Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Felon Relected After Seven Years In Prison

Felons cannot posses guns or practice law and in many states cannot vote
But running for political office is an activity their time they can devote
Shades of Marion Berry, the convicted drug using  mayor of Washington, D.C.
As a convicted felon reelected as Mayor of Bridgeport after five years of living free
After serving seven years in a federal prison for accepting bribes to city contracts steer
Joe Ganim from the voters on Tuesday gave him an all clear
Voters in Bridgeport must be a forgiving lot and seven years is a long time
Believing in Ganim’s case a repeat performance of corruption has been left far behind
 If they’re right and Ganim by his prison experience has been rehabilitated and his crimes he will not repeat
Chalk one up for the federal prison system as Ganim sits down in his mayoral seat
But prison is also full of veterans who pass on the secrets of how they got caught
Let us hope for the citizens of Bridgeport that those are the lessons that he was not taught
 © November 4, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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