DA Ballard’s FEW Antagonists

I can’t understand why some, in the interest of honesty and full disclosure, haven’t posted the link to the Subpoena DA Ballard received requiring him to appear at the probation violation hearing for Allen?
I seem to recall various manner of banter in these Blogs respecting the FEW’s opinion that there was no such subpoena -- calling its mention a LIE! Not surprisingly that is kept quiet now….
Here is the Subpoena link: http://www.guardingwhatsours.org/subpoena.php

For myself, I am surprised there is so much rancor since it seems now that all the information respecting this incident is now in the open - subpoena, testimony, AJC article.
Ballard was called as a witness for long time family friends and a fellow church prayer group member.
The FEW think he should have said – No?
Or their real position - just try to get out of it???

My thought in posting here is: how would I have, as a Christian, responded in this situation?

Integrity is a fleeting characteristic when personally challenged, especially in an election year!

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Submitted by His Word on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 8:16pm.

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."

Luke 16:10

A Christian DA would have told the family that he supported them and that he would help them and pray with them. But he would also point out his oath of office before God to represent the State of Georgia. He would support his brother in Christian love but he would be obedient to his oath.

Submitted by honestguy4 on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 8:40pm.

2 Timothy 2:22-26
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, F5 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

I read Ballard's testimony.

I'm not sure where you think Ballard violated his oath?

It seems to me that the Allen family is one who has been devestated by a youthful son.

How can such a one, college educated, from a fine family as the Allen's, be recovered? I'm sure their heart is broken.

Not to miss the point, if you've read the blogs here, this is no reason to accuse, in the most hateful of ways, honest, well meaning, intelligent, professional people of -- lying.

I think your point is different from the usually.

Galatians 6:1
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 8:49pm.

The AJC Article July 12, 2005 on the story seems to indicate that you Ballard people are not being honest. Allen's lawyer said that no subpoena was ever needed because Ballard volunteered:

"....Allen's lawyer, Robert Harper of Tallahassee, asked Ballard to appear to show that his client is a religious man. "The judge is a religious man," Harper said. "When you start talking with a religious man about religion, you need to back it up." Harper described Ballard's testimony as "pretty flat and pretty objective. It was an awkward situation." Harper said that if Ballard had not willingly appeared, he would have served him with a subpoena."

I like what the DA down there said:

"Joe Mulholland, district attorney for the South Georgia Judicial District, said Ballard acted improperly as a prosecutor when he agreed to be a character witness for Allen, his friend. "I wouldn't testify if my mother or father was in trouble for something," Mulholland said. "If someone breaks the law, you've got to treat people the same. It's just hypocritical."

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Submitted by Git Real on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 4:37pm.

Dear Mr. DishonestGuy4 Ballard,


Have a good day. Eye-wink


"That man was Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Ballard".


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