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Default Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction overturned by court

Basically the prosecution ****ed up. Cosby agreed to a deal in a civil case in exchange for no criminal charges being filed against him with the DA in 2005. The DA who succeeded him used Cosby's testimony from that deal as evidence and that DA also allowed witnesses who had nothing to do with the case to testify against Cosby. The DA who replaced the DA that made the deal with Cosby was bound to that deal.



https://apnews.com/article/bill-cosb...99ee7fadddbe5a

https://www.inquirer.com/news/bill-c...-20210630.html
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Basically the prosecution ****ed up. Cosby agreed to a deal in a civil case in exchange for no criminal charges being filed against him with the DA in 2005. The DA who succeeded him used Cosby's testimony from that deal as evidence and that DA also allowed witnesses who had nothing to do with the case to testify against Cosby. The DA who replaced the DA that made the deal with Cosby was bound to that deal.



https://apnews.com/article/bill-cosb...99ee7fadddbe5a

https://www.inquirer.com/news/bill-c...-20210630.html
I assume this is an example of a Black man not getting properly served justice.
This man did shows aimed at our kids! Would anyone trust him with their young daughter today?
The actress who played his wife on TV is thrilled.
The 50 or more women he assaulted, not so much.

And men who once respected Cosby and wished to live lives of virtue are scratching their heads.
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Default Bill Cosby freed from prison, his sex conviction overturned

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Hey Mom!
Pop's out of jail!
on a technicality...
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that is some kind of privilege
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that is some kind of privilege
Yep. It proves anyone, black, white, or indifferent, with money can get this kind of "privilege's " justice.
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that is some kind of privilege
I say yes in regard to the the DA who offered him a deal in his civil trial in exchange for not getting criminally charged. Yes as in having the privileged of being rich and famous. Because I am sure if a bunch of women accused you or I of the same thing we would have been criminally charged and found guilty a long time regardless if the only evidence is the word of the accusers or not.

As for the state supreme court over turning his conviction I say no. Many courts tend to be a stickler for following the rules.
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I assume this is an example of a Black man not getting properly served justice.
This man did shows aimed at our kids! Would anyone trust him with their young daughter today?
The actress who played his wife on TV is thrilled.
The 50 or more women he assaulted, not so much.

And men who once respected Cosby and wished to live lives of virtue are scratching their heads.
Not everybody believes he is guilty regardless of how many people accused him. Some would argue that his plea deal in the civil trial was him putting a fire out the most speedy and cost effective way. People all the time take plea deals or settle out of court because fighting it even if you are right simply isn't worth the consequences if lose, or the financial hit or aggravation it can cause you even if you do win. Being rich does makes you the target of scammers trying to rich off you or politically ruin you. Duke Lacrosse players, Two of our supreme court justices, Kobe Bryant and many others were falsely accused.
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Not everybody believes he is guilty regardless of how many people accused him. Some would argue that his plea deal in the civil trial was him putting a fire out the most speedy and cost effective way. People all the time take plea deals or settle out of court because fighting it even if you are right simply isn't worth the consequences if lose, or the financial hit or aggravation it can cause you even if you do win. Being rich does makes you the target of scammers trying to rich off you or politically ruin you. Duke Lacrosse players, Two of our supreme court justices, Kobe Bryant and many others were falsely accused.
He admitted what he did in testimony at the civil trial.
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He admitted what he did in testimony at the civil trial.
So you are saying no has ever took a plea deal or settled out of court to get a more lenient sentence or to get something resolved the cheapest way possible even if they weren't guilty? Companies settle out of court all the time because fighting it is most costlier even if they right. Defendants all the time regardless of guilt or innocence take plea deals because fighting it and loosing would mean a longer sentence. Cosby didn't testify in the civil trial out of the kindness of his own heart. He testified to get a plea deal in order to not face any prison time and to make the accusations go away.
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So you are saying no has ever took a plea deal or settled out of court to get a more lenient sentence or to get something resolved the cheapest way possible even if they weren't guilty? Companies settle out of court all the time because fighting it is most costlier even if they right. Defendants all the time regardless of guilt or innocence take plea deals because fighting it and loosing would mean a longer sentence. Cosby didn't testify in the civil trial out of the kindness of his own heart. He testified to get a plea deal in order to not face any prison time and to make the accusations go away.
The weight of evidence shows he was a serial rapist. But the conviction in question was overturned because he had already given her 3 million dollars and testified as to what he did on the deal (with the then Pa. DA) that he would never be charged criminally on this one particular crime.
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