- Posted by Johanna on June 15, 2006 at 10:57 pm
- Category: Comic News
Apparently, Georgia prosecutors hold grudges when you tell them they’re breaking the law. Retailer Gordon Lee faces a third round of indictments on two misdemeanor counts, all because a kid was accidentally given a comic with non-sexual historical nudity in it.
The CBLDF lawyer says, “It is highly unusual to have a single defendant face three arraignments in less than two years for the same alleged criminal conduct. In my fifteen years of practice, I have never seen such an occurrence.” In other words, the prosecutor won’t let it go because he can’t admit he was wrong and he’s probably crusading on pointless “protect the kiddies” morality.
I don’t often use this kind of language, but much as I value what America stands for, this country is fucked up. Aren’t there much more pressing problems we could worry about? Why make a valuable charitable organization waste $60,000 and counting to keep this retailer from going to jail for a year over charges that never should have been filed (and were originally dismissed because they were misfiled)? Is a kid going to be scarred for life because he saw a drawing of Picasso’s pee-pee? Why are Americans so afraid of nudity? Makes me want to move back to the UK.