Pedophile’s Conviction Overturned Because Prosecutor Made Reference to Dixie
If playing “Sweet Home Alabama” can get a cop in trouble for being a thought criminal, what do you suppose would happen if a prosecutor quoted Dixie? The answer: the conviction of a child molester of politically preferred pigmentation would be overturned to appease the twisted gods of political correctness.
The Idaho Court of Appeals has thrown out a black man’s sex crime convictions, saying the prosecutor interjected race in closing arguments by quoting lyrics from the Confederate anthem ‘Dixie’.
All three judges agreed that Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin erred in citing a song praising what the judges called ‘pernicious racism’ that might have influenced the jury.
The beneficiary of this lunacy is a lowlife named Kirk:
In April 2013 James D. Kirk, then 45, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after the jury found him guilty of committing lewd conduct against a 17-year-old girl and sexually battering a 13-year-old girl. Both teenagers are white.
The prosecutor’s thought crime was to refer to “Dixie” as if it were a part of American culture — which it obviously is, but won’t be for long if progressive totalitarians are successful in eradicating all cultural references to the South.
‘I always think of this one song. Some people know it. It’s the Dixie song. Right? ‘Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton. Good times not forgotten. Look away. Look away. Look away,” Kallin said during the state’s closing arguments.
‘And isn’t that really what you’ve kind of been asked to do? Look away from the two eyewitnesses. Look away from the two victims. Look away from the nurse and her medical opinion. Look away. Look away. Look away.’
After Kirk was convicted, Eric Fredericksen – with the state appellate public defender’s office – filed an appeal, saying that Kallin may have unfairly affected the verdict.
The oligarchs passed down their ruling:
‘Nothing in the record suggests that the jurors harbored any racial prejudice or that they were actually influenced by the prosecutor’s recitation of ‘Dixie,’ but the risk of prejudice to a defendant is magnified where the case is as sensitive as this one, involving alleged sexual molestation of minors,’ the judges wrote.
It is unfortunate for the prosecution that the minors in question are white.
Hopefully the case will be retried, at least putting the liberals who run the courts to the trouble of coming up with another excuse to let the sex fiend free to molest more victims.
On a tip from Wiggins. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.