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(Buzzfeed)   After six days of pudding pops, a mistrial is declared   ( buzzfeed.com) divider line
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2017-06-17 10:34:53 AM  
media0.giphy.com
 
2017-06-17 10:34:56 AM  
You must be joking.
 
2017-06-17 10:35:36 AM  
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2017-06-17 10:36:30 AM  
Surely you can't be serious.
 
2017-06-17 10:37:57 AM  
Hardly surprising, given the nature of the trial. Trials years after the alleged crime can be hit or miss.

And now, I'm hungry for a popsicle. Thanks, subs.
 
2017-06-17 10:38:11 AM  

xanadian: Surely you can't be serious.


Subby is serious. Would you like some Spanish Fly, Shirley?
 
2017-06-17 10:38:42 AM  
fark.
 
2017-06-17 10:38:46 AM  
hey hey hey!
Bill Cosby yells out Fat Albert's 'Hey Hey Hey' as he departs court on day 2 of jury deliberations
Youtube uBsPLEz01Qg
 
2017-06-17 10:39:21 AM  
So Bill Cosby got off again?
 
2017-06-17 10:39:59 AM  
The 79-year-old comedian clutched his cane and sat with his eyes closed. ... The mistrial spares Cosby for now from what could have been 30 years behind bars

For some reason, I'm thinking not.
 
2017-06-17 10:40:00 AM  
(Cue canned laughter) (fade to credits)
 
2017-06-17 10:40:02 AM  
Gross miscarriage of justice, but I would rather see a mistrial than a not-guilty.
 
2017-06-17 10:40:19 AM  
Wow, the filter really took the wind out of that post.

Picture what I said with one less "a" and a whole lot more "u"s.
 
2017-06-17 10:40:25 AM  
This isn't the end of this. There will be civil trials until Bill's 6 feet under.

His life is pretty much over at this point.
 
2017-06-17 10:40:29 AM  
I think this isn't surprising.

He's guilty-as-hell, but the fact is there is little actual evidence.

Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.
 
2017-06-17 10:41:07 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: Hardly surprising, given the nature of the trial. Trials years after the alleged crime can be hit or miss.

And now, I'm hungry for a popsicle. Thanks, subs.


Especially when they boil down to his story of events vs her story of events, and while we all can agree he is an asshole, the rest comes down to what can be proven in court.

Don't get me wrong, I feel completely dirty for saying that.
 
2017-06-17 10:41:17 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: Hardly surprising, given the nature of the trial. Trials years after the alleged crime can be hit or miss.

And now, I'm hungry for a popsicle. Thanks, subs.


Plus, the jury was literally bused in from the other side of the state. They even got out early one day to watch the Pens. I don't think it's a stretch to say they really didn't care what the fark was going on with this trial.
 
2017-06-17 10:41:29 AM  
That's the difference of a prosecutor going after someone with a public defender, and going after someone that can afford really good attorneys.

/justice favors the wealthy......
 
2017-06-17 10:43:14 AM  

xanadian: Surely you can't be serious.


Yes I am serious.
media.giphy.com
 
2017-06-17 10:43:52 AM  

gilgigamesh: Wow, the filter really took the wind out of that post.

Picture what I said with one less "a" and a whole lot more "u"s.


Fuuuuuuurk?
 
2017-06-17 10:45:06 AM  

basemetal: That's the difference of a prosecutor going after someone with a public defender, and going after someone that can afford really good attorneys.

/justice favors the wealthy......


This is unfair, and it always has bugged me.  Public defenders get a bad rap.  They are not bad attorneys.  They are overburdened and have no resources.

Sure there is a difference in quality of representation. But let's put to rest once and for all the lie that the difference is competence or skill.
 
2017-06-17 10:45:27 AM  
 The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.
 
2017-06-17 10:46:12 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: gilgigamesh: Wow, the filter really took the wind out of that post.

Picture what I said with one less "a" and a whole lot more "u"s.

Fuuuuuuurk?


Dont judge. I had a burrito for breakfast.
 
2017-06-17 10:46:41 AM  

realmolo: I think this isn't surprising.

He's guilty-as-hell, but the fact is there is little actual evidence.

Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.


Well, he was responsible for the college I work for developing a policy for rescinding honorary degrees, so he'll always have that.

/Honorary degrees are stupid.
 
2017-06-17 10:47:04 AM  

I dont want to be on this planet anymore: The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.


I was thinking the same thing. There is a lot of spiking the football for a team that earned a tie.
 
2017-06-17 10:47:31 AM  
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2017-06-17 10:51:20 AM  
If we play our cards right, we can bankrupt the Cos, and keep him in court until his end of life.
 
2017-06-17 10:51:39 AM  

realmolo: I think this isn't surprising.

He's guilty-as-hell, but the fact is there is little actual evidence.

Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.


Yep.  Pretty much this. His sentence is obscurity.  No parole from that knowledge, except maybe death.
 
2017-06-17 10:51:57 AM  

gilgigamesh: basemetal: That's the difference of a prosecutor going after someone with a public defender, and going after someone that can afford really good attorneys.

/justice favors the wealthy......

This is unfair, and it always has bugged me.  Public defenders get a bad rap.  They are not bad attorneys.  They are overburdened and have no resources.

Sure there is a difference in quality of representation. But let's put to rest once and for all the lie that the difference is competence or skill.


It's a question of time and attention.  Public defenders are over-worked and under-appreciated.

There needs to be a federal law mandaing equal funding for the defenders' office.  DA gets a budget increase?  Exact same thing goes to the public defender.
 
