Thursday, February 25, 2010

2/25/2010*Brief Scott Sisters Update & Bro. McBride Report On SCOTT SISTERS Rally!!!

Listen To The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio Special:
All Eyes Are Still On Mississippi: Free The Scott Sisters!!!

The Scott Sisters (l-r): Jamie & Gladys


The rally opened Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. sharp. Charles Evers, the brother of civil rights martyr Medgar Evers hosted the rally inside the first floor rotunda of the Mississippi State Capitol. Evers, the general manager of radio station WMPR 90.1 FM said that he got involved because of the work Rip Daniels was doing on the air with his show, "It's a New Day."   Daniels broadcasts out of Gulfport, but the daily program is simulcast on WMPR in Jackson. It's all on the Internet, too.

Daniels has been promoting the Scott Sisters' more than any of the other media in Mississippi.

Jackson Advocate Publisher Alice Tisdale asked that we remember her late husband, Jackson Advocate Charles Tisdale, the first person who actually took up the cause way back in 1993 and  1994 when the two sisters were first brought to trial.  The Jackson Advocate shared the same building with Attorney Chokwe Lumumba at the time and Tisdale and Lumumba shared the same burning interest in cases like the Scott Sisters' injustice.

About 10 black state legislators appeared and spoke. Attorney Chokwe Lumumba, the attorney who handled the Scott Sisters appeal that was denied by the Mississppi Supreme Court, spoke on the injustice of the case. He urged people to flood the Governor Haley Barbour and Prison Commissioner Christopher Epps with emails and prepare to  stage more and more  demonstrations near the Scott County site of the miscarriage of justice.

At least five female lawmakers spoke and said they would not let the case rest. They led the cry of "Let my sisters go!" Next action is to get the Legislative Black Caucus on board. Black Caucus Chairman Billy Broomfield, a very competetent and savvy leader, was caught up with other legislative business and was unable to attend. But he will rally the entire  Black Caucus. He is personally committed to the Scott Sisters' cause, but he will have to bring the issue before the entire Black Caucus in order to take a specific action in the name of the Black Caucus.

Three Local television channels and the Jackson Advocate were on hand to cover the event for the media. Earnest McBride, the Jackson Advocate contributing editor, also co-hosts the Empowerment Hour and will give a full report on the event this Saturday on BlogTalk Radio. (Check the Empowerment Hour Website for more information.)

None of the Rasco family was present. Mrs. Rasco rushed to Mississippi twice during the last two weeks on word that Jamie Scott's condition was critical. She does not have the money to travel back and forth to important events such as Thursday's rally.  For this reason, Charles Evers and the rally organizers urged people to send money donations to Mrs. Evelyn Rasco, P.O. Box 7100, Pensacola, Florida 32534.

Rallies of this sort, while generating a lot of enthusiasm, and getting word out about the cause, tend not to get to the heart of the issues, to the real hurt and damage and suffering inflicted on the victims and the families of the victims.  

Although just about everybody there truly sympathized with the Scott Sisters and Mrs. Rasco, their mother, and the children, other sisters and whoever, it is a difficult to say exactly how many of the rally attendees truly empathized with them.  Please call us on the Empowerment Hour  Saturday 6- 8 p.m. Eastern Time at: 646-716-7472.

Earnest L. McBride



Yesterday Mrs. Rasco received an unconfirmed report that Jamie had been
rushed to the hospital due to chest pains and today that information has
been confirmed.  To the best of anyone's knowledge Jamie is still in
the hospital and Mrs. Rasco has been told that she is "resting comfortably." 
She has been given no information regarding Jamie's diagnosis or 
condition.  We will post updates as soon as they become available.

Today was dedicated to the Scott Sisters by Mississippi Radio's Rip 
Daniels, where a ton of information has been regularly aired and today
even a song was dedicated to them.  It was stated that now, after 15 
years, Mississippi is finally hearing Mrs. Rasco's pleas for justice
for her daughters.  Mrs. Rasco is very grateful to Bros. Rip Daniels 
and Charles Evers for doing such a fantastic job raising this case
to a high level in Mississippi. 

Mrs. Rasco was interviewed by WLBT Mississippi TV 3 reporter
Julie Straw for a 10pm story they are working on covering today's
rally, preliminary reports of which are that it was well attended.  

More updates to come, please continue to support
however you are able!


One of Mrs. Rasco's legal advisers, Chokwe Lumumba, urged that 
we strive to get support from a medical foundation or institution that 
can help to get Jamie moved into a medical facility ASAP in order to 
save her life.  The infections and her horrible living conditions, her lack 
of consistent dialysis, medications, and nutrition and her serious
illnesses have left Jamie barely able to walk.  If you are able to help 
Jamie purchase her food, or even would like to put money on Gladys' 
books, please go to and register for 
Access Corrections to help them.

Jamie Scott #19197
B Zone, Bed 196
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, MS 39288-8550

Gladys Scott #19142
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, MS 39288-8550

Please continue to contact the Governor, prison officials,
politicians and media, there is a lot of renewed focus on the
case of the Scott Sisters and Mrs. Rasco said that information
is going out all over Mississippi radio.  Please continue to
sign onto the compassionate release petition for Jamie at we have almost reached our
goal of 1,000 signatures!

There are some upcoming events for the Scott Sisters
including a gathering at the Capitol in Jackson, MS being 
organized by Bro. Lumumba for next week. The MWM/Black 
Women's Defense League rally is being organized by Empress
Chi for March 26, 2010.  The  "FREE THE SCOTT SISTERS
Protest Demonstration and Rally will also help to further the 
ACTION TASK FORCE that is being coordinated by the 
BWDL  To get involved with the FTSS-Task Force or for 
more information call 267-636-3802 or e-mail:

Please subscribe to the mailing list and check the website
and Facebook Group for updates.  Mrs. Rasco is still 
unable to respond to e-mails as she is away from her
computer, so please send urgent messages to until she returns.

Subscribe to our group:  Send a blank e-mail to and share information!

Facebook Group: Free The Scott Sisters

Thanks to everyone, please help spread the word & ACT!  

Governor Haley Barbour
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
1-877-405-0733 or 601-359-3150
Fax: 601-359-3741
(If you reach VM leave msgs, faxes, and please send letters)
Dorothy Kuykendall

Personal Assistant to Gov. Barbour
(601) 359-3150
P. O Box 3150
Jackson, MS 39205

Christopher Epps, Commissioner of Prisons for the State of Mississippi
723 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Emmitt Sparkman, Deputy Commissioner
(601) 359-5610

Margaret Bingham, Superintendent of Central Mississippi Corrections Facility
(601) 932-2880
FAX: (601) 664-0782
P.O. Box 88550
Pearl, Mississippi 39208

Dr. Gloria Perry, Medical Department (601) 359-5155

Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

A complete list of the media that we have listed (feel free to send to anyone
else that you wish to!) is at 

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