Thursday, September 15, 2005

Looting Charge Against 73-year-old Diabetic Lady

There seems to be something wrong with this picture. Here you have a church deaconness, who has moved from her flooded home, and paid for a motel room with a credit card. Yet, the police are accusing her of looting a store for $63 worth of goods. But, there are witnesses that say it never happened. She had gone to her car in the parking lot to get sausage from a cooler to grill for her and her ailing husband.

From what I've read, she's a diabetic, and it would have been crazy for her to have broken windows and had to step on the glass to get the groceries she's accused of stealing. The items aren't even listed - just the amount.

This lady is being held in jail with a $500,000 bond, well over the usual $500 bond which is usually applied to these things. And, the judge won't even return her lawyer's calls.

Why can these police arrest and handcuff a defenseless 73-year-old lady, and not chase after the young ones looting the stores? The store owner isn't even wanting to charge this lady! Something wrong here, or I'm a little behind times?

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