Crime victims plan rally against Miss. pardons - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Crime victims plan rally against Miss. pardons

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Crime victims are planning a rally Wednesday at the state Capitol to speak out against former Gov. Haley Barbour's pardons.

Glenda Walker's son survived being shot in the head by 1 of the men pardoned by Barbour before the Republican left office in January. Walker said she's helping get the word out and plans to participate at the rally scheduled for 2 p.m.

Barbour pardoned 198 people as his second term was ending. The total included four convicted murderers and a robber who worked as inmate trusties at the Governor's Mansion.

Walker said Monday the group would like to get Mississippi's pardon laws changed. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled March 8 that the pardons were valid.

Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider.

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