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$11 armed robbery results in TWO life sentences! (1613 hits)

(FinalCall.com) - The dirtiest thing about the South is not the “Dirty South” music genre, but institutional racism that shatters dreams and destroys families. For the Scott Sisters, who supporters say were unfairly sentenced to life in prison 16 years ago, it has meant watching their children grow into adults and mourning the loss of their father.

Since October 1994, Gladys and Jamie Scott have been serving two life terms each in prison, convicted of an $11 robbery. The Scott Sisters had never been in trouble with the law, but on December 24, 1993, the Scott County Sheriff's Department in Mississippi arrested the Black women for an armed robbery where no one was murdered, injured or even taken to the hospital.

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The full story can be found at the link below. There is an upcoming rally to be held in Washington, DC on June 21st - details around the rally are posted at the end of the story.

Link: http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/article_7044.shtml
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Sunday, June 13th 2010 at 8:44PM
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Wednesday, June 16th 2010 at 2:28PM
That is truly a darn shame, giving those sisters two life sentences for such an insurmountable amount of money. It just goes to show that the deep south is still living in the past. If they had been white, they would have gotten a slap on the wrist and told to go about their business. It goes to show that the Old South still lives on. The GOOD OLD BOYS mentality never has died and never will.

Saturday, June 19th 2010 at 2:02AM
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