Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The first in what may be a long line of really awful stories involving Barbour pardon recipients

NMissCommentor has a pretty interesting story on his site today that is the fifth in a series of posts about the identities of those receiving pardons from Gov. Haley Barbour (R). The story is here:

A Gov. Barbour felony DUI pardon recipient is in jail after yet another DUI that lead to the death of a teenager

Here's the skinny: Harry Bostick of Oxford, 55, was arrested in October for violation of parole. He was on parole for 3rd offense DUI. In October, Bostick drove his car into one driven by Charity Smith of Okolona, 18. Smith was killed. Bostick was arrested after he refused a Breathalyzer. Yesterday, while sitting in jail awaiting his parole revocation hearing, Bostick was pardoned for the 3rd offense DUI by Barbour.

I'd like to hear Barbour's reasoning behind that one. Pretty sure it was going to be that Bostick had "really turned his life around." Guess that one won't work any longer.

Thanks, Haley.