Hate Crime? Angela Corey Put Ailing Vet In Prison For 20 Years
Check out the news story, then this video on the case for more details. It features a group, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, founded by Julie Stewart, formerly of the Cato Institute. Even the judge says the sentence is a "crime." But not Angela Corey.
Ronald Thompson of Keystone Heights is 65 and a 14-year Army veteran who has logged 5,000 hours of volunteer service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lake City. But for the crime of firing two gunshots into the ground to scare off some teenagers, he is serving 20 years in prison.
But that was overturned on appeal by the office of 4th Circuit State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case of George Zimmerman — the accused shooter of Sanford teen Trayvon Martin.