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.
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.