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Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by Blasi on 15 June 2005 4:09pm
 
Just a quote from a member of the jury which sums it up I suppose:

Raymond Hultman says, "I feel that Michael Jackson probably has molested boys. I cannot believe that this man could sleep in the same bedroom for 365 straight days and not do something more than just watch television and eat popcorn. I mean, that doesn't make sense to me. But that doesn't make him guilty of the charges that were presented in this case - that's where we had to make our decision. That's not to say he's an innocent man. He's just not guilty of the crimes he's been charged with."
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by George on 15 June 2005 7:13pm
 
I agree completely without the statement, 'in this case', which goes back to my earlier observation. If this is the best case the District Attorney's office could come up with after 15 years, then you have to think he was engaged in "witch hunting" and all Jackson guilty of is being weird, which is still not a crime.

Public perception will be another matter. He had an offer from a big Las Vegas entrepreneur to appear at one of his hotels as a semi-permanent attraction, similar to Elton John's deal with Caesar's Palace. He might take over the space vacated by Siegfreid & Roy at the Mirage. If that deal falls through, he may well go Europe, particularly France, as many American entertainers have done in the past after getting into trouble, and revive their careers there. That option was not available to O.J. Simpson since his celebrity ended at our borders.

The next few weeks will be interesting as the fallout sprinkles down. If I were him, I'd keep a very low profile and not compare myself to Nelson Mandela. There's no "race card" to play here, in my humble opinion. Simpson's case was very different.

 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by CheekyTraveller on 15 June 2005 8:19pm
 
But did he have a fair trial with all that media publicity?
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by George on 15 June 2005 11:08pm
 
Unless, "jury tampering" can be proved, I think Jackson got as fair a trial as anyone. Sometimes, you would be amazed at the number of people who know very little about him. My parents, for example, would have been prime jurors. As far as they're concerned, the music world ended with Perry Como & Frank Sinatra.

Shortly, the top executives from Enron here in Houston are going on trial. Their guilt is already a matter of public record, and since many people were effected by the scandle, I don't think culpability will be the issue. The only issue will be how much time they will spend in prison.
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by garibaldi on 16 June 2005 12:58am
 
He loves children. He just happened to share his bed with boy children. Quite innocent.
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by zircon on 16 June 2005 1:07am
 
Do you think Saddam would be best advised to push for trial in the USA?
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by George on 16 June 2005 5:36am
 
Saddam Hussein tried in America? No. One very good reason is that the Federal Court here, where he would be tried, has the death penalty, which has been used a number of times in recent years. Iraq doesn't, "officially" as of now, I believe. He will go on trial this summer in Bahgdad as scheduled.
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by Blasi on 16 June 2005 3:20pm
 
I think he was being facetious.
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by Ahren on 16 June 2005 6:31pm
 
Wow, that's a new word i learned on Tuesday!! I didn't think it would crop up ever again!
 
Re: Jacko: Not Guilty by Blasi on 16 June 2005 8:50pm
 
Lol, that always happens.
 
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