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Wed August 4, 2004
Council Member Criticized for "Hanging" Comment
By Alabama Public Radio
Prichard, AL – A Prichard City Council member is being criticized for comments concerning her fellow city workers. Earline Martin-Harris wrote a letter to her constituents saying she'd like to drag other Prichard city officials into a field and hang them from a tree. The comments were printed in a June newsletter and have been criticized as being cruel and tasteless. Martin-Harris says her statement was not meant to be insensitive. She says some of the complaints are part of a political ploy to harm her re-election chances later this month.