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Sunday, April 07, 2013

A Victim Is A Victim

Ten years after wrongful conviction, former high-school football star signs with Falcons

I feel like this story might be slightly treacherous in the wake of the Steubenville case because the roles are reversed, but it shouldn’t be. A victim is a victim, and in this case, the football player ended up being a victim of his accuser and the justice system. His accuser hurt not only Brian Banks, but real victims of rape. Banks is getting a second chance at an NFL career after five years in prison and five years on probation. Unfortunately, that’s more than many wrongfully convicted people get after emerging from the system.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just like the Duke lacrosse players--they were not incarcerated but their lives were ruined as well. WHere is Reverend AL and Jesse? Why aren't they out stirring up the hatred about this? Oh forgot--only when whites are involved do the Reverends become interested.