December 20, 2006
Another editorial urging release of Genarlow Wilson
Following up yesterday's editorial in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here which said "legal system must stop offering Genarlow Wilson condolences and start giving him justice," today the Macon Telegraph has this editorial which concludes with this call for action:
Genarlow Wilson should not be in prison; what consenting teenagers do sexually should not send them to prison for 10 years. The Legislature, and the people of Georgia, can help right that wrong.
Meanwhile, posts at Legal Fiction and The Debate Link spotlight why concerns about the impact of race in this case should not be quickly discounted. They point to this article in Atlanta Magazine, which notes two white defendants from the same jurisdiction that got a month or less imprisonment for sexual misdeeds more serious than what got Genarlow Wilson 10 years in prison.
Related posts on the Genarlow Wilson case:
- Why isn't the severe Georgia sentence constitutionally problematic?
- Time for a common-person approach to the Eighth Amendment
- Provocative questions about Georgia sentencing injustice
- The nuance in my provocation
December 20, 2006 at 07:36 AM | Permalink
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