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NAACP to have chicken dinner for released prisoner?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by heyabbott, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    By Greg Garland | Sun reporter
    12:28 PM EST, November 8, 2007
    The man who shot former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace during a presidential campaign stop in Maryland in 1972 and who wounded three others is scheduled to be released tomorrow from the state prison system.

    State prison officials sent out an e-mail notification to victims today that Arthur H. Bremer's release date is set for tomorrow but said that the date could change, based on unspecified factors.

    Bremer, 57, has served 35 years of his 53-year sentence for the shootings. Based on credits he earned as a model prisoner, Maryland law required his early release, with court supervision, according to state prison officials
    Wallace's daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy of Montgomery, Ala., said today that she believes he should have served the full sentence.

    "He hurt a lot of people," Kennedy said. "My father suffered for 25 years after that, and his children suffered right along with him. His physical pain was our emotional pain."

    State officials had been trying to keep Bremer's release date low-key and have refused to say where he will be living in Maryland or what conditions were imposed on his release.

    "It has been our policy not to release offender release dates, and we're not going to make an exception in this case," said Rick Binetti, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

    He said the "department feels public safety is best served allowing any ex-offender to readjust to society at their own pace, and Bremer is no exception."

    The chairman of the Maryland's Parole Commission said in August that he planned to require Bremer to stay away from political candidates, rallies, dinners or public appearances.

    He also indicated that Bremer would be required to undergo a mental health evaluation and, if directed, get mental health counseling.

    Wallace, who died in 1998, was forced to abandon his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination after he was wounded in the May 15, 1972, shooting at a political rally in Laurel.

    Three other people were also injured.

    Bremer has been housed in the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown.
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Your point would be????
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Wallace = racist.

    'Yab = racist (And I don't use that term lightly; just look at his posts. I can't say whether he's a racist in real life, but he certainly plays the part well on this board).

    Therefore 'Yab is angry that the man who shot a racist is not only being released, but may be given a dinner by the ... wait for it ... National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
  4. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Here we go...
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Angry that an assasin is being released after serving 35 of 53 years? No just annoyed that no one seems to serve a full sentence, even someone who attempted to alter the politics of the nation through force.
    Isn't Sirhan Sirhan still serving his life sentence? Maybe he'll be released but the cries will be louder. I doubt many people will say that he paid his debt and it's time to move on and get over it. Maybe politics has a lot to do with RFK's killer still being in prison but Wallace's would-be assasin gets out 18 years early?
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Let's see if you can follow along: 53 years <> life.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    35<53 = freedom?
  8. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Just a guess. But maybe it has to do with the fact that Bremer didn't actually kill anybody, while Sirhan Sirhan did.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    What does the NAACP have to do with this?
  10. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    You'll have to ask the voices in heyabbott's head.
  11. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    We punish the intent in America. Do we really give extra credit to failed murderers if their victim's survive the attempt. Besides, Bremmer got his leniency in a 53 year sentence rather than life. But he still gets out 18 years early.
  12. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    The fact is there are different sentencing guidelines for attempted murder vs. actual murder.
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