genarlow wilson staying in jail for now….

despite an offer of $1 million in bond from a new york city investment manager douglas county judge david emerson has ensured that wilson will stay in jail by canceling a bond hearing set for the 21 year old (see ajc here.)

of course, wilson is still in jail because attorney general thrubert baker has decided to appeal the decision by another judge to reduce wilson’s sentence to a misdemeanor and order him released from prison. additionally the douglas county da could let wilson out by agreeing to set bond.

and yet everyone seems to want to keep this kid in jail depsite overwhelming public support to let him out.

i am not an attorney and there seem to be a lot of complex legal and jurisdictional issues involved here, so i won’t even begin to try to comment on the appropriateness of today’s ruling.

however i do think this editorial writer in the chicago tribune makes a great point about when focusing on the letter of the law actually ends up hurting the cause of justice.

1 Comment so far

  1. Geoffrey C (unregistered) on July 11th, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    Look, Here we ago AGAIN Big AL & Big Jessie to the rescue of another black man. When Will you TWO AL & JESSIE step up to the plate and get get behind JUST ONE time a White Man or White Boy.Jessie please get your child support caught up WOOOOPS Public Records are hell Jessie you just need to know where to look. You be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you get convicted by an 90% black jury you the time. Lets make a plea deal Jessie, you swap places with Genarlow Wilson and get your back yard cleaned up we call it even Genarlow Wilson walks You get your child support caught up. You call youself a leader Jessie RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I still love Jessie

    Geoffrey C

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