Manny is does what he is told to do. Even as a city councilman he's never been in control. He's a puppet used for his minority status. The real power, which operats out of sight and out of mind, operates behind the scenes.
I think I can vividly remember the death of Officer Hamler. It sticks because of what transpired after his death. This man gave up his life protecting citizens, but when his wife, who was white and had purchased a plot in a local cemetery, tried to have him buried at the front of the cemetery there was an uproar because he was black and that portion of the cemetery was reserved for whites. Although blacks could be bured in the cemetery, they couldn't be buried in the front section. Forrest Hills Cemetery is the name, if I recall correctly. My daughter was friends with and attended school with his two sons.
I hope Mr. Echols has made copies of that video and have them in more than one place, specifically with his attorney. Lest Catoosa has him raided and that tape will suddenly become MIA.
Schools want teamplayers who go along to geth along, even as the students continue to fall further and further behind, no one wants the truth.
The words of them mom who beat her daughter with a belt after discovery(You know better than that) are most revealing. Sounds like the child may have been caught doing this before.
On another hand, children showing and touching their private parts and experimenting with others are all quite a normal process of childhood development.
Remember those long haystack rides as children? Playing doctor?
There's a world of difference between being a neglectful parent with a tragedy of this magnitude happening and a parent wrongly accused of raping and murdering his own daughter. This should have been a case of wrongful death brought on by neglect without the coroner aiming for all the drama to enhance the charges or aide the prosecution. It's a sad day for America's judicial system when the professional resort to lying to get someone convicted. How many other wrongful convictions have happened based on Dr. Toolsie's testimony?
Pamela, you mirror my and the thoughts of others exactly! We found ourselves scratching our heads on this one. In essence, this fundraiser is an exploitation of the very thing or things CAC is suppose to fight against.
freedom4us, the prosecution may have had political ambitions, but I think in this case they may have sunk their own ships (careers). Hopefully, there's some kind of judicial oversight that will investigate these clowns parading themselves around as prosecutors and a even bigger clown of a judge.
This trial is an embarassment to the judicial system. Wonder how many other innocent people these jokes have tried and convicted using this grade school strategy?
And this Evans woman is scary and should be the one receiving counseling. How many others has she damaged?
Here's an interesting perspective from the blog of a college law professor who has been following this case closely and even using it as a teaching tool in his law class. link:
This the worst of the worse case that will have tragic ramfications for decades to come. This case makes a laughing stock of the American judicial process. The only things missing are the circus animals.
What's even more troubling, are how many other cases these clowns have been a party too and people may have been wrongly convicted? There's needs to be an intense investigation into this obvious miscarriage of justice.