* The Columbia Spy has a beautiful post and pictures as Columbia works to heal (click here).
NOT EQUAL JUSTICE!
Let’s put the DA’s press releases next to each other. On the left is the DA’s press release on the shooting death of Ibram Hanna on August 12, 2016 in Mountville. On the right is the beginning of the press release on the shooting death of Nicholas Mills two days ago in Columbia.
Tomorrow: DA spokesman Brett Hambright’s apparent “explanation” of the huge disparity in the charges in these two cases. This is an outrage. This is not equal justice!
TOTALLY DIFFERENT CHARGES – 2
TOTALLY DIFFERENT CHARGES
The below is DA spokesman Brett Hambright’s press release on the shooting death of Ibram Hanna in Mountville on August 12 of 2016 (click here for the original on CrimeWatch). Let’s compare this to the charges against the shooter in the almost identical shooting death in Columbia two days ago.
A 17-year-old boy is charged in a deadly shooting Friday morning in Mountville.
West Hempfield Township police on Friday night charged the boy with misdemeanor counts of involuntary manslaughter, theft from a vehicle and drug paraphernalia, and a felony count of theft of a firearm.
A 15-year-old West Hempfield Township boy died of a single gunshot. The shooting happened at the older boy’s home on West Main Street, Mountville. Police responded to a 9-1-1 call at 10:45 a.m.
Police determined the older boy stole the firearm from a vehicle at a location in West Hempfield Township.
The investigation is ongoing. At this point, police have found nothing to indicate the shooting was intentional. The two boys were friends and were looking at the gun prior to the shot being fired.
Police continue to gather evidence and interview individuals.
West Hempfield Township police Detective Sergeant Chris Kunkle filed the charges, with approval from First Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen.
Involuntary manslaughter involves a death that results from a reckless or grossly negligent act.
The 17-year-old boy will be prosecuted in the juvenile court system. Under the Juvenile Act, a person charged with involuntary manslaughter can not be charged and prosecuted as an adult.
BAIL IS NOT PUNISHMENT
— FROM $50,00 TO $40,000 CASH —
A NASTY LIAR!
* I interrupt today’s topic to point out that DA Spokesman Brett Hambright is a nasty liar. That story will be coming later this week.
A FAMILY AFFAIR?
How large a business is Woo-Cat Management? How many employees do they have? How many clients do they have?
Who is doing the day to day work? How does the Lancaster County Treasurer, Amber Martin, juggle her private companies and her taxpayer paid job to collect taxes?
What qualifications does Amber Martin have to be the Lancaster County Treasurer?
Please check back later today.