Today Oliver “I love the people of New Orleans” Thomas, a bribe-taking ex-member of the City Council was only given 37 months in the pokey for his crimes.
I wonder how much it cost for the “paid” mourners who packed the courtroom. What about the “Good Samaritan” story? And how about Mama D’s vocalizations protesting Oliver’s sentence? (Can’t hear the latter with any combo of browsers or players… typical NOLA.COM)
Mr. Thomas betrayed the trust of the citizens of New Orleans, his constituents and his race. He accepted a bribe, copped a plea bargain, and then reneged because he didn’t want to rat out others. And the pisser is that the usual suspects came out in force (ministers, local “leaders, etc) to support you and become very “upset” that you were being treated unfairly. The Judge should have given you 10 years instead of 37 months.
Oliver, you are a wonderful example for the youth of the Black community here. Your nobility, your Christian words… your humility and sense of service. (just barfed on my keyboard) You are the shining light for that segment of the New Orleans population that are nothing more than gang-banging crackhead thugs with guns that are hurting so many in the city. I guess there will be a monument to you soon.
All Hail the Noble Oliver Thomas, anti-snitcher! (I need a bath now.)
People Get Ready has a similar take on this freakin’ farce.