The question remains, is this an instance of justice delivered or of justice denied?
After a meteoric reputational crash from beloved Hollywood figure to creepy perverted felon, a judge has just overturned the criminal conviction responsible for his three years on prison.
So what happened to reverse the decision? It was decided that the prosecution had gone back on a binding promise that had been made to Cosby, violating his due process rights as the accused.
The split court found that Cosby was unfairly prosecuted because the previous district attorney had promised the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” that he wouldn’t be charged over Constand’s accusations. Cosby was charged by another prosecutor who claimed he wasn’t bound by that agreement.
The court said that’s not the case. The justices found that Cosby relied on that promise when he agreed to testify without invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought against him by Constand.
The court concluded that prosecutor who later brought the charges was obligated to stick to the nonprosecution agreement, so the conviction cannot stand. The justices wrote that “denying the defendant the benefit of that decision is an affront to fundamental fairness, particularly when it results in a criminal prosecution that was foregone for more than a decade.” — AP
Bill is now 84 years old. He is in pretty good health except for the fact that he’s now legally blind. And he spent his last 3 years in prison.
Obviously, there are visceral reactions to this decision. His accusers are outraged. But someone else has come to his defense… someone widely remembered as ‘Mrs. Huxtable’.
FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected! pic.twitter.com/NrGUdwr23c
— Phylicia Rashad (@PhyliciaRashad) June 30, 2021
Not surprisingly, that statement put her in the crosshairs of some serious backlash from students and alumni at the school for which she is now the incoming Dean of Fine Arts at Howard College.
Funny how many of these same people won’t even blink at the idea of policies in major Democrat cities where repeat felons have been walking free after their arrest… or Kamala Harris helping to raise bail for people who had assaulted cops and burned down buildings.