Not That I Told You So, But.....
On July 27 (see "The O.J. Resurrection" below) I wrote:
"Mark my words, barring the improbable guilty verdict, Kobe, unlike O.J., will come ALL the way back, and it won't take a decade. Why? Because O.J. already died, briefly, for his sins. If I was Kobe's almost white wife, I wouldn’t push my luck."
On August 27th, under the headline- In Kobe Bryant Case, Issues of Power, Not of Race- the New York Times wrote:
“Some scholars and social critics say ...society has traded one set of preoccupations for another. Race, as an issue of trial strategy and social debate, has been supplanted in the Bryant case, they say, by questions of celebrity and class; what really separates the defendant and accuser is not color but power.”
“Celebrity status trumps race,” said professor Lawrence M Friedman, who teaches the history of law at Stanford University Law School.
Yesterday the prosecutors of Eagle County Colorado gave up the ghost of a chance that NBA superstar Kobe Bryant would be found guilty of raping a then 19-year-old employee of a Vail resort hotel.
Correlation is not causation, but it ain't no coincidence, either. Wha'd I say?