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.
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,