April 18, 2007
Will Genarlow Wilson get Duke justice?
The sad Genarlow Wilson case from Georgia (background here and here and here) is generating more press in the wake of the upstanding way in which North Carolina's Attorney General admitted mistakes in the Duke case. Here is some of the latest coverage and commentary:
- From the New York Times, "Dropped Duke Charges Renew Hope in Georgia"
- From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Break legal ranks to right a wrong"
Some recent related posts:
- ESPN effectively covers Genarlow Wilson's sad saga
- Why isn't the severe Georgia sentence constitutionally problematic?
- Another editorial urging release of Genarlow Wilson
- NYT adds to chorus calling for Genarlow Wilson to be freed
- Genarlow Wilson seeking state habeas relief
April 18, 2007 at 07:34 AM | Permalink
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Tracked on Apr 18, 2007 8:04:34 AM
He's already gotten Duke justice, if by Duke justice you mean that he only gets a prison sentence if he's guilty of the crime with which he was charged.
The Duke lacrosse players were given "justice" because they weren't guilty, not because there's widespread public opposition to prosecuting rape.
Posted by: | Apr 18, 2007 9:20:44 AM
I agree. I totally sympathize with Wilson's plight and I think he should be released immediately. But the Duke players were actually, factually innocent of the crimes with which they were charged. Wilson is not - he's the victim of an insane system, but he's not actually, factually innocent.
Posted by: Anon | Apr 18, 2007 10:11:59 AM