Tuesday, June 17, 2008

R. Kelly's "NOT GUILTY" verdict

R. Kelly has been found “not guilty” by a jury of his peers. The legal system can never find a person innocent. What is does do is say that the prosecutors didn’t present a case that would make a finding of “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt” decision the one that the jurors could have honestly and fairly made.

In the justice system where Lady Justice is blindfolded to represent the fairness of it all, R. Kelly was given a fair trial. His ‘not guilty’ verdict was handed down not only on Friday the thirteenth, but just before Father’s Day. I’ll let you make up your own mind as to what that means.

Now I didn’t attend R. Kelly’s trial. But from the accounts I read and heard in the news, the tape that R. Kelly was on trial for is one of many. When one witness for the prosecution testified that the same day she first met R. Kelly she also had sex with him and she was only 17 at the time, then the man truly has a problem.

But the bigger problem is with the black community. We seem to be in some sort of trance when we can justify a grown man not only having sex with a child but recording it as well. It also says a lot about all those who went out of their way to buy a copy of the tape or scoured the internet to see it there.

The same witness Lisa Van Allen also mentioned that R. Kelly had an entire bag of homemade sex tapes that he carried around with him. I wonder how long before another one of them shows up and will involve another child?

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