Update on MARTA’s Soulja Girl

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According to the AJC, Soulja Gal is getting some much needed help in a group home situation. Let’s hope our taxpayer dollars work their magic, but seems the most help was from the shaming powers of viral video, an interesting phenomenon no traditional media outlet has yet to report on:

The woman whose tirade against an elderly MARTA train passenger was caught on video has been released from jail and is living in a personal care home for the mentally ill.

“We’re not dealing with a criminal here,” (Derek) Gage (DeKalb County DA) said. “We’re dealing with someone who’s mentally ill and doesn’t have the services available to her that she should have available to her because she is indigent.”

At the personal care home, Ziyad will be monitored to be sure she stays on her medication, her lawyer said.

“She’s doing very well. She’s obviously extremely embarrassed about the fact that this video was so widely seen by so many people. But I think it’s also kind of become a stimulus for her to take a little more responsibility in her life,” Gage said.

Full story here.

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