9th Circuit Panel Strikes Down Rape Conviction, Citing Race Bias
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Steven Frank Jackson was found guilty by a Superior Court jury of breaking
into a 72-year-old white woman's apartment and repeatedly raping her and
sexually assaulting her in a number of ways.
Saliva found on her breast yielded a positive match of Jackson's DNA, and
the victim identified Jackson at the trial as her attacker in the early
hours of April 29, 2002.
The jury pronounced him guilty of a multitude of sexual crimes and one count
of burglary, and on Sept. 30, 2004, at age 39, Jackson was sentenced to a
"three-strikes" prison term of 310 years to life. The verdict and sentence
were affirmed by a state appellate court and the federal district court in
Sacramento. The California Supreme Court declined review.
But both were overturned last week by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals.
This is affirmative action, reparations and Eric Holder/Obama's Justice.
If This was Tom Toolbag's mother, I wonder what he would say, then?