Wow, just when you thought Gov. Bev Perdue’s hypocrisy on releasing inmates from prison couldn’t get any worse, it does.
So despite her very public, poll number pandering position on keeping some felons sentenced to life in prison in the 1970s locked up, Perdue’s actions continue to show she feels otherwise.
On August 28, 2009, Gov. Perdue signed into law two bills (SB 488 and SB 489) which collectively slash the sentences of many future rapists, murderers and other felons.
Now, WTVD catches Perdue throwing a Christmas winter solstice party at the Governor’s Mansion for the inmates that are assigned there on work release.
Yep, just one day after looking straight into TV cameras across North Carolina and professing that:
“How would you feel if you go home tonight and next door to you is the house where these folks are gonna be living?” she said. “How would you feel for your children? Is that the way we want to do things in North Carolina?”
She then attends a party that “included Reginald Patterson, who is serving life in prison for murder. There were nine other convicted killers and four armed robbers –a total of 17 prison inmates invited to the party, because they work at the governor’s mansion.”
So it’s not OK for some to rejoin society after serving 40 years in prison, but it’s perfectly fine to party with others and to cut the sentences of future felons.
Only in Bev’s world.