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Michael Jackson : verdict reached

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr.D, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. Mr.D

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    Live on BBC24 at the moment. Jacko's on his way to the courthouse to hear the verdict eta sometime in the next hour most likely.
     
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    I must admit I don't envy him at the moment, can't imagine what it's like to be in that situation, especially if he is innocent.
     
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    Verdict due in 9 minutes or so.
     
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    cheers for the heads up Mr D
     
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    Verdit is: not guilty on all charges.

    Now that wasn't a surprise was it?
     
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    Not guilty for any offence :eek:
     
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    I thought the OJ decision was odd... :rolleyes:
     
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    Amazing what you can get away with if you have the right connections.
     
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    Confounded my expectations.
     
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    Wasn't expecting that. Thought he'd just get the lesser charge.
     
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    I thought he'd get the lesser charges too. Still not sure whether I think he's totally innocent or not - one of those things that we'll never know I suppose. I still think though that being friendly and so close to children at his age and time in his life (not matter how innocent the friendships are) is wrong, and in one way quite sad.

    He was a musical genuis in his time, but over the years he's become more and more eccentric. I think its time that he takes himself out of the public eye as much as he can now.
     
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    wise words smelly....and as none of us will ever know the truth....other than the fact he is loop the ****ing loop........lets hope this doesn't turn into a circuitous multi-page thread chaps and chapesses.
     
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    the jury did not believe one word of the any of the witnesses and thought jackson was a victim of this family. I do too just by following this trial watching every witness just all lies. the family have already tried to get money off just about every celebrity in the united states, jackson was an easy target and even easier after the martin bashir documentry aired. They lied in other law suits to get money and the children were told to lie in them too (also sexual abuse). it was a unaminous decision and really only one outcome in the end.
     
  16. Mr.D

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    There was no real evidence and all the prosecution witnesses had :either now or in the past , something to gain by a guilty verdict.

    No evidence , no case even on the lesser charges.

    I'm not a Michael Jackson fan but its a good thing that this has happened . You can't convict someone on the basis of hear say.
     
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    the jury did not believe one witness, every witness had either tryed to sue mj in the past or been sacked by him. the whole thing was a joke
     
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    Can't believe he got found not guilty on all charges!!
     
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    I for one am pleased.

    I've followed the case fairly closely since it began and have not once been convinced by any of the prosecution's evidence. I'm amazed the prosecution even proceeded to trial given the amount of real evidence (and not hearsay) they actually submitted...

    As much as I fail to understand Michael Jackson's fascination with children (and the decisions he takes with regard to those children), I do feel that he has always been open about his relationships with them. Given the facts that have been made available I think justice has been served.

    I sincerely hope that he'll now he'll be left in peace for a while to begin piecing his life back together. I can't imagine what he's been through over the past few months.

    K.
     
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    BUT would you let your child have a sleep over with wacko :eek:
     
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    No I wouldn't BUT as another family made $25M from allegations in 1993 there will be plenty who would let their kids stay over just to make money, just like the Arvizos tried to....
     
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    I have to say that I too think this was the right verdict.He may be weird,naive and not the kind of person you would want your children sleeping with,but there are no laws about any of those failings.I wonder if the courts will now look at the behaviour of his accusers?
     
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    Thats my thots also.

    I dont believe that he helps himself sometimes by getting so close to the kids around him but I do not believe that he has done what he has been accused of.

    On the face of things... I cant believe that this case made it too court... the judge must have been thinking what was going on when no real evidence was given. Everyday of the trial I expected the prosecution to bring something/ someone out of the blue that would seal the case for them... but they didnt.

    As people have said before... a case built on hearsay... I would only imagine that the lawyers in charge of the prosecution must feel as though they have egg on their face!!
     
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    Well I always though he may have done something’s we may not do but did not make him guilty of the charges, he may prefer the company of children, but some people have the house full of cats but it does not mean they are into bestiality.
     
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    No, but then I'd be hard pushed to let her sleep over with many people anyway.

    MJ is definately odd. However, you can't convict a person for crimes they didn't do just because they are odd.

    A book and it's cover and all that.
     
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    My main surprise was being found not guilty for supplying alcohol to a child, as even some of the defense witnesses confirmed the boys were drunk on several occasions. Now even if MJ wasn't there to actually hand them the drink, surely if they are staying on his property, he is responsible for making sure they can not and do not have access to his wine store.
     
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    I hadn't followed all the trial evidence but I did look at who made up the jury and I didn't think they were predisposed to find him innocent. I had confidence in their ablity to weigh up the evidence and come to the correct conclusion, whatever that may have been.

    I guess Sneddon is going to be out of a job soon....

    Gordon
     
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    There was no evidence though . Unreliable witnesses saying contradictory things is not evidence. There was no compelling evidence or reliable testimony that this even happened ..whether it did or not.

    You don't find someone guilty of the lesser charges just because they were aquitted of the larger ones.

    To be honest if he had been found guilty of the lesser charges he might as well be found guilt of the serious ones , its the same testimony thats under scrutiny. And thats all the prosecution had to offer. No hard evidence just testimony.

    Thankfully they saw fit not to convict someone on the basis of what a bunch of obviously dishonourable individuals had claimed they saw.
     
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    I was talking about the defense witnesses, who said they had witnessed the kids drunk. Not the prosecution witness'.
     
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    So the case was a reall THRILLER. he was found to be not BAD after all, but its time to look at the MAN IN THE MIRROR and make a change to his way of life. Maybe find some female company his own age, perhaps a BILLY JEAN or even a DIRTY DIANA to keep him out of trouble.



    :eek: sorry :D
     

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