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Demaryius Thomas’ Mom, Grandma Have To Root From Prison
AP) ^ | January 30, 2014 4:48 PM

Posted on 01/31/2014 7:31:45 PM PST by BenLurkin

Now she’s at a minimum-security prison in Florida, sentenced to 20 years. Her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, who had two previous drug convictions, received two life sentences with the possibility for parole after 40 years.

Smith could have gotten a lighter sentence by testifying against her mother, but she refused.

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1 posted on 01/31/2014 7:31:45 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Jailbirds won’t be rooting for the sea birds.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 7:32:53 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: BenLurkin

Sounds like a “Perfect Country and Western Song” ala David Allan Coe.


3 posted on 01/31/2014 7:35:13 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BenLurkin
Don't sound like no kin of mine.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 7:35:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jane Long

More likely to be a rap by Dr. Dre, but I like your idea better.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 7:36:19 PM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise

That’s all right, they’ve got croissants, lattes and flat screen TVs in U.S. prisons nowadays. And Korans, too.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 7:38:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: BenLurkin
Smith could have gotten a lighter sentence by testifying against her mother, but she refused.

After a couple of years behind bars, she will regret that decision.

7 posted on 01/31/2014 7:38:38 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019
Phrases you never expected to say, page 235: "Sorry mom, I'm turning state's evidence".

/johnny

8 posted on 01/31/2014 7:40:45 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

The Onion???


9 posted on 01/31/2014 7:42:07 PM PST by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: BenLurkin
How old are these people. I'm sorta thinking there's a short iteration cycle going on...

/johnny

10 posted on 01/31/2014 7:42:10 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
Demaryius
warning: --this is what happens when a person takes drugs and plays scrabble.
11 posted on 01/31/2014 7:43:22 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Jane Long

“Perfect Country and Western Song”

LOL!

Can anyone explain how these 2 women are cell mates? Is that a kindness, or more punishment? I loved my mom, but I think being locked up with her 24 hours a day would be very hard to take.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 7:44:30 PM PST by jocon307
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To: JRandomFreeper

Fortunately or unfortunately (however you choose to look at it), it is to late for her. Hope she enjoys the consequences of her loyalty.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 7:44:52 PM PST by doc1019
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well somebody was old enough and hillbilly enough to name their daughter Minnie Pearl.


14 posted on 01/31/2014 7:45:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: miserare

“The Onion???”

Oh no, this is true, I read it the other day.


15 posted on 01/31/2014 7:45:32 PM PST by jocon307
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To: BenLurkin

This is a very uplifting story!

Here we have an 11 year old kid whose mother and grandmother were arrested for selling drugs and while his father was overseas serving in the Army.

You will note that Thomas’ uncle, a Baptist preacher took him in and raised him. I credit the uncle for causing this young man to forswear the ghetto for a productive life.

This is a huge success story, and it needs to be told!


16 posted on 01/31/2014 7:47:55 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: cripplecreek
I could have named my daughter 'Minnie Pearl' but I knew I'd have to teach her how to shoot eventually. I watched HeeHaw regularly.

/johnny

17 posted on 01/31/2014 7:49:21 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Taxman

Good point


18 posted on 01/31/2014 7:49:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Is he the white sheep of the family?


19 posted on 01/31/2014 7:57:32 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cripplecreek

First year I taught had a kindergarten student who told us her name was Ladasha Mom came in to register her .......sure enough signed the child’s name La - ah.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 7:58:47 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: BenLurkin

Life in prison with 40-year parole, for DRUG DEALING? Those are murder sentences. Ridiculous.


21 posted on 01/31/2014 8:01:19 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813
Actually, you get less time for murder. During my first divorce, my lawyer spent a lot of time with me going over the time you could get for murder.

For some reason.

/johnny

22 posted on 01/31/2014 8:07:14 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: montag813
There was an article posted on FR a couple of weeks ago about countries with strict drug laws. There are a few Asian countries (Malaysia and Singapore come to mind) that have mandatory executions for drug dealers.

As you might expect, these countries don't have a problem with narcotics.

23 posted on 01/31/2014 8:09:53 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: montag813

I suspect the multiple prior offenses had a lot to do with these sentences.


24 posted on 01/31/2014 8:10:20 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: BenLurkin

I deplore these “cute” snarky comments about others — I thought we were supposed to be above all that.

This is a heart-warming story. Ghetto kid grows up straight, gets scholarship to Georgia Tech and goes on to become a superstar in the NFL? Playing for a SuperBowl ring at age 26?

