Anthony Ray Hinton has been exonerated, deserves compensation

February 2, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Make no mistake about it, Alabama Legislature, you can’t fix what happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.

Not even with $1.5 million.

Not with all of the public apologies in the world.

You can’t take 30 years of a man’s freedom, charging him with a crime he didn’t commit, and then fix that wrong with some money and a few resolutions.

But it’s a damn fine start.

A proposal from Sen. Paul Bussman to make three payments totaling $1.5 million to Hinton is the absolute least we can do. It should really be a no-brainer, despite the ignorant pleas of an Attorney General, a finance department lawyer and a deputy AG who all seem unfamiliar with America’s system of innocent-until-proven-guilty justice.

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Stand Up for Alabama Bowing to This “Lying Alabama Governor”

May 4, 2016

By David Grice
Mayor, City of Clio

Today, the Alabama Senate meets to decide whether or not to concur with the House amendment (and passage) of SB287(HB313), the Governor’s Prison Transformation Initiative Act plan. If the Senate concurs, Governor Bentley gets what he wants, albeit with the small snag of the Department of Corrections Commissioner having to come up with more grossly skewed figures, so that this bill can be voted on again within a year. The people of Alabama need to know what is really in the bill sponsored by Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Daphne,  and Rep. Steve Clouse, R-Ozark.
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