15 June 2005 |
Los Angeles Times
The Jackson Case: Boos, Cheers and Questions
Re "Jackson Acquitted on All 10 Counts," June 14: Justice was served in the Michael Jackson case (though it is difficult to describe anyone as a winner).
Santa Barbara County Dist. Atty. Tom Sneddon mounted an "if there's smoke, there's fire" prosecution. He failed completely.
This was not, as some opportunists are claiming, the trial of a black man, or even of a superstar. This was the trial of a man who enjoys the company of boys and children in general, and isn't reluctant for the world to know that about him.
If nothing else, Jackson has (unintentionally?) given us much to think about.