A Special Session for Genarlow Wilson?

That idea is being pushed.

Democratic State Sens. Vincent Fort of Atlanta, Emanuel Jones of Decatur and Kasim Reed of Atlanta, and Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer are asking Perdue to call a special session of the Legislature to pass a bill sponsored by Jones that would allow judges to adjust sentences such as Wilson’s in accordance with the new laws. Jones tried to pass the bill during the session, but if failed to make it out of the Senate.

41 comments

  1. Bill Simon says:

    I wonder how many of the Republican state senators first had SEX with a female UNDER the age of 18 when they were growing-up?

    Senator Eric Johnson, how old was the female YOU first had sex with?

    These black legislators have the right idea: Change the law that the Legislature keeps on f*cking-up because they are SO short-sighted…and too busy trading legislation for campaign contributions.

  2. Samuel says:

    Fat chance that Eric Johnson or Glenn Richardson holds hands with anyone wanting to sponsor “Free Genarlow” legislation unless of course those wanting to hold hands with Glenn and Eric are willing to do to them what Genralow’s girlfriend did to Genarlow!

    Quick, somebody get BJ Bernstein on the phone!

  3. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Please! I can’t take it anymore! It’s on the news, in the paper, in this blog, EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!! Please, just pardon him so I don’t have to listen about it anymore.

    Erick, can’t we just blog about Pacman Jones for a day instead? Talk about the failure of the welfare state and the absence of a father figure…..ooooops, I’m starting to channel Senator Douglas now………..UGGGGHHHHH!

  4. Rogue109 says:

    Bill, why are you in favor of this? I thought you felt Judges could just ignore the law and change convictions around because they felt it necessary, even if barred from doing so in the OCGA!

    That aside, if the proposal were passed, it would give the Habeas Judge the LEGAL means to adjust the Wilson sentence and this whole issue would be moot.

    Either way, it does give B.J. Bernstein more of an opportunity to grandstand…

  5. Bill Simon says:

    Rogue,

    Well, I DID feel that way, but, upon hearing how this ruling might be able to be applied to real child molestors, I’ve changed my mind on it.

    However, the law should be changed to reflect reality. How much time does somone get for armed robbery? Let’s compare the sentencing guidelines for different crimes in this state.

  6. Rogue109 says:

    Bill, the minimum for armed robbery is 10 years. But so what? It’s the legislature that makes that call, not the Judge. So the “reality” is what is already the case as laid out in the law.

    Like I’ve said, though, if the Legislature changes the law on this, you’ll hear no complaint from me! It only has to be done the RIGHT way…

  7. Bill Simon says:

    She’s using Genarlow Wilson to promote her legal practice. She appears to be more focused on keeping her name in the spotlight than doing what’s good for Wilson…and that may be very detrimental to his future.

  8. Harry says:

    I thought they had him on tape committing statutory rape?…And he wasn’t even willing to enter a plea bargain? Leave him in jail.

  9. MidGaDawg says:

    Hey legislators: You introduced this stupid bill in the session and couldn’t it passed. Now you want us taxpayers to send you back to Atlanta to… not pass it again? Right…

  10. Harry says:

    By the way, the lying AJC totally misrepresented the interview that was given by the victim’s mother last week.

    I guess anything goes with those “responsible mainstream journalists”.

  11. Rogue109 says:

    “Then the Legislature is full of a bunch of incompetent morons. ”

    Bill, that may be. Unfortunately, there is no “Incompetent Moron” clause in the OCGA that means their statutory revision can be ignored (grin).

  12. Harry says:

    Uh, griftdrift…the Douglas DA’s office was present and recorded the phone interview as she was giving it to the AJC.

    Oh, but you can believe everything you read in the AJC.

  13. griftdrift says:

    Well, at least I understand the difference between statuatory rape and aggravated child sodomy.

    But you’re right. I suppose instead of the AJC I should believe a commenter who continues to misrepresent facts in the case.

  14. Harry says:

    I misrepresented no facts. The tape show Wilson and other partygoers having intercourse with a 17-year old girl. Prosecutors sought a rape conviction against tim.

    Fool.

  15. griftdrift says:

    Yes it does. And since Genarlow Wilson was also 17, statutory rape doesn’t apply. And the jury found the intercourse to be consensual so they acquitted on the regular rape charge. Straight enough for you?

