The judge has ordered him released from jail.
Anyone see a copy of the order yet?
AP says he will remain in jail while the state appeals the decision.
CNN just reported the order. “Previous sentence is void”. He is instead sentenced to time served.
It’s about time.
Wait, you mean that this case was resolved without the help of the General Assembly?
AJC is reported the judge amended the conviction reducing it to a misdemeanor meaning he won’t be registered as a sex offender. If so, this is a victory all around for the Wilson defense team. Now it’s in Thurbert Baker’s hands.
I’m still waiting on that Charles Manson pardon.
Baker is appealing.
I reckon our 15 year old sisters and daughters aren’t safe tonight!
I reckon most of them are as safe as all the 15 year olds performing consensual oral sex.
I’m trying to figure out what Baker’s motives are. Does he think he serves the cause of justice to have a young man spend 10 years in prison for a misdemeanor?
What about the 2nd girl no one is talking about. You know the one who was passed out and raped by all the guys there. No one talks about her. They only talk about the girl who was giving Genarlow Wilson a hummer. This guy should stay in jail.
And you know this how Tommy? Even the DA in the case said the evidence indicated the other girl was not passed out and the sex was consensual.
Oh and if that isn’t clear enough, the reason the only thing that is talked about is the “hummer” is because that is the only thing on which the conviction rest.
Conviction. Consensual. You can find both under C in the dictionary.
The jury acquitted Genarlow on those rape charges.
Here’s an excerpt from the Feb. 2006 ABC News article on the subject:
“Jurors voted to acquit Wilson of raping the 17-year-old.
“I mean it wasn’t even an hour,” said jury forewoman Marie Manigault. “We immediately saw the tape for what it was. We went back and saw it again and saw what actually happened and everybody immediately said not guilty.”
ATTICA! ATTICA! ATTICA!
Great ruling as the sentence clearly violated the “Crual and Unusual Punishment” provisions of the 8th Amendment of the Federal Constitution and the same provision in the Georgia Constitution. Impeach Thurbert Baker!
I would not go so far as to say Baker should be impeached. This was a grave injustice, and should not have taken this long to fix. Baker was just doing his job,…but something should have been done when the law changed last July. Oh wait that was election season!
AJC reports that Eric Johnson is upset about the “precedent”.
How exactly is the precedent of releasing someone from an unjustly excessive prison sentence a bad one?
I wonder how many more are out there…
Rather, how many more are *in* there…
Erick Johnson, and now Steve Davis too, should be more upset about his continuing to spread misinformation about this case.
I want a show of hands from legislators. How many of you have seen the tape?
Burdell, how dare you question the authority of a legislator like Eric Johnson…why that’s tantamount to saying the Emperor has no clothes.
Or, in this case, Mr. Johnson has no brains.
Anyone else see the irony/humor of an attorney named BJ working to overturn the sentence of someone convicted of sodomy?
The sodomy law was stricken by the Georgia Supreme Court many years ago. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws in all 50 states in their great ruling in Lawrence V Texas. In fact that ruling should be used to stricken prostitution laws in all 50 states.
by stricken you mean eliminate, right? I sure hope so, that would be a bad libertarian, liberator.
Perhaps the word is “struck”…
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