And his uncle, the Baptist minister, does not get credit for raising this fine young man?

I hope he has a breakout day Sunday!

Incredible!

Where are our values? Where are our morals? Where is our understanding of what makes a good and just society?


25 posted on 01/31/2014 8:24:04 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Isn’t the story in the paper about the grandmother rooting from her prison cell?


26 posted on 01/31/2014 8:31:41 PM PST by funfan
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To: BenLurkin

Why is it the republican leadership is so gung-ho to grant amnesty to foreigners who have and who continue to break our laws, but insist on full-blown punishment for American citizens? I say, if republicans forgive the ongoing crimes of millions of foreign lawbreakers, the prisons should be emptied of citizen lawbreakers.


27 posted on 01/31/2014 8:34:12 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: montag813

“Those are murder sentences. Ridiculous.”

Agreed - I think they are federal charges, war on drugs baby!


28 posted on 01/31/2014 8:46:04 PM PST by jocon307
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To: funfan

The REAL story is how, despite being dealt a terrible hand, Thomas prospered to the point of playing in the SuperBowl.

The sub-story is his aunt and uncle taking him in and raising him to be a productive citizen.

The fact that his mother and grandmother are in prison for drug dealing is incidental, IMHO.


29 posted on 01/31/2014 8:46:51 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: montag813

Yup


30 posted on 01/31/2014 8:55:08 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: doc1019
After a couple of years behind bars, she will regret that decision.

she has been there since 1999... her mother should have insisted that her daughter turn state evidence against her...

31 posted on 01/31/2014 9:51:42 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: JRandomFreeper
How old are these people. I'm sorta thinking there's a short iteration cycle going on...

this is right out of Orange is the New Black...

32 posted on 01/31/2014 9:53:40 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

You win the thread prize for best post.

Bigbiz have bankrolled the campaigns of these Republican/Democrat sellouts with $ and votes to keep those borders open...And government gains an easily controlled uneducated population which has no problem with handouts/socialism.

They’ll do anything to save their low wage labor golden goose...

Profits and power regardless of consequences...

They don’t give a sh*t about Americans...


33 posted on 01/31/2014 9:58:47 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sgt_Schultze
  Why is it the republican leadership is so gung-ho to grant amnesty to foreigners who have and who continue to break our laws, but insist on full-blown punishment for American citizens?

  My thoughts exactly. We have draconian punishments for non-violent crimes. The IRS is persecuting conservatives while Dinesh D'Souza is arrested with bond set at $500,000.00 and anyone suggesting that the word 'marriage' refers to a very special and unique bond between a man and a woman is somehow evil. We live in such a strange upside-down world. You're right - there are plenty of people deserving of amnesty long before we get to illegal aliens... and yes, the phrase "illegal alien" is also taboo.
34 posted on 01/31/2014 11:39:39 PM PST by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Taxman

I agree - what a story to be told. What an accomplishment.

btw - GO HAWKS!


35 posted on 01/31/2014 11:43:56 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Taxman

I agree with you and just shows you what the media values drugs and stories about people who use drugs.
Now contrast that with the article I read today about the Obama admin looking for candidates who were incarcerated for drugs and wanting to commute their sentences or something like that. I feel like the media is using this narrative to push for Obamas wants IMO.


36 posted on 02/01/2014 12:12:56 AM PST by funfan
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To: Maurice Tift

Because the American people are a threat to them and the majority cannot be bought with thier handouts and entitlements


37 posted on 02/01/2014 3:47:24 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Taxman

Agreed! The kid was dealt a bad hand and instead of using that as an excuse to go down the same path, he chose to be positive and make something of himself.


38 posted on 02/01/2014 4:18:43 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: BenLurkin

They should have been sentenced to prison just for naming him Demaryius.


39 posted on 02/01/2014 4:42:55 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Taxman
This is a heart-warming story. Ghetto kid grows up straight, gets scholarship to Georgia Tech and goes on to become a superstar in the NFL? Playing for a SuperBowl ring at age 26?

Thomas was also the player who caught the pass from Tim Tebow that shocked the Steelers in the 2012 AFC wild card game.

40 posted on 02/01/2014 4:43:16 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: JRandomFreeper
For some reason.


  lol !

41 posted on 02/01/2014 8:15:18 AM PST by tomkat ( -1 -2 -3 = #4)
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To: jocon307

Can anyone explain how these 2 women are cell mates?
== = = = = = = = = = = = =

Uh, The family that ‘serves’ together; stays together?


42 posted on 02/01/2014 8:23:41 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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