Monday, June 11, 2007
Genarlow Wilson Free At Last (Almost)
For those of you who are not familiar with the Genarlow Wilson case click here - it's is a great article and is well worth the read. To sum things up, two years ago Genarlow Wilson, a 17 yr old high school football star in Georgia was sentenced to ten years in prison for having consensual sexual relations with a 15 yr old girl with whom he went to high school. The Georgia District Attorney refused to use any prosecutorial discretion in this case and determined to make an example out of Wilson, prosecuted Wilson as a sex offender. Thankfully, the NY Times is reporting that Wilson's sentence and conviction have been overturned, but it looks like the State Attorney General in all his stubborness will appeal this decision. Let's hope that the Attorney General will end this pissing contest and just let Genarlow live his life, afterall Wilson has already spent two years in prison for a crime that has been declassified to a misdemeanor.