Wednesday, June 13, 2007

It's All There in Black and White

So many people walking around talking race isn't an issue, well apparently it is right along with the stature of class and economics. This is very apparent in the case of Genarlow Wilson a former Georgia high school football star who was jailed for 2 years for having consensual oral sex with a 15yr old girl on videotape when he was 17 in 2003. As of Monday he was ordered to be released from prison from the judge who cited that his 10 year mandatory sentence was a "grave miscarriage of justices." It gets better... the law itself has been rewritten by lawmakers in GA that will free Wilson but attorney general Baker has made the decision to appeal the overturned sentence which will keep Wilson in jail for now. Subsequently he would have to register as a sex offender if the sentence stands. To read more on this story see My point is, there is different laws for Blacks and Whites. The sentencing is way different for the same crimes. Think about it and pay attention.

As a side note, Why isn't R Kelly in jail, isn't this almost the same crime? Humm! 15yr old girl, oral sex, video tape...I'm just saying!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you know the DA appealed the decision... i dont' know what came of that...