Older Woman BJ Gets Boy Released After Younger Girl BJ

Resistance was futile. When I read about this case in the NYT today (*free* login required) I just had to link to it...

ATLANTA, June 11 — A judge on Monday ordered the release of a man who is serving a widely criticized 10-year prison sentence without parole for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.
But just after the ruling was announced, Georgia’s attorney general, Thurbert E. Baker, said he was appealing it, and the prisoner, Genarlow Wilson, remained behind bars...
Mr. Wilson’s lawyer, B. J. Bernstein said she would file an application for bond in an effort to have him released pending the outcome of the appeal.


Yeah, I know I am peurile and childish and infantile but the irony of that's soooooo fucking funny, I don't care WHAT you think.



Posted by: expat@large on Jun 12, 07 | 6:13 pm | Profile


This whole case stinks-and having grown up in the South for a while-I am not suprised.

Lucky for me all the girls kept saying no till I was 18................

"Honest your honor, she looked 18 to me!"

Posted by: Skippy-san on Jun 12, 07 | 7:24 pm

what do you expect from a state that thinks it's a marvelous accomplishment to no longer be at the bottom of the nationwide list for academic achievement...
yeah, that's right, we moved up ONE WHOLE PLACE! for all the good things that happen here now, there is still a heritage of stubborness and misplaced pride in stupidity...
*and yes, i got your oh so subtle joke, sugar*

Posted by: savannah on Jun 12, 07 | 10:37 pm

Not really ironic. I hear old BJ specializes in this kind of case.

Posted by: Dick on Jun 13, 07 | 12:03 am

And I always thought "Peel me a grape, Beulah" was a metaphor!

Skip: In Australia coming from down South (i.e. Victoria, not Tasmania which is about 300 miles TOO far south) was an honour.

Sav: moi, subtle? Do'h, yeah I just realized the byline; Atlanta = Georgia. Sorry nothing personal intended, I'm sure as a 15 year old you had the good sense not to get caught.

Dick: and so she should.

Posted by: expat@large on Jun 13, 07 | 12:42 am

And what sort of name exactly is "Thurbert"? It's a Southern name, suh! A Southern name!

Wetting myself tonight at dinner over a guy at someone's work called "Huntleigh"... He was quite chubby so they called him Pork.

Por... k... Hunt... leigh...

Sorry, I'm a bit merry...

Posted by: expat@large on Jun 13, 07 | 1:10 am

i still don't, sugar

Posted by: savannah on Jun 13, 07 | 3:02 am

btw, we're on to steve erickson now

Posted by: savannah on Jun 13, 07 | 8:18 am

"still dont" - have sense or get caught?

& thanks Sav, a NEW NAME for my jaded literary ennui... this doesn't happen often these days! I'll check in Kinokuniya and Borders and PageOne.

Posted by: expat@large on Jun 13, 07 | 8:38 am

get caught, you cheeky devil!

Posted by: savannah on Jun 13, 07 | 10:25 am

I'll have a look at Mr. Erikson but if it's Awks and Hobbits I'll be wanting my money back.

Posted by: Dick on Jun 13, 07 | 10:35 pm

No, I think you got him wrong - influences are: William Faulkner, Gabriel García Márquez, Philip K. Dick, Emily Brontë, Bob Dylan, Thomas Pynchon, Richard Powers, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Lethem, William Gibson, Paul Auster, Craig Clevenger, Joseph McElroy, Tom Robbins, Brian Evenson and Kathy Acker.

Some of these people I have even heard of!!! (some not, truly)

Posted by: expat@large on Jun 14, 07 | 2:11 am

awww, dick...give him a chance

"Happiness is a dark thing to pursue....and the pursuit itself is a dark thing as well.

how can you NOT want to read a guy who writes stuff like that, sugar?

Posted by: savannah on Jun 14, 07 | 7:53 am

OK, OK...I'll have a look. He might be just the man I'm looking for.

Posted by: Dick on Jun 14, 07 | 8:07 am

give us (both) a kiss, sugar ;)

Posted by: savannah on Jun 14, 07 | 9:50 am

ha. bj.

i get it.

Posted by: TheScrewySkeptic on Jun 15, 07 | 10:38 am

Sav&Dick: get a room.

Screwy: phew, I was worried that it was too subtle for many of my more typical readers.

Posted by: expat@large on Jun 15, 07 | 12:29 pm


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