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Curtain Comes Down on the Jackson Trial

June 14, 2005

Although I am not a big Michael Jackson fan, I am pleased that the jury was smart enough to acquit him on all charges. I feel it was evident that if he were guilty, there would have been a parade of accusers coming forward to testify against him. The only thing that Jackson is guilty of is being weird. Fortunately, being weird is not a crime or half the population of California would be in prison.

Judy Price

Hemet

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There are three basic rules of parenting: (1) Feed your child daily. (2) Don't let your child play in heavy traffic. (3) Don't let your child spend the night with Michael Jackson. Any parent who breaks these rules should be charged (and convicted) of endangering their child and, in cases of the third rule, exploiting their child.

April McCaffery

Valley Village

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The Jackson trial was an example of prosecutorial misconduct in that a well-known performer was charged on the basis of evidence anyone could see was invalid on face value. The motive was for the prosecutor to harass an individual with values and lifestyle antithetical to his own. Had a guilty verdict been rendered, the prosecutor's reputation would have been greatly enhanced. I believe an investigation of the prosecutor's office is in order.

David Hilts

La Palma

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Now that the Jackson verdict is in, maybe all those people who attended the circus in Santa Maria can go about getting a life. Oops. Too late.

James Underdown

Los Angeles

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