What happens to Bill Cosby now? D.A. to seek a ´do-over´ retrial as soon as possible - as he dismisses cost concerns, saying: ´You can´t put a price tag on justice´ Daily Mail [UK], by Ariel Zilber, Laura Collins
Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed Saturday to once again try Bill Cosby for sexual assault hours after a judge declared a mistrial due to a deadlocked jury. The 79-year-old disgraced actor was in court to hear the stunning news, bringing to an end a trial that lasted just six days and a defense that lasted just six minutes. But after 53 hours of deliberations the jury returned unable to reconcile the two very different scenarios placed before them by the prosecution and Cosby´s defense. Speaking at a press conference after the trial, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, whose promise to prosecute
Cosby has spoken about the use of anesthetizing drugs on unsuspecting (and probably naïve) women as if it were the most normal thing in the world. Slip her a mickeyfinn (Quaaludes were a favorite ingredient of the cocktails) and her legs open. That´s not only sick, it´s rape. Haven´t heard of the jury breakdown yet, but there was apparent jury nullification going on. At least Cosby didn´t kill anybody like O.J. Being a formerly beloved, rich and famous defendant has its benefits.
Everyone in Hollyweird knew about this for years. But Bill Cosby was a hero to all lie-berals, so it was all "overlooked" (sort of like Bill Clinton).
That was because Bill was a roll model for how good and successful African Americans truly were (all based on his totally fictional character of Cliff Huxtable). We were supposed to ignore all the FBI crime statistics about black males, as well as the massively high percentage of babies born to single moms in the black community (with the black males only acting as sperm donors), and assume that all black males were actually Cliff Huxtable wanna-be´s.
But then he foolishly started attacking the lie-beral fantasy by calling on black men to actually be responsible, get jobs, take responsibility for their kids, etc, etc.
He strayed from the lie-beral plantation, and spoke the truth. He was a dead man walking from that point on. The lie-berals had to destroy him, and he gave them plenty of ammunition to do just that.
I GUARANTEE you that, if he had never started to attack the irresponsible and immoral actions of so many black males in this country, he would be spending his golden years as the same beloved fantasy character as he had for the last 30+ years.
Congratulations to DA Kevin Steele. The despicable Cosby is a serial rapist. Don´t give up and don´t let him get away with it. I can imagine the makeup of that jury--find another more educated and fair jurisdiction to retry.
This was another case of a DA seeing a big celebrity trial as being his stepping stone to higher political office. Steele hasn´t accepted the fact that his shot at the big time has just slipped through his fingers. A retrial isn´t going to change that.
The point was raised what type of women Cosby likes. I have seen interviews with scores of them, and there were many types. The one thing they had in common (except for one woman) is that they were white.
"You can´t put a price tag on justice"....spoken like a prosecutor who just lost a high-profile case and is looking for a place to land. Of course you can put a price tag on it. The price will be the D.A.´s job in the next election, when he loses again and the taxpayers wonder why he blew twice as much on one case as he should have.
Personally, as a woman and just as a plain old garden variety human being - I would feel MUCH safer if prosecutors would first prosecute all the DUI drivers that have killed people, put away the carjackers and liquor store robbers for a long, long time and stop wasting taxpayer time/money.
With what seems to me an extraordinary increase in recent years of horrific crimes perpetrated against children and women, how many of those cases are properly prosecuted?
To Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom and all others of your ilk - what have you actually done to make life safer for women and children?
Meanwhile, all over our country, DUI deaths are left unprosecuted in many of the cases involving illegal aliens, gang violence as in the case of Jamiel Shaw´s son is not prosecuted because the assailant was an illegal alien -
a sweet grandmother and mother, Colleen Hufford was executed in her workplace in Oklahoma - beheaded - I think he is still awaiting trial.
The way I see it is that the D.A. is going to retry the case with a NEW jury. Different people will have different views. Hopefully they won´t be star struck and find the dirty old man guilty. Some may think Cosby´s off the hook with the mistrial. I don´t think so. Thank heavens he can be retried. The point is, he wasn´t found guilty or innocent. The DA (state) is seeking one or the other verdicts. It will be costly for the state as well as Cosby´s wallet. His wife is sounding off about the trial....she is probably more concerned about the $´S than the old geezer. She knows what he´s been up to all these years. She´s heard the rumors. Cosby´s money was her source of comfort and she could possible lose a lot of it to lawyers. Oh the lawyers!
Cosby was a serial sexual predator. (So was Bill Clinton, btw). But the backstory of the case would seem to make it impossible to get a conviction. If the victim was upset about what no doubt happened, why did she continue to contact him? What woman calls a man who has already sexually abused her more than 70 times trying to get another date with him? But now, years later, she says that she wants the courts to prosecute him for violating her? This makes no sense.
It´s about the money, #17. All these women are coming out of the woodwork complaining now about something they didn´t complain about for 30 years. They saw a couple of victims settle for a couple of million--why not try to do the same? They were all willing to submit to Cosby in return for future favors in show business.
Not saying that Cosby isn´t despicable, just saying that few of his victims have earned much sympathy. This particular accuser is the only one for whom the statute of limitations hadn´t run out. She´s going through criminal court. If Cosby is convicted in this criminal case, she´ll have paved the way for many, many costly Gloria Allred civil settlements.
What happens to Bill Cosby now? Anonymous sources report that the Judge is considering locking Cosby AND all of his accusers in a small room ... the accusers will each be supplied with a straight razor... The victims will then have a new nickname for him: "Stubby". Book deals for the accusers and for Stubby will be substantial.
You can´t keep trying someone until you get a guilty verdict. The justice system doesn´t work that way. It would be a travesty if, in certain states, the law allowed for repeated trials until the prosecution succeeds- an outrageous travesty.
Mr Cosby, of course, is not a very nice person. His behavior was sleazy at minimum. If women went along with him to the Playboy mansion, you also have to question their standards too.
Tosh. The whole business of being a prosecutor is a series of cost-benefit analyses--how best to allocate resources. One vital factor is the likelihood of getting a conviction, and a he-said-she-said case against a celebrity presents poor prospects of success.
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