Because Everybody Is Entitled To My Opinion

"O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, . . . in wrath remember mercy" (Habakkuk 3:2).
"Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?" (Psalm 85:6)

Monday, June 13, 2005

Jacko Beats the Rap But Was Justice Served

So Jacko bet the rap. I'm not surprised. Disappointed but not surprised. I am going to miss all the Headline Fodder this ordeal has provided. Personally I believe that the man is a child molester and he should be punished but apparently the jury says he didn't commit the crimes laid out in charges that we brought against him. There were lots of tears according to the AP story:
motionless Jackson dabbed at his eyes with a tissue as the verdicts were read, and he later was embraced by his chief lawyer, Thomas Mesereau Jr. Another member of his defense team burst into tears, and some of the women in the jury also wept and passed around a box of tissues.
Yeah I bet there were some other tears too. Tears we could not see shed by the victims who didn't come forward. But they didn't press charges and Jacko wasn't tried for molesting them. He faced one victim and his family. And because the jury didn't like the way the mother behaved:
"I disliked it intensely when she snapped her fingers at us," said one juror, a woman. She said she thought to herself, "Don't snap your fingers at me, lady." The jurors were not identified.
Proof positive that Jackson did not molest the woman's son.

Another juror said in a CNN interview that testimony about Jackson sleeping with boys made him believe Jackson probably was a molester, but it wasn't proven in this case.

"I feel that Michael Jackson probably has molested boys," Raymond Hultman said. "I cannot believe that ... this man could sleep in the same bedroom for 365 straight days and not do something more than just watch television and eat popcorn. I mean, that doesn't make sense to me. But that doesn't make him guilty of the charges that were presented in this case and that's where we had to make our decision."
So did the prosecution fail? Was the defense that good? Was the case that weak or was Jacko actually innocent in this one case?

The acquittals marked a stinging defeat for Santa Barbara County District Attorney Tom Sneddon, who displayed open hostility for Jackson and had pursued him for more than a decade, trying to prove the rumors that swirled around Jackson about his fondness for children.

Sneddon sat with his head in his hands after the verdicts were read.

"We don't select victims of crimes and we don't select the family. We try to make a conscientious decision and go forward," Sneddon said afterward, adding "I'm not going to look back and apologize for anything that we've done."
AP is hinting that Sneddon had it in for Jackson and has been trying to get him for 10 years like it's a bad thing Is there a statute of limitation for perversion? Is there a point when you can, with good conscience say, "Well we really can't nail Jacko for molesting kids and it's been 10 years so let's just drop it. He's earned it." To do so would be saying we really don't value the safety of our children. It really is too much work to maintain a vigil against perverts.

I think we have had enough of Michael Jackson. I think that if any parent allows their boys to "sleep over" with Michael they should just sign a waiver and say "Here, take my son and have your way with him." What else could they possibly think would go on? What person in their right mind could leave their child with even an alleged pervert?

They say the third time's the charm. Well Jacko's charmed life should end if there is a third time. When are we going to stop glorifying the deviants in our society?

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