It’s about time: Genarlow Wilson Freed

Cheers to the Georgia Supreme Court for finally getting around to freeing Genarlow Wilson:

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 — The Georgia Supreme Court today ended the 10-year prison sentence of a man who was convicted in 2003 of having consensual oral sex with another teenager. The court said the harsh sentence violated the Constitution’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment.

In a 4-to-3 ruling, the court’s majority said the sentence was “grossly disproportionate” to the crime, which the justices said “did not rise to the level of culpability of adults who prey on children.”

The dude was essentially molested by a drunk 15-year-old at a football party, and had been sentenced to ten years in stir for not saying no. It’s amazing that things like this (the prosecution, not the blow job) still take place in America.

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