GOOD SAMARITANS: A big thank you to Jody Martin and Chris Barkley for helping VOCAL out in a time of crisis. Jody and Chris spent over 80 hours and a couple hundred dollars of their own money in helping VOCAL repair some storm damage. These two fine men heard about VOCAL’s troubles and offered their assistance. VOCAL is much appreciative and would like to recognize Jody and Chris for their support of VOCAL.
VOCAL would also like to thank Billy Williams, Manager of Russell-Do-It-Center in Wetumpka. Mr. Williams donated the paint for our vigil crosses.
It is individuals like these who make our communities a much better place.
The Montgomery Police Department, on Wednesday, May15th, paid tribute to the fallen police officers of Montgomery. It is only right we take time to remember and honor those who served and protected us with courage and heroism.
On May 22, 2013 – the murderer of Nicole McNair was sentenced to Life in prison. Jeffrey Morris Hamby was found guilty of murder in St. Clair County in Apri 2013. Nicole’s mother, Ellen Carter and her family received a measure of justice with the verdict and sentence. Miriam Shehane and Janette Grantham attended some of the trial with Ellen and her family. Lamar Williamson and Gwendolyn Connelly prosecuted the case for the Office of DA Richard Minor. Super job by two outstanding prosecutors.
On Tuesday, May 21st – VOCAL protested the paroles and pardons of the following inmates:
In May VOCAL met with DA Brian McVeigh of Calhoun and Cleburne Counties and DA Richard Minor of St Clair County regarding s new VOCAL Chapter in their area. The support of the local district attorney is vital to the success of a VOCAL chapter. DA McVeigh and DA Minor are true warriors for justice who has compassion for the victims and passion for justice. They have given their support to the victims in their area. Also had opportunity to meet with some of the most courageous individuals in the Anniston area - the local homicide survivors. Thanks to Debbie Michelson and Amber Wilson for their southern hospitality.