Yet Another Miscarriage of Justice Righted

Bryant Gumbel, as far as know, still has a program on HBO about taking a look at stories in sports.  I’m not a fan of Bryant Gumbel nor of sports, but I just happened to catch a story he did on Genarlow Wilson two years ago or so.genarlow-wilson2.jpg  I’ve been following Wilson’s case but it IS an absolute miscarriage of justice.

Just saw this in the NYT

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 — The Georgia Supreme Court today ended the 10-year prison sentence of a man who was convicted in 2003 of having consensual oral sex with another teenager. The court said the harsh sentence violated the Constitution’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

In a 4-to-3 ruling, the court’s majority said the sentence was “grossly disproportionate” to the crime, which the justices said “did not rise to the level of culpability of adults who prey on children.”

Genarlow is now 21; he’s to be released this afternoon. 

. . . . .  It’s about goddamned time!


One Response

  1. He WAS released this afternoon. CNN

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