The July murder of a pretty Ole Miss coed is eerily similar to one that occurred about 33 years ago when the daughter of a couple who then lived in Magnolia was sexually assaulted and slain in her off-campus apartment in Oxford.
'Forrest Gump, quoting his mother, was right: “Stupid is as stupid does.”
The fictional Gump, in the unlikely event you never saw the 1994 hit movie starring Tom Hanks as a slow-witted Southern boy who shows up and prevails in historical events of his generation, popularized the term which can have different meanings.
A hallmark of the Trump administration has been to roll back government regulations, not just those imposed during the administration of Barack Obama but also some that long preceded the nation’s previous president.
Some of the deregulation has been good, but some has not been.
America’s criminal justice system is doing the right thing by steering more people convicted of narcotics offenses away from prison and into alternative programs like rehab and drug court. But there are always exceptions to this, and a big one is being debated right now in Washington, D.C.
Before Brown v. Board of Education ordered desegregation of public schools, before Emmett Till’s murder woke up the nation, before the Freedom Riders drew attention to conditions for black people in the South, before the Voting Rights Act guaranteed everyone equal access to the polls, there was Jackie Robinson.
Holmes County school officials would not have known three years ago when they hired Dyana Terrelle Thomas that he would get locked up for allegedly having sex with a student of the high school where he has been the assistant principal.