November 08, 2003
I was unaware of this case until I saw a segment about it on HBO's Real Sports yesterday. What I saw there and what I read now totally disgusts me.
The news of Dixon's arrest for rape, statutory rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and sexual battery seemed to take those who knew him by surprise. It seemed totally out of character for this near-4.0 student, who scored greater than 1,200 on his SAT and planned to major in education at Vandy. In the end, the jury found no basis for any of the "forcible crimes" charges, and found him not guilty on all of them. They also concluded that, as was Dixon's claim all along, the sex was completely consensual.
However, John McClellan, the Floyd County District Attorney on the case, also brought the charge of Child Molestation against Dixon. This charge was proven through a technicality, as Dixon was two years and seven months older than the girl, and Dixon had just turned 18. Even though the sex was consensual, under Georgia's relatively new Child Protection laws, this conviction carries a mandatory 10-year prison sentence without parole. According to Gumbel via the law firm representing Dixon's appeal, and not disputed by McClellan, this is the first time in Georgia's history that a high school teen was prosecuted for a felony for having consensual sex with a classmate.
The jury found Dixon INNOCENT of rape charges, but he still faces 10 years in prison for what amounts to no more than he-ing and she-ing with a goddam dingbat. The dingbat involved has her name protected under rape-shield laws.
But she was able to ruin this young man's life and face no repercussions for her own behavior.
That sucks. Rape laws, divorce courts, child custody decisions and domestic abuse laws ALL are HEAVILY stacked in a woman's favor. A man is hamburger meat in the grinder if he finds himself caught up in ANY of that shit, especially if a zealous Dictrict Attorney or a pompous judge is involved. Those delicate female flowers need protection from predatory men, don't you know.
I have news for some people who don't seem to know. WIMMEN LIE sometimes. They take advantage of men. They think like cats and some of them are downright crazy. It's ironic to me that the end result of the Women's Liberation Movement was a lot of talk about "I am WOMAN, her me ROAR!" and a lot of legislation that treats them as eternally helpless victims, unable to cope with relationships or life.
Goddam! I've HAD a totally vicious woman get ahold of MY ass and I've seen the consequences. They aren't pretty, but SHE skates away smelling like a rose and YOU end up dipped in shit. Yeah, that's justice.
Look at the Kobe Bryant case, for crying out loud. He obviously screwed a very confused young woman. Whether he raped her or not doesn't matter now. SHE can destroy HIM with impunity. The law forbids us from even knowing her name, let alone the fact that she might be as crazy as a shithouse rat and she might give away pussy out of both pants legs all the time.
If I were on the jury deciding Kobe's case, I would want to know such things about that woman. But she is SHIELDED from anyone knowing about HER. Kobe has to prove that he DIDN'T do it.
What is really stupid about the Dixon case is that dumb-fuck, mandatory 10-year prison sentence he now faces for "molestation.". If he had KILLED the girl, he could be out of jail sooner.
I favor homosexual marriage. If we have that, then maybe wimmen will lose the legal advantage they have now, where they can destroy a man with the wave of a hand and walk away scott-free. That may be the current law, but that's not justice. If wimmen want to stir shit, they should come out stinking, too.
Hell, as long as I've been nominated for "Most Offensive Blogger," I thought I might as well go for the title. Here's my dose of male bigotry for the day.
Strangely, even though you sometimes do tend that way, that rant was not "male bigotry" at all. It is a rant against a perverse application of law, not done for justice, but for political gain, at the cost of a young man's entire future life.
A wee comment from humbled all woman me: Manipulation happens from both sides of the sexes. IT makes a mess of most all things. Lying to get out of "The Hot Seat" seems to be the top way to maneuver through life. (sad!) How ever you may interpret the Bible, truth or fable: Eve did offer Adam the apple, and He took it and ate it. How ever She may have enticed Him into the bite is for your imagination and mind to ponder. That offering and it's response continue today. (your billboard picture was a hoot) Seems life can make you crawl deep within yourself if you take everything seriously and think a point is made directly to/at YOU. I look and learn lessons everyday, try to keep my nose clean and throw the dirty tissues away.
