Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A dissenting opinion on the Genarlow Wilson case

A different view on '07 Newsmaker

Genarlow was not a young man who got caught having oral sex with his slightly younger girlfriend; Genarlow and his friends took advantage of two young women in an environment that reeked of male dominance and exploitation. The jury knew that, that is why it deadlocked for a day and half before reaching a verdict. There were jurors who were crying about the mandatory minimum sentence, but there were also jurors who were furious that they were unable to convict Genarlow for the gang rape he committed. No paper, yours included, bothered to write about those jurors.

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