So how’s that War on Women coming along?
Darrell Williams’ supporters put their faith in God on Thursday night — and in the unifying power of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Williams, 22, a suspended Oklahoma State basketball player from Chicago, is scheduled to be sentenced here Friday for molesting two women at a college house party. Williams was convicted of two counts rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery, but that means little to his supporters.
“Jesus was innocent but convicted,” Jackson said.
Rapist = Jesus. Yup, I can see that analogy.
The civil rights leader, who addressed a packed church of all ages and races, told his rapt audience of the time he spent with Williams on Thursday in the Payne County Jail.
“His spirits are strong,” Jackson said, “his faith is strong. He declared his innocence. He believes God will see him through.”
“We respect the justice process,” Jackson continued. “We seek today to temper mercy with justice.”
Williams’ supporters decry a jury that included no African Americans, a case that involved limited physical evidence and victims who reported the assaults at an off-campus house party on December 12, 2010, in an anonymous letter.
“We’re sensitive to the rights of women, sensitive to the judicial system,” Jackson said. “We want the case to be heard, open, free and fair.”
Sensitive to the rights of women, by trying to free a rapist. Here’s hoping Jackson has a primetime slot at the Democratic Convention the night they’re playing the rape card.