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This Isn’t Right

Alabama woman loses unborn child after being shot, gets arrested; shooter goes free

Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old Birmingham woman, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on a manslaughter charge. She was taken into custody on Wednesday.

Though Jones didn’t fire the shots that killed her unborn baby girl, authorities say she initiated the dispute that led to the gunfire. Police initially charged 23-year-old Ebony Jemison with manslaughter, but the charge against Jemison was dismissed after the grand jury failed to indict her.

The local district attorney is reviewing the case and may choose not to prosecute, but what is wrong with the grand jury? Ms Jones may have started the fight, but getting shot and losing her child should be more than enough punishment for her “crimes”. What is the benefit to society that justifies prosecution?

June 30, 2019   2 Comments