Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Calling Troy King

I've just sent the following letter to the editor of the Huntsville Times. Here's hoping they print it.

Dear Editor,

Those readers who keep up with Alabama politics will remember that during the 2005 legislative special session Attorney General Troy King pushed and helped to pass "Tough Sex Offender Laws". He dramatically wore an electronic bracelet around while the legislation was being debated and even has a nifty picture of himself getting his tracking bracelet removed in front of the state house surrounded by children of different races on the official Attorney General website.

But, where is our crime-fighting action figure hero, who spent part of the 2007 legislative session calling for the death penalty for child sex predators, in the case of Jerry Wayne Love, the admitted child sodomizer who was slapped on the wrist and set free to rape again? With not even so much as an electronic monitoring device according to the papers. And not a peep from King's office. Why isn't he all over it? Surely he knows about a case in his state that has been receiving national media attention. Is it because the safety of our children only matter when an election is looming? At the very least he ought to be looking into why the Madison Co. D.A.'s office offered such a sweetheart of a deal to a child sodomizer and why Judge Karen Hall accepted it.

I have asked these questions of Attorney General King's office myself, but to date have received no response. I hope the citizens of Madison Co. will also ask AG King these questions and that they will remember the actions of the D.A.'s office, Judge Karen Hall and Attorney General Troy King come the next election.

Respectfully Submitted for publication,
Loretta Nall


Anonymous said...

Mr. Love was charged before the minimum sentencing requirements. Those requirements only apply to people charged after they were put in place. This is a non issue.

Loretta Nall said...

It is an issue because our AG has blazed a trail across the state every since he took office and has been in front of every media camera he could get in front of crusading against sexual predators who prey on children.

His office should be looking into why the DA offered that deal and why the judge accepted it. It is far too lenient for the crimes Jerry Wayne Love committed.

Even if the new mandatory minimums do not apply, at the very least, King ought to issue a statement condemning such an incredibly lenient 'punishment'. It is awfully hypocritical for him to remain silent....one could take his silence as being in agreement with what has happened in this case.

Anonymous said...

how was court?

The GTL™ said...

Meant to tell you, Ms. Nall, I saw you on FoxNews' Hannity and Colmes the other night -- you kicked BUTT :-)

Loretta Nall said...

Had a scheduling conflict so I didn't make it to court in Huntsville today. Have rescheduled it for next week.

Don said...

I hope the Huntsville Times doesn’t do a word count on your fine letter because it exceeds the paper’s announced limit of 250 words.

Loretta Nall said...

As many letters as I've written and had published you'd think I would have remembered to check that. First time I have ever overlooked it.

Don said...

Well, Lo, no one can be perfect ALL of the time, and you are MOST of the time, so I'm not picking on you.

Speaking of picking, my muscadines should start ripening around 2 or 3 weeks from now. First come, first served.