ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- The mother of a 19-year-old arrested in a bank theft scheme said Monday that her daughter isn't a bandit, she just fell in with the wrong crowd and made a bad choice.That's from CNN ("Mom: Giggling bandits 'little girls that made a bad choice'," March 5, 2007). What I didn't paste from the article is that both these "little girls" were 19. The father of the other daughter, Ashley Johnston, had something possibly even more mindless to say:
Joy Miller said her daughter, Ashley Miller, is sorry for what she did.
"I want (people) to know that her and Heather both are not bandits," Joy Miller told ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday." "They're little girls that made a bad choice."
Johnston's father, Edward Johnston, has said his family was in shock.Well, at least he acknowledges that his sweet "little girl" was actually an adult. Though I'm not sure any offering from God plays into this. Perhaps it was determinism!
"God gives us free will and it's up to us what we do with it," he said. "Any adult has to make decisions and live with them -- good, bad or indifferent."
Don't forget this is Georgia. These "little girls" should feel lucky that they're white. At least they'll get off easy, as long as the feds don't get involved. Hell, if you get away with bank robbery, the rewards are probably great.