CHET FRANKLIN: Where's the equality in sentencing?

June 28, 2014 

Something stinks in our justice system. What I'm talking about is the sentence the policeman received for hitting and killing the girl in Gulf Park Estates and leaving the scene. The policeman got six years with only one year of jail time and five of probation. How about the guy who hit the daughter of a police chief? That man was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Is that fair? Is it because one was just a citizen and the other was a cop? They both were drunk, they both killed someone, so where is the difference?

This man who killed the police chief's daughter should have his conviction overturned and have a new trial. The pendulum should swing both ways with equality.

CHET FRANKLIN

Ocean Springs

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