Almost a year ago to the day, Charles Evers in defending Bobby DeLaughter before he went to prison said . . .

“All he (DeLaughter) did was lie . . . What man can tell me he hasn’t lied? You’re telling me he should spend 18 months in prison for that?”

I took him to task on that as did the Greenwood Commonwealth.

Today, the Clarion Ledger has an article quoting Evers again.

Charles Evers, the brother of slain NAACP leader Medgar Evers, said DeLaughter has a lot left to give society.
“He made a mistake but you have to look at all the good he did,” Evers said. “I’m behind him 100 percent. If there is anyway I can help him, I will.”

That was the tone Evers should’ve taken a year ago. It’s good to see him publicly acknowledge DeLaughter’s crime. Public recognition of it is the deterrent.