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In Sansom case, prosecutor 'just trying to do what I think is right'



Meggs Some 25 years ago in a Baptist church in Tallahassee, Willie Meggs was listening to a preacher philosophize over his fiery condemnations.

"Now I'm just shootin' down in a hole," the preacher said. "If you're down in there, I'm sorry.' " He knew he was stepping on some toes but carried on out of a sense of purpose in the struggle between right and wrong.

"That's the way I am," Meggs said Thursday from the Leon County State Attorney's Office. "If you're motivated to do what you think is the right thing and you're fair, then it's not a hard job."

He might as well have been delivering his own sermon to the congregants of the state Capitol across the street. (story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:13pm]


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