Word: Freeing Wilson
If it had been my daughter, he wouldnâ€™t have made it to jail. Bigger problems would have awaited other than the judge and jury. But almost certainly the girls didnâ€™t have fathers at home to guide them in their teen years. Another casualty of the welfare system.
â€” Posted on the JasonPye.com blog by District 17 Sen. John Douglas concerning the Genarlow Wilson case after a judge overturned Wilsonâ€™s 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17
She did not want any of this to happen â€¦ she was friends with all of them.
â€” Veda Cannon to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on her daughterâ€™s reaction to the judgeâ€™s decision
As Attorney General, it is my responsibility to follow the laws of Georgia as they are written, not how some may wish they were written.
â€” Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, on his decision to appeal the judgeâ€™s decision to overturn the sentence and free Wilson