Friday, October 26, 2007

Genarlow Wilson to be freed…

In a 4-3 ruling, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that Genarlow Wilson’s mandatory 10 year sentence for a consensual was cruel and unusual punishment.

Wilson’s release is imminent.

10 comments:

Dianne said...

GOOD. It's about damn time.

Skye said...

Yes!

Maya's Granny said...

I agree. About damn time. No white boy would have received a sentence like that and we all know it.

Anonymous said...

Glad he's free! The part that gets me: "Changes in the law made such conduct punishable by no more than a year in prison and no sex offender registration... but those changes were not made retroactive, so they did not apply to Wilson".
Should have been retroactive.

The Lazy Iguana said...

I hate child sex predators just as much as the next person (I think we all do) - but there has to be some sanity to the laws.

10 years for a 17 year old getting it on with a 15 year old? It is not like the dude was some creepy 35 year old man! He was 17. Two years older. So is this a crime?

Really - sanity is needed for cases like this. Was it a bad idea? Yea. Was it a crime? I do not think so.

And why was the chick not tried for a crime? If underage sex is a crime she broke the law too. If the age of consent is 18 and the other dude was 17.....

This whole case is just insane.

Mike S said...

Actually it's way past time!!! This was a travesty the type of which this Old Indian fella is all too familiar with.

libhom said...

I'm amazed the vote was so close. Those three judges shouldn't be on the bench.

more cowbell said...

What really floored me was apparently, had they had intercourse, that would've been 'just a misdemeanor', but oral sex (consensual between two underage kids) was a felony.

This whole thing was just reprehensible. Glad he's -finally- out.

Dandy said...

Hell, in my day, if a guy DIDN't want to 'lick the mustard' he wasn't qualified to 'make love' as we used to say! The damn judges know all too well what maybe they missed out on their hey-days. I say fuck em....damn perverts!

Melissa P. said...

The right thing has finally been done!
Thank God!