Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wednesday Morning Wonderings

Thank goodness. Julie Amero was convicted of a crime that anybody who has ever used a Windows computer, knows were bogus porn charges and that a little common sense should have prevailed. Instead she was railroaded by a system that was so focused on protecting children from sex that it lost the moral high ground. That situation is on its way to being rectified. By way of a new trial. Hopefully she will be acquitted this time, but she will probably never be able to work with kids again. Nice going.

Jon Stewart nailed it when he said "so this is what it takes for Washington to pay attention to a black man from New Orleans." Too bad I can't find the video, I'm sure it will be up soon. Update, here it is.

Every time I read about this case, my blood pressure rises at the extremely obvious injustice, the stupidity and dare I say racism that is glaringly obvious. Teenagers have sex and that isn't going to change. No matter how many laws are passed, it isn't going to change and trying to make an example of an outstanding teen who was on his way to being a contributing member of society and deliberately ruining his life for something that quite a few people do, is downright stupid. Child molester? I don't think so. Just for curiosity's sake, how old was Mary when she gave birth to Jesus?


  1. It also happened to a high school football player in Georgia who had an outstanding future ahead of him, by all appearances. His "crime" was being 18 and having sex with his 15 year old high-school girlfriend.

    Guess the race of the young man. Bonus points for guessing the race of the young woman. Black men in the South are being Jim Crowed again, in stages. The "values" folks have been feeling pretty good about their old hatreds since 2004 made it OK to be prejudiced again.

  2. I see JR beat me to what I was going to post. So sad in this day and age, but we're going backward in so many other ways, I guess it is to be expected.


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