Word: Freeing Wilson

Genarlow Wilson

If it had been my daughter, he wouldn’t have made it to jail. Bigger problems would have awaited other than the judge and jury. But almost certainly the girls didn’t have fathers at home to guide them in their teen years. Another casualty of the welfare system.

— Posted on the JasonPye.com blog by District 17 Sen. John Douglas concerning the Genarlow Wilson case after a judge overturned Wilson’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 … she was friends with all of them.

— Veda Cannon to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on her daughter’s reaction to the judge’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.

— Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker, on his decision to appeal the judge’s decision to overturn the sentence and free Wilson