Monday, July 30, 2007

Justice May Finally Get Served

In a long overdue and long awaited move the Supreme Court of Georgia has finally agreed to hear the case of Genarlow Wilson. For those of you who do not know this is the case of the Black teenager in Georgia who at the age of 17 had consensual sex with a girl of 15 and was sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary. This case has gained in notoriety and coverage as it has proceeded throughout the appeals process. The same crime that Mr. Wilson has served three years for was changed by the state legislature from a felony to a misdemeanor after the conviction of Mr. Wilson; however the legislature did not make it retroactive which would have freed Mr. Wilson.

This case has been blogged and reported on extensively by many outlets and has found some space in the MSM. I will not belabor the case, but I wanted to express my appreciation to the Georgia State Supreme Court for accepting the case and hopefully righting an ugly wrong. This case represents some of the worst things about America and its refusal to look at its racial policies and relationships. I just pray that this youngman can soon put this nightmare behind him and continue on with some semblance of his life.

I would also like to say to the Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? In your effort to enhance your political career, you have allowed this child to remain in prison against any standard of decency or legal precedence. I hope the voters in Georgia send you a message in the next election, that sacrificing a child for your political advancement will not be tolerated. It amazes me how some minorities feel like they have to outdo whites at being white. Wake up Mr. Baker no matter how many Black children you send to prison, you will still be just another ni**er in many people’s minds.

1 comment:

Nate Perkins said...

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