fruitful lives. And I pray that Governor Barbour does not use the freedom for organs tradeoff anymore in the future to save the state of Mississippi tax dollars.
For those like the Scott sisters who have fallen through the cracks of the cruel criminal justice system, their only hope to regain their freedom is through public pressure on elected officials.
How do you wind up in prison serving two life terms for a robbery that netted 11 dollars? That question has haunted first time offenders Gladys and Jamie Scott for the past 15 years.
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