Friday, October 12, 2007

The Verdict is In

Have you heard of the case of Martin Lee Anderson?

I just heard about verdict and I just can't get the words of lawyer, Benjamin Crump, out of my head:
"You kill a dog, you go to jail. You kill a little black boy and nothing happens."
That's all I have to say about that, right now.

3 comments:

B. Good said...

I hadn't heard of this case, but both crimes are heinous. I think that comment is slight and misplaced.

West said...

Slight? Howso?

B. Good said...

Is he saying that because the victim was a little black boy, that's why nothing happened? And if the boy was a dog, then there would've been a conviction? That distinction really doesn't need to be made.

While race is at times a factor, I don't know how this particular case played out, so I don't know why the men weren't convicted. Perhaps the prosecutor wasn't up to snuff, and thats why "nothing happened". Maybe the men really aren't guilty......I don't know.

But I don't think its "fair", if you will, to compare the two cases. I think its a tacky comment, and it does nothing to bring closure to this little boy's demise.