I didn't know what I was going to blog about this morning as I "took the night off" until I started checking my news sites. Now I do.Dale Jackson
had this story
in his show notes:
The money was awarded to Mary Barksdale, the mother of Farron Barksdale, 32, of Athens who died Aug. 20, 2007, after he was found unconscious in his Kilby Prison cell.
"We reached what we believed to be a fair settlement in light of what we knew of the troubling circumstances surrounding Mr. Barksdale's demise while in state custody," Sarah Geraghty, senior attorney for the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, said Wednesday.
Farron Barksdale, who pleaded guilty to capital murder to avoid the death penalty for killing two Athens police officers, was on life support Sunday in a Montgomery hospital.
Prison officials took Barksdale, 32, of Athens to the hospital Saturday with symptoms of "heat-related problems complicated by an upper respiratory condition," said state Corrections Commissioner Richard Allen.
She should donate that money to the family of the officer her piece of garbage kid killed.
Here's what I have to say about it:
She shouldn't have gotten the money. And who paid for the lawyers on this and what was that bill? In addition to the $750K, how much more legalized theft occurred on this?
She ought to be charged with theft and treason. Why is it that my taxes should go up and reward this woman who failed to teach her piece of shit son right from wrong? She has stolen from the people of Alabama thrice: once when the piece of shit killed the cops (twice if you want to get technical about it), one count for the lawyer's fees and again when the reward was paid out.
Here's a much better idea: why don't we just line up all the cops against a wall, hand all citizens guns and shoot the cops? That's essentially what's been sanctioned here.
What do you think would be real justice in this situation?