Monday, June 13, 2005

mj

i'm relieved, but uneasy. while awaiting the audio feed i asked myself what my true opinion was... having not followed the case closely, i had no solid preconceptions formed. i felt that the notion of being sure beyond a reasonable doubt was unlikely (in the case of guilty verdicts). however, it doesn't prove to me that these things haven't happened in other instances, or with other children. even so, i could not help but hope that he would be acquitted.

5 comments:

Puffer said...

I think his behaviours are odd. I think hanging out with boys all the time is not a good idea. The verdict today bothers me. The OJ verdict bothered me too.
I don't what would of made me happy but I don't like it.

scribble said...

I am sickened but not surprised.
God help him get some help for this before more boys are harmed.

Kirsti said...

Yeah, I hope that this shakes him up enough to get help. It was a weak case - but I firmly believe that where there's smoke, there's something alight!

Traci said...

I told my husband the other day it would be another OJ verdict. Guilty but acquitted. I am so glad I have never had to make that kind of choice. Peace.

Under A Blackened Sky said...

I am still catching up on the posts, but I read this and thought hmmm... I was completely ambivilent about the outcome of this case. Apparently there was some doubt in this case regarding the time line or credibility of a parent, but I have no doubt that Michael has had inappropriate relationships with prepubescent boys. I'm also of the opinion that he himself, although is chronilogically in his 40's, has the emotional maturity of a prepubescent boy. He's out of touch with reality and probably believes that he's done nothing wrong. I hope this trial has scared the crap out of him and taught him a valuable life lesson. Had Michael been convicted I am quite convinced that he would not have lasted a week before overdosing on pills or being beaten to a pulp by an inmate. So, the question that burns me is, what the hell did Joe Jackson do to him when he was a kid? Maybe a 10 year old Michael and some other little boy were exploring each other's bodies and Joe busted them. The world can only speculate. Karmic law will win in the end.