SALTER: Hood fails to quell criticism of donations

Hood says the local district attorneys in Lafayette and Hinds are the appropriate ones to prosecute this case and that his office will assist if necessary, but that he won’t and can’t.

Thank God Jim Hood didn’t take any campaign cash from Edgar Ray Killen or Frank Melton – cases in which Hood had no problem pressing state charges.

But admitted felons shouldn’t be able to escape state charges of trying to bribe a judge because they’re friends with or donors to the state’s attorney general.

Sid Salter
NE MS Daily Journal
2/20/8