27 February 2008

free ms. emma lee

ms. emma lee

the gannett/town talk posted a story this morning about ms. emma lee, aged 69 of alexandria, louisiana.

the town talk quoting the alexandria police report writes:
According to the police report, Lee said she hit her nephew Wayne Hockless, 44, in the back with the hammer “as hard as she could.”

The report states, after being read her Miranda rights, “Emma then stated she was tired of her son Terry and her nephew Wayne bringing drug dealers in her residence. Emma then stated that she has had enough of it and wanted to do something about it.

“Emma stated that she grabbed a hammer and hit Wayne in the back with it as hard as she could.”

Officers were called to 2512 Los Angeles Drive, (according to google maps its actually los angeles street) the address shared by Emma Lee, Terry Lee and Hockless, about 12:37 a.m. today to investigate a disturbance.

They were met by Terry Lee, 42, who told them his mother had hit his cousin with a hammer.

“Wayne stated that his aunt Emma hit him in the back with a hammer after an argument,” the report states.

Hockless was taken to Huey P. Long Regional Medical Center where he was treated for what the report lists as a “minor injury.”
perhaps it was a formality and the police didnt have any choice we dont know for sure but the town talk states that:
Emma Lee, 69, 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing 93 pounds, was charged with aggravated battery, police reported. She remains in the Rapides Parish Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
we think that this is terrible and that ms. lee for her heroic actions and strong self-reliance, should be given the key to the city.

if they havent done so already, we implore the authorities to release ms. lee from jail and to drop all charges against her.