28 comments

  1. Demonbeck says:

    Wait, you mean that this case was resolved without the help of the General Assembly?

    Whodathunkit?

  2. griftdrift says:

    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.

  3. ToddH says:

    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?

  4. Tommy_a2b says:

    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.

  5. griftdrift says:

    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.

  6. griftdrift says:

    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.

  7. Andre Walker says:

    Tommy,

    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.”

  8. liberator says:

    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!

  9. Federalist says:

    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!

  10. Burdell says:

    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…

  11. griftdrift says:

    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?

  12. Bill Simon says:

    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.

  13. Romegaguy says:

    Anyone else see the irony/humor of an attorney named BJ working to overturn the sentence of someone convicted of sodomy?

  14. liberator says:

    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.

  15. Federalist says:

    by stricken you mean eliminate, right? I sure hope so, that would be a bad libertarian, liberator.

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