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Cosby’s Lawyers Play the Race Card

09 Sep

Admittedly with the number of white boys recently receiving a hand slap or a pat on the back for raping women – there is the opportunity to cloud the issue.

Cosby’s behind belongs in jail.

The fact that some of the courts have turned college campuses in America into “Free Rape Zones”, speaks more to that “white boy privilege” dysfunction in our courts system than our just and deep moral outrage.

Cosby’s case is rare in America, where money buts you out of almost any crime in the pay for play “Justice” system. I mean Roger Ailes cut to the chase and wrote a $20 million check to keep his as out of court, and possibly jail.

Despite the corruption of the system – Race isn’t the sole reason Cosby is being prosecuted, Our righteous indignation should be reserved for those who have corrupted the system of justice on the basis of race…Not just the likely guilty.

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Bill Cosby’s lawyers claim racism for first time

Bill Cosby has long preached the gospel of personal responsibility to fellow blacks, irritating those who fault racism for holding the community back.

But now lawyers for the 79-year-old comedian have suggested for the first time that racial bias is to blame as Cosby faces the prospect of 13 women testifying in court that he drugged and molested them. Twelve of them are white.

Cosby’s legal team raised the issue on the courthouse steps Tuesday after a hearing in his criminal sex assault case in suburban Philadelphia. Whether they intend to bring up race in the courtroom remains to be seen. At a minimum, some legal experts said the defense is trying to influence potential jurors.

“I think that you’ve always got to have in mind who’s your jury pool,” said Los Angeles lawyer Mark Geragos, whose clients have included Michael Jackson. “That’s probably the end game.”

Or the lawyers may have been dutifully carrying out Cosby’s instructions: “It could well be they are expressing the concerns of the client,” said Carl Douglas, who was on O.J. Simpson’s legal Dream Team.

Cosby is set to go on trial next June on charges he drugged and sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. He could get 10 years in prison if convicted.

In bringing up race, his legal team took aim at celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents about half the women who have agreed to testify against Cosby.

Allred “calls herself a civil rights attorney, but her campaign against Mr. Cosby builds on racial bias and prejudice that can pollute the court of public opinion,” the lawyers said in a statement.

“Mr. Cosby is no stranger to discrimination and racial hatred. When the media repeats her accusations – with no evidence, no trial and no jury – we are moved backwards as a country and away from the America that our civil rights leaders sacrificed so much to create.”

Allred called the tactic “desperate.”

“It is ironic that a man who has chastised the black poor for making race an excuse would now have to lean upon that as part of his defense strategy,” said Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson, a black scholar and author of the book “Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?”

“If you’re more cynical, you might say, ‘What manipulation of racial rhetoric in defense of the indefensible,’” Dyson said Thursday….Read the rest here

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Posted by on September 9, 2016 in Domestic terrorism, The Post-Racial Life

 

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3 responses to “Cosby’s Lawyers Play the Race Card

  1. roderick2012

    September 11, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    The one reason that Cosby gained all of the wealth and esteem is because he was that black guy at the right place at the right time when Hollywood was looking for black actors and white people were feeling guilty about the assassinations of major civil rights leaders and the general treatment of blacks.

    The fact remains if Cosby had stuck to ‘raping’ black women this wouldn’t be an issue now but he started smelling himself and had to grab some of that Becky love, and I think it’s a mistake for him to play the race card especially when Cosby is still a beloved figure and some people believe that Cosby is the victim.

    It’s just up to Cosby’s lawyers and jury consultants to put those doubting the accusers’ stories.

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  2. btx3

    September 12, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Cosby’s big break came in ’65 with I Spy. I believe that was the first real lead role for black actor in a TV Series.

    Cosby was an equal opportunity rapist.

    Sadly, I can think of a lot of good things he and his wife Camille did, that now will be forgotten.

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  3. roderick2012

    September 12, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    True Cosby did ‘rape’ some black women but if he had not messed with the white ones no one would have cared about the black women.

    Just like that cop in OKC almost got off because some of the juries didn’t care that only black women had been victimized.

    But I don’t see him getting convicted after reading all of the people defending Brock Turner on various message boards there are enough rape skeptics and rape apologists for at least a hung jury as long as his lawyers know the correct questions to ask during voir dire.

    The irony is that Andrea Constand claimed she was involved with another woman when Cosby showed her his Pudding Pop.

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