Friday, October 26, 2007
Our judiciary is an imperfect response created by imperfect people to get reasonably close to the goal of protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty. And it gets it wrong sometimes. But it is good to see justice done.
What Genarlow Wilson did was wrong -- he was 17 years old when he encouraged a 15 year old girl to perform oral sex on him, which she willingly did -- but it wasn't 10-years-in-a-jail, registering-as-a-sex-offender wrong. And the Georgia Supreme Court fixed that today. Justice delayed is justice denied, but it is justice nonetheless.
I don't know of any good music about getting released from prison, so I'll just send along this Johnny Cash classic.