24 April 2018

- FREE JOE BARR -

TPC
3/24/18



For 13 months now the story of Joe Barr has been one that this publication has followed with much interest.

Joe Barr's a friend of mine. He's got a big heart & he's a great guitar picker. He's always got a smile for you & he does your soul good. I love the fella...

Joe's an older gentleman that was simply, truly at the "wrong place at the wrong time" when a DEA/NCSO snare snagged him along with several others back in March of 2017. As this publication has written about a time or two, and as it Editor MB McCart wrote about in another publication as well (the time the Covington News printed the word: "ju$tice"; I know...thanks!), there were major concerns that justice was not being served with Joe's treatment. As an attorney I know told me once, Joe is like a lot of folks out there. Older, black gentlemen who are of no threat to anyone, just languishing in prisons & jails throughout the state. It's a sad state of affairs & is also an unwise use of tax dollars.

Well, it seems as if there is a possible consensus among the State & others for Joe to be given back his freedom. To be able to start picking that guitar maybe. Also, Joe had a mild stroke down at Coastal State Prison. Folks are concerned that he's not getting the treatment he needs down there.

He's not a threat; his family & friends miss him.

Let's bring Joe Barr home. Let's free Joe Barr.

A competency hearing motion is being held today. Newton Co. Judicial Annex. Superior Court, Judge Benton. 1:30PM.

This hearing could ultimately lead to Joe's freedom.

- FREE JOE BARR - 

In Liberty,

MBM

1 comment:

  1. Good one Marshall. As the Southern Center for Human Rights reported: in Georgia it's race, geography, and poverty that place a citizen at a disadvantage in the justice [SIC] $ystem. Looking at Joe's charges I note that only the "receiving" count is possibly a real crime (if true and if known to Joe). I do not know so I can't say. As for felon with a firearm, that's pure BS. If someone is that dangerous, then why ever release them back into society? If the state sets a man free, then set him free. The "during commission" is an idiotic add on. They could have piled on even more; feds too. Good luck to your friend.

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