Judging the Michael Jackson verdict | SummitDaily.com

Judging the Michael Jackson verdict

Bill BauerSilverthorne

Despite what one feels about the Michael Jackson verdict or his conduct (which I disagree with), two positive items emerge:First, it is increasingly clear that American juries are becoming more and more sophisticated about separating evidence from bias.Secondly, even though Jackson has professed he will no longer be sleeping with boys, the jury recognized there is all manner of people in this world who should not be prejudged by existing norms.As Jackson’s attorney has said, the whole case was bogus. If there was an abuser, it more than likely was the little boy’s mentally-ill mother.

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