Lowery to Baker: Reconsider or Resign

From the AJC:

Monday afternoon, several civil rights leaders, including Joseph E. Lowery, the co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Janice Mathis, regional vice president of Rainbow PUSH, announced they will be holding a 5 p.m. press conference outside Baker’s downtown office calling for his resignation unless he reconsiders the appeal.

“Judge orders Genarlow Wilson freed”

How exactly do you respond to that?

[UPDATED]: During a press conference held in front of Attorney General Baker’s office, Rev. Joseph Lowery stated that he has “no confidence” in Thurbert Baker.

14 comments

  1. Bill Simon says:

    The bigger question is what does Eric Johnson think about these damn “activist judges” daring to give him the middle finger and free a guy who was punished far beyond what he deserved?

    No doubt we will get an editorial written by Johnson about how dare the judicial system disagree with his God-like decisions?

  2. liberator says:

    Johnson is a goofy Theocrat. I can’t believe I finally agree with the Rev Lowery. Give Baker Hell Rev Lowery!

  3. Rpolitic says:

    Bill are you siding with Wilson and the judges since you have to live vicariously through the tape? I guess once this is resolved your open recods request will bring new “excitement” in the mail

    But that aside, how is the duely elected Senator’s position “god-like” He has been elected and re-elected by the people of his district, he has been elected and re-eleceted by the members of the Senate. Or is it that he dare differ from you?

    After all the pontification and judgement from you when exactly will you put your name on the ballot?

  4. Bill Simon says:

    Rpolitic,

    IN answer to your last question, my name will never be on a ballot. Why? Because I am happy with my place in the world of politics.

    In answer to your 2nd question, Senator Johnson wrote many articles/editorials pontificating his “feelings” that though the Legislature had just passed a law that said any future acts committed by anyone like Generalow Wilson should be treated in a different manner than Wilson’s case.

    The fact that he believes (and voted in favor of) the new law regarding sex-related crimes is right and just AND disagrees with the arguments in favor of Wilson’s case demonstrates to me that Johnson doesn’t have his head screwed-on correctly.

    In answer to your first question, the jury acquitted Wilson on the rape charges…so, what we are left with is somebody going to jail for something that, essentially, legislators JUST like Johnson have been receiving from their female lobbyists for YEARS and not getting arrested for.

    P.S. When are YOU going to start blogging under your real name?

  5. Bill Simon says:

    And yet, you blithely wrote an article earlier this year protesting the possibility of the law being applied retroactively.

    “Proud?” Proud of what, Eric? Proud that you are 2-faced on this issue? Proud that you didn’t have the brains to make the law retroactive? What exactly are YOU proud of?

  6. Rpolitic says:

    OH Bill you the king of one sided comments and a blog that does not allow disent. It must be nice to live in a little world funded by ones mother, hiding in the dark recesses of you house seeking some form of companionship other than a bow legged dog and a computer. eleminating dissent from your little newsletter, believing you are relevant.

    Nut up punk and put your name on a ballot any ballot and put your ideas out for the up our down vote that you so dispise and chastise.

    These men and women have done their best, and sometimes they make mistakes. But the fact is the laws are what they are, if we don’t like them then we make noise and ask they be changed or eleminated. That is the system, imperfect, but the best there is to be found around the world. But that probably makes no sense to you since you are forced to stay in you cave searching for you “precious”

  7. Rpolitic says:

    The tape I have seen is atrocious, while he may not have been convicted of the more heinous acts his behaviour surely had someting to do with the sentence. I hope that when this is done you will take a look at the tape and then tell us what you really think.

  8. liberator says:

    The judge has every authority to stricken the law based on the fact it violated the “Crual and Unusual Punishment ” provision of the State and Federal Constitutions. This was a decision a strict constructionist should applaud. The law violated a provision INN THE CONSTITUTION and that is exactly what the judge ruled!

  9. Bill Simon says:

    Rpolitic,

    I have lots of dissent allowed on my blog. But, it has to be intelligently written dissent, not your type of whiny babbling nonsense. Wuss.

  10. Bill Simon says:

    A tape shown out of context of listening to testimony is akin to seeing a snippet of cops beating-up a suspect when in the prior moments of the actual action, the suspect had a knife in his hand and had slashed and stabbed several officers.

  11. Rick Day says:

    RPolitic,

    how many times did you view the tape? 3-4? Or did just once do it?Did you see anything on that tape that caused this young man to deserve a mandatory 10?

    MANDATORY TEN YEARS. For a BJ. Thats totally F-ed up ‘justice’. That you suck up to Sen. “I lubs Jesus” Johnson by tutting Eric to “Run or STFU” is a non-sequitir to the issue, trollski. It takes a special kind of worm to be a politician.

    Hey Team Jesus And Friends(tm): Since you disagree with the judges decision, therefore have a different interpetation of the Constitution, we will be right over to sneak n peek in your computer hard drive, and that night stand drawer.

    After all, you have nothing to hide, right? I’ll be right over.

    Disgusting toads, both of you. Shame!

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