SWITZERLAND – the Jungfrau Region: A wealthy young man dies in a skiing accident.
SAN FRANCISCO: A few months later, two homeless men stagger into a bar. One of them leaves his friend there, but minutes later the friend is stabbed by another homeless man: George Stone.
Arrested at the scene and charged with murder with special circumstances, Stone asks for Alex Sedaka to represent him. However, it soon becomes apparent that this is anything but a straightforward case of violence between homeless people. After all, how many homeless people have $2000 on them. And why would a homeless killer leave such a large sum on his victim? Also… why is the British Prime Minister taking such an interest in the murder of a homeless “John Doe” over five thousand miles away?
But when Homeland Security becomes involved and an attempt is made on the accused man’s life, both Alex and the DA realize that matters are running out of control. And as powerful forces up the ante, Alex also has to face the fact that his client isn’t the only one in danger.
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I remember after Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molesting charges, a silly little star-struck English girl who had flown all the way out to America to “support” him, telling a reporter that the verdict proved that the three people who had accused Michael Jackson of abusing them (at different times) were “liars.” Of course she was talking a load of rubbish, but it gave a powerful insight into the warped mind of the immature, adolescent fan – the type who loves the famous and wants to be famous herself (probably a “modu”).
I remembered wondering at that time if the empty-headed little idol-worshipper would have dropped everything and travelled thousands of miles to support a poor man accused of a crime whom she thought to be innocent. But then again, perhaps the question was unfair because she wouldn’t even know of such a case. It was obvious that she didn’t take an active interest in miscarriages of justice, controversial prosecutions or the innocence project. She was simply a muddle-headed schoolgirl who wanted to support her idol regardless of whether he was innocent or guilty.
I remember also Michael Jackson’s claim that children come to his bedroom and that he “couldn’t stop them.” However, as one news organization pointed out at the time: no one gets to Michael Jackson’s bedroom unless he wants them to.
The reason this all came back just now is because it is these same empty-headed lunatics who were demonstrating outside a Los Angeles courtroom for a very different reason these last few weeks. This time it was not to support the accused but to crucify him. That Michael Jackson’s death was the result of the cumulative effect of his lifestyle, they simply didn’t care. That Michael Jackson was an accident waiting to happen mattered not. That Michael Jackson was a man who was not used to hearing the word no – at least not since he escaped the clutches of his violent father – was of no significance to them. That Conrad Murray had been on Jackson’s medical team for less than a month was ignored by jurors and Jackson fans alike.
As far as these moronic fans were concerned, Michael Jackson could do no wrong. When he was accused of wrongdoing, his accusers were “liars.” When he was the victim of his own poor life choices, he was the victim of others.
In the trial itself, the prosecution lawyers made mountains out of molehills – such as the fact that the doctor used an unorthodox method of CPR. This may have a mistake, but it hardly adds up to negligence. It was merely used to make him seem like a man who didn’t care – when in fact all it shows is that he was a man who lost his head in a crisis. That shouldn’t happen to a doctor, but it can. Worse still, the defence lawyers put up a surprisingly lacklustre defence – almost as if they didn’t want to be tainted by trying too hard to help the man whom the Jackson fans “knew” was guilty – in case it had a knock-on effect on their defence of others in the future. (This actually happened with Barry Scheck in the Louise Woodwood case after he had successfully co-defended O J Simpson.)
With such a one-sided contest, it is hardly surprising that the baying mob of Jackson fans got what they wanted. La Toya Jackson described the verdict as “wonderful.” Now La Toya Jackson has had a less than happy life, so perhaps she should not be judged too harshly. After escaping from Jack Gordon, her abusive husband (who had been hired by her father to manage her career) she claimed that it was Gordon who had forced her to support the accusations of child molesting aimed against brother Michael. This may be true, but in the course of supporting those accusations, she did raise a legitimate question when she asked whether it was appropriate for an adult male to be taking other people’s children into his bed when he was not related to them or their parents.
Now I am not saying that I am in any way happy about Michael Jackson’s death. His first hit, Got to be there, remains one of my all-time favourites, as is the deeply moving She’s out of my life. But there seems to be something rather malicious and stomach-turning about the sight of those fanatics who supported Jackson when he had done wrong, baying for the blood of a man who was only on the periphery of responsibility to Jackson’s untimely death. It is their double-standards, their sickening idol-worship and their general lack of morality that I find so deeply offensive.
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