Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Donald Watkins says he'll oppose Chris McNair's second clemency request | - Mary Orndorff Troyan / Washington Bureau -- Donald Watkins, the longtime Birmingham lawyer and businessman who represented former mayor Richard Arrington Jr., said he will again oppose Chris McNair's second request for executive clemency. -- Watkins, who has his own connections to the Civil Rights movement, said McNair has betrayed "his deceased daughter's revered legacy, his family's good name, his community's hopes and dreams for a better life in Birmingham, and the sacred trust of the people in the County Commission district he once served."


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