Commentary — 10 December 2010

No, Mo’Kelly is NOT making this up!  BREAKING NEWS!

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Mo’Kelly has no comment about the merits of the case, other than it’s open season on Long and New Birth now.  Mo’Kelly will admit that the fact the woman filed the suit WITHOUT an attorney is an eyebrow-raiser…and not in a good way.

But it does beg the question, does Long mediate THIS lawsuit too?  If it goes to trial, that says volumes.  If it doesn’t, it says even more.  On the surface, it doesn’t seem like there’s much here and the reports of the woman aren’t painting her to be credible.  We shall see.

A 42-year-old Rockdale County woman is suing DeKalb County and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church for $78 million — $1 million for every day she claims she was wrongly jailed. Arettonette Ingram’s suit, which she filed without an attorney, says she was arrested on terroristic threat charges after a New Birth youth ministry counselor relayed false statements to police about a phone conversation they had.

Authorities accused Ingram of threatening to kill herself and her two children, and threatening to “blow up” U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s office. DeKalb County jail records show she was arrested May 21, 2008, and released Aug. 6, 2008. Ingram alleges she was unjustly arrested and “allowed to fall through the legal system’s cracks.” She told Channel 2 Action News: “I never said anything threatening or derogatory.” The case against her eventually was dismissed, according to Channel 2.

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The suit, portions of which are handwritten, also names DeKalb County Police, the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office, Johnson, Johnson’s wife and former DeKalb CEO Vernon Jones.

Ingram claims her incarceration affected her entire family and led to her dog, Zeus, dying at a shelter because of “stress” from being separated from her.

“I appear scatter-brained or inconsistent, however I have full capacity of my mind and my peers who I communicate with and have been dealing with since October 2007 understand and generally agree with we are the people and we can make a chance,” she wrote in the suit.

DeKalb court records show Ingram also has several suits pending against her, including one from an apartment complex for failure to pay rent.

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  • Dfowler

    She may not have been able to get counsel in Atlanta. Some attorney's shy away from cases like this…I bet she will have representation by Monday. lol

  • Cynthia

    How sad this is. If what she says is true…

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