First, wishes for a happy and safe Merry Christmas to all the great Law of Self Defense community!
Second, it would appear that Cyntoia Brown will not get her preferred Christmas present this year, that being clemency from Tennessee governor Bill Haslam. I first reported on Brown’s relatively recent love fest from the mainstream media in a post made exactly two weeks ago:
A lot of people have been forwarding me articles about Cyntoia Brown, a then 16-year-old prostitute who was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. Recent news coverage includes this very sympathetic piece from CNN and another from NPR, as well as a deluge of similarly sympathetic coverage from a wide variety of other sources.
Brown argued self-defense at her trail, but was unsuccessful, and was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. She will first be eligible for parole after serving 51 years of her sentence.