Moral dilemmas courtesy of your friend Mississipi governor Haley Barbour.
It’s time to play sweepstakes kids. So here’s the trade- the brass from the top have let it be known that you and your sister’s life sentence for armed robbery for $11 (something we’re glad only poor black people down south get to eat) will be thrown out on the condition you turn around and pull down your pants so the doctor can take out your kidney to give to the other sister (Jamie) desperately dying. Sounds too good a deal to pass? That’s what we thought too.
usatoday: Gladys Scott was released on the condition that she donate a kidney to her 38-year-old sister, who requires daily dialysis.
In a statement, Barbour said, “the Mississippi Department of Corrections believes the sisters no longer pose a threat to society. Their incarceration is no longer necessary for public safety or rehabilitation, and Jamie Scott’s medical condition creates a substantial cost to the State of Mississippi.”
No threat to society? Are you sure Governor? They’re black and that in itself should have the chipmunks cuddling in fear under our blankets refusing to leave the house for the rest of the day. And rehabilitation- who really needs the rehabilitation- the sisters who probably got all the rehabilitation you could stick at them or the system in place trying to win an expedient free for all?
But then again if the Governor really wants to save money I hear over there in Iran you can sell your kidney for a couple of thousand dollars, which if the governor hustles over to before the end of the new year he can return by tomorrow night with a couple of thousand dollars less the cost of a cheap air ticket and donate that to some community project that will teach them black people stealing and other stupid shit is never a good career move. Geesh.
S and V are nothing more than elitist snobs. as a Black Liberal, I find this article nothing more than a cheap slam on a Southern governor who is Not Like Us rather than one that questions the morality of the decision made by the governor himself. This woman’s sentence is being reduced because she is doing an act of kindness — sacrificing a kidney for her own sister. Had Barbour NOT done that you would still be condemning them.
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