    This was fun the first 20 times. Now its just tedious.

  16. Jen says:

    Regular intercourse with an underage girl is merely Child Molestation (or Statutory Rape). CM carries 1-20 years, can be probated. Aggravated Child Molestation involves sodomy with an underage girl, carried (at the time) a minimum of 10 years in prison.

    Genarlow didn’t have regular intercourse from the girl – he received a blow job. And that blowjob carried a 10 year sentence.

    The State Legislature changed the law, so that if a blowjob occurs between kids 4 years apart of less – it’s a misdemeanor.

    Genarlow has always said he would plead to a misdemeanor – BUT THEY’RE NOT OFFERING HIM THAT. So would everyone please stop with the “I can’t believe he won’t plea. Leave him in jail.”

    If he pleas, he’s a registered sex offender – for a blow job – after the legislature pretty much admits that’s not right.

    Wouldn’t you fight that?

  17. Jen says:

    Harry,

    He did not commit statutory rape.

    First, I believe the tape showed him having sex with a 17 year old girl. She’s old enough to consent under the statute; therefore, no statutory rape.

    Second, I believe the tape showed him receiving a blow job from a 15 year old – since she’s under 16, she’s not old enough to consent; however, statutory rape only covers intercourse.

    Aggravated Child Molestation covers blow jobs. Under the old statute, it carries a minimum of 10 years in prison – no matter the age. Under the new statute, if the victim and defendant are within 4 years of age – it’s a misdemeanor; therefore, a maximum of a year in prison.

    If this New Years Eve party occurred right now, Wilson would be looking at a misdemeanor – not a minimum of 10 years.

    Make sense?

  18. Bill Simon says:

    So….

    Harry hasn’t seen the tape, and yet gathers all of his facts from Eric Johnson who also didn’t see the tape, just read the headlines in theSavannah paper.

    Again, I ask of Senator Johnson: How old was the girl when you first had sex?

  19. Bill Simon says:

    Fine…but, he wasn’t on the jury. So, he didn’t get the whole story.

    AND, again I ask: What was the age of the first girl Senator Eric Johnson had sex with? Did he commit statutory rape?

  20. memberg says:

    Not that it really matters, but I somehow doubt that the BJ artisan didn’t also have sex with at least one of the guys.

    And Bill…the age of consent in Georgia used to be 14. It was only raised to 16 in the Child Protection Act of 1995, effective 7/1/95. The prior version was around since at least 1968. Something tells me that young Master Johnson was still pure then…

  21. MidGaDawg says:

    Jen is incorrect that plea = registered sex offender…

    “Baker also said prosecutors in Douglas County had offered a plea deal that would reduce Wilson’s sentence, possibly to time already served, and place him in a program for first-time offenders.

    “Once his sentence was complete, his conviction would be removed from his record, and he would be taken off the sex-offender registry, the attorney general said.” –http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/11/teen.sex.case/index.html

    In conclusion, ““I can’t believe he won’t plea. Leave him in jail.””

  22. MidGaDawg says:

    Actually, I’ve rethought that. It’s not his fault, but rather that “Blow Job” Bernstein refuses to give up her 15 minutes of fame to let him go free, and I believe she is giving him bad advice due to that conflict of interest. Visit any of her numerous Genarlow-themed websites for proof. Apparently she was even spotted on CNN earlier today discussing the Duke lacrosse case…

  23. Jen says:

    MidGaDawg,

    From your article,

    “But Bernstein said Wilson would not accept the proposed deal because it would still require him to plead guilty to a felony with a 15-year sentence, which would hang over him until the sentence had been served.”

    In conclusion, pleading = registered sex offender for at least 15 years.

  24. Bill Simon says:

    Harry,

    If an illegal alien’s daughter (who was not born on American soil) was raped, would you be all over the news protesting and demanding justice for her?

    Just curious if your “outrage” is consistent acoss the board, or a whim of the moment?

  25. Teddy C. says:

    This is a combo publicity stunt/amateur hour move by the Dems to get the Repubs fighting with each other over the budget. Nothing more.
    Special legislation to free Wilson was voted down before McDade offered him the deal of time served, and removal from the registry at completion of sentence.

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