Friday, November 20, 2009
TENSION IN KENNETT
The 24-year-old school teacher from Louisiana is accused of cutting in line at the Kennett Walmart in January 2007, then becoming belligerent and refusing to leave after store managers asked her to go.
Ellis could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted of assaulting officers, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.
The case has drawn interest both from civil rights groups and organizations like the Ku Klux Klan and protestors have taken to the streets of Kennett both in support and against her. The long awaited store surveillance tapes have finally been released to the public, but have proven to be pretty inconclusive in building a case that would warrant any felony conviction.
But, the racial tension and this story doesn't end there...
And...of course, this case has brought national attention to Heather and the town of Kennett...
Fifteen years is a pretty hefty sentence for anyone to be looking at for something of this nature. The town of Kennett is also going to be looking at a rather lengthy sentence as they, at their law-enforcement agency will be faced with the scrutiny that it probably deserves.
Posted by Nikki at 11/20/2009 01:13:00 PM