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i suppose this 'could' be a valid viewpoint....

by jonah jones / June 17, 2005 7:17 PM PDT

The acquittal of Michael Jackson on child molestation and related charges is entirely welcome. Whether it is a sign of changing popular sentiments or a more isolated episode, the decision by the Santa Maria, California jury to find the singer not guilty on ten felony and three misdemeanor charges is appropriate, both from the legal and human standpoint. In contemporary America, unhappily, rational and civilized conclusions to such sordid episodes are all too infrequent.

In objective terms, the jury?s decision to acquit Jackson represents a stinging rebuke to the vindictive prosecution, led by Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon and supported by all the attack dogs of the ultra-right. The verdict to reject even the lesser charges, whether the eight women and four men on the jury were fully conscious of the fact or not, stands as an indictment of the fraudulent and malicious character of the prosecution?s case. The jury decision came in the face as well of a series of decisions by Judge Rodney Melville that favored the district attorney.


needless to say, i do not agree with the article...


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