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Ted White's Family
February 12, 2011
These days in Tucson we're seeing how the power of family support can help victims. Family support is sometimes more important to the survival of injured victims than even medical care is.
Ted White, Jr. has been suffering horrible injuries of a different sort for the past 13 years, after his wrongful arrest in March of 1998. He is very lucky to have a family that has supported him all these years. They've stood behind him in numerous ways. They've been brave to stand up against prosecutors and the city attorney, when most people would be afraid to do so. Others who may have the courage, may not have the resources to fight for their rights and beliefs. But, Ted's family exhausted themselves acquiring those resources.
Ted White's mother, father, brother, sister and brother-in-law have all worked endlessly, late at night.They've spent all sorts of money trying to free Ted and heal the injuries inflicted upon him. The courts and jurors have awarded Ted White money; and it's time to pay him so he can begin to repay his family for their tremendous sacrifices.
Sometime ago someone told me that one of the biggest problems in our communities was snitching. No one likes to snitch on their friends or neighbors. But, sometimes you have to stand up for what you believe in, sometimes you just have to make waves and let the chips fall where they may.
Some questions I have are:
1- Did the prosecutor make a mistake by not revealing this situation?
2- Did the police chief make a mistake by not suspending the officer?
3- Did the city of Lee's Summit get some bad legal advice; or were they just afraid other
things might come out?
Does anyone have the courage to stand up, answer these questions and do the right thing for the sake of Ted White's family?
Someone made a mistake by letting this go on for so long. Now maybe someone should call and at least apologize to the family for what they've been put through.
John W. Ivey,
Lakewood Business Park,
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