Don't blame the 'wimmin'.
Those men put themselves in that position.
Maybe instead of thinking about poking a hole, they should have looked at the mind stuck on the shoulders.
All of us have personality traits that are questionable.
I know that if I go walking down a street at night, alone, I am putting myself in a position to be attacked. Do I deserve it ? No, but that's why I don't put myself in that position to begin with. I take it out of the equation.
These men (especially celebrities) should think twice before jumping in the sack with wimmin who will use it against them later, whether for money or revenge.
And think about this :
They just might have been raped.
Is that okay ?
It takes TWO.
I firmly believe Kobe is innocent.
As a women, when I once went to report a man, I couldn't find a D.A. in three counties who would listen, let alone prosecute.
Don't blame this on race, or gender, blame it on the judicial twits who own the system.
Add to that Date Rape. What are the women doing, letting themselves get into compromising locations?
This is a good case for not only abstinence is best in sex education for teens, but perhaps chastity belts should become mandatory.
Believing that there should be equality of the sexes in many instances, what would a chastity belt for men look like? Does one exist? Good gracious, the only thought that comes to mind is the costuming for the play, Lysistrata, that I saw way back when. Now I can't stop laughing.
Acidman, thank you, again for jogging my memories. You just made my day.
I can tell you what a chastity belt for a man looks like. It's a scar that runs from the bottom of the navel to the top of the penis.
I've got one of those and I was totally impotent for 18 months of my life unless I used a "fix-a-flat" kit on myself, and I really didn't enjoy doing that.
I like the bionic Roscoe a LOT better. He may not be as good as the original version, but he never fails.
Um, nobody wants to comment on this part? "Last fall, Balser gathered his facts and called a meeting of a few friends at his firm. When he showed them what he believed had happened — that Dixon had committed a crime that in all previous cases had never resulted in any jail time, and it appeared was prosecuted in large part because Dixon was black and the girl was white — his firm gave him permission to pursue an appeal on a pro bono basis to the Georgia Supreme Court."
Yee-haw. Here comes Jesse and Al again.
And it appears that they should, too.
The South can do without that scum scraping off scabs to line their pockets. It looks like the case is being justifiably appealed without Jesse and Al's help, so far. Wish those two had been raised to accept responsibility for their own actions; to teach others to be responsible for their own lives.
Acidman, do you want my sister, Lady Mae to kiss it to make it feel better?
Ms Anna, I'm ALWAYS willing to have someone kiss it.
Ms Anna, I'm ALWAYS willing to have someone kiss it.
That's what Bryant said.
While I don't know about this case, or Kobe (don't really give a fuck) Acidman has a point.
Men have been fucked over repeatedly by the "family court" or any other "court" and this has to stop.
Believe it or not, there are men out there who are willing to own up to being a father. They try and are bent over in the court system and fucked over. I've seen this first-hand more than I care to count.
I should say, I come from a single mom who was married to a sperm-donor (Got 2 kids outta the deal that I wouldn't give up, I should add) and it took me 4 1/2 years to divorce his ass 'cuz he was an "inmate."
Kiss my ass.
IMHO, each case should be decided on the facts, and that just doesn't happen. It seems the mom always win, even if that isn't fair for the child(ren) involved.
And that sucks.
You're going to have to go a lot farther than this to be offensive Acidman. What's offensive is the fact that this kid could be found innocent and lose 10 years of his life.
The scary part is that a number of states are adopting the same kind of 'Child Protection' laws they're hanging Dixon with. I'm sure they're great for political show and tell but they are messy as hell in application. I wonder how many kids without Dixon's relatively high profile will have their lives ruined in a similar fashion?
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. If Dixon marries the girl, the charges should be dropped. (He can always get a divorce later.) But perhaps she doesn't want him anymore?