2017-06-17 10:52:12 AM  
Family Guy Bill Cosby
Youtube e1cijUlcfkA
 
2017-06-17 10:52:12 AM  

joemack621: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.

I was thinking the same thing. There is a lot of spiking the football for a team that earned a tie.


Cosby must still have money to pay them.
 
2017-06-17 10:53:08 AM  
gilgigamesh: Public defenders get a bad rap. They are not bad attorneys. They are overburdened and have no resources.

No argument from me.  But it's more of a comment on the prosecutors that they get used to the easy prey, then find it a lot more difficult to deliver when they run against someone with resources.
 
2017-06-17 10:53:12 AM  

joemack621: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.

I was thinking the same thing. There is a lot of spiking the football for a team that earned a tie.


They gets paid by the hour.   And its probably like $400 per hour at that.
 
2017-06-17 10:54:43 AM  
Is it really that much of a surprise for a criminal case years after the crime? DNA evidence wasn't taken at the time and most of the key witnesses have only testimony. Even if Cosby did attack all those women (which is pretty damn likely), an easy defense is arguing that memories are fickle things.

/I've watched enough "Law & Order" to have an informed opinion on this topic
 
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2017-06-17 10:54:43 AM  
Is okay to be disgusted at this turn of events and still hate Gloria Aldred?
 
2017-06-17 10:54:50 AM  
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2017-06-17 10:54:56 AM  
I guess the real question is.....will he ever be tried for crimes against humanity....specifically for Leonard Part 6
 
2017-06-17 10:56:00 AM  
Who's surprised by this? It's a case of he said, she said. While I'm pretty sure he did it, proving it is another matter. Bring on the civil case.
 
2017-06-17 10:56:12 AM  
Jesus Christ. SOMEBODY needs to get convicted of SOMETHING.
 
2017-06-17 10:56:50 AM  

joemack621: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.

I was thinking the same thing. There is a lot of spiking the football for a team that earned a tie.


I think they're excited because now they get paid for another trial.
 
2017-06-17 10:57:27 AM  
So will the other 59 or so ladies get a trial with Cosby as well (if he lasts that long) or was this like a class action suit?
 
2017-06-17 11:00:56 AM  

PainInTheASP: realmolo: I think this isn't surprising.

He's guilty-as-hell, but the fact is there is little actual evidence.

Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.

Yep.  Pretty much this. His sentence is obscurity.  No parole from that knowledge, except maybe death.


lol, you guys are funny.

America loves its cults of personality, and our media companies love their IP. If he ends up with anything less than a conviction soon enough his history will be sent down the memory hole. The rights holders are gonna want to continue to milk the Cosby show for residuals, so maybe they'll wait a bit to let things die down. There will be a footnote in the encyclopedia, but people will largely move on. Without a conviction the Cosby brand will be back eventually.
 
2017-06-17 11:04:25 AM  

realmolo: Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.


And I think this is probably the saddest part of all. Not because of his importance in the world of comedy before the 90s, but because of his importance in the world of race relations and education. He spent most of the past thirty years trying to get people to use their brains for something other than being clever assholes, and now that part - probably the best part - of his legacy goes away too. I know you can't have it both ways and all, but that part is just shiatty as hell.
 
2017-06-17 11:08:40 AM  

realmolo: I think this isn't surprising.

He's guilty-as-hell, but the fact is there is little actual evidence.

Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.


The biggest loser in all of this might end up being the African American community on the whole - before his rapey (allegedly until it's proven in court or admitted by Cosby) history came to light, Cosby was a leading voice in trying to reform and strengthen the community from within the community. He was calling on men on particular to "man up" and stay with the family. And he refused to blame outsiders, so he didn't allow them to be the victims of racism or outside discrimination. He called upon his community to take responsibility for themselves.

That voice is gone now, regardless of the outcomes of any trials, and what he said is discredited based on the source. Hopefully someone else can take up that mantle and keep that message alive.
 
2017-06-17 11:10:25 AM  

mongbiohazard: PainInTheASP: realmolo: I think this isn't surprising.

He's guilty-as-hell, but the fact is there is little actual evidence.

Eh. He's blind and he'll die soon enough. May he rot in hell. And talk about ruining a legacy. Cosby was a HUGE star. Now, he's going to be written out of history.

Yep.  Pretty much this. His sentence is obscurity.  No parole from that knowledge, except maybe death.

lol, you guys are funny.

America loves its cults of personality, and our media companies love their IP. If he ends up with anything less than a conviction soon enough his history will be sent down the memory hole. The rights holders are gonna want to continue to milk the Cosby show for residuals, so maybe they'll wait a bit to let things die down. There will be a footnote in the encyclopedia, but people will largely move on. Without a conviction the Cosby brand will be back eventually.


^This^ Also did Michael Jackson fade into obscurity?  No, he did not since he too wasn't convicted and most people have seemed to have forgotten what he may or may not have done.
 
2017-06-17 11:10:49 AM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: joemack621: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.

I was thinking the same thing. There is a lot of spiking the football for a team that earned a tie.

They gets paid by the hour.   And its probably like $400 per hour at that.


Double that you're still only halfway to the industry's top rate.
 
2017-06-17 11:12:41 AM  

joemack621: I dont want to be on this planet anymore: The defence is rather excited about going through another trial. There will be another trial.

I was thinking the same thing. There is a lot of spiking the football for a team that earned a tie.


...Cosby's team was the Texas State Armadillos, and the prosecution was the Texas Colts.

/Watch Necessary Roughness, people.
//The movie, not the TV series.
 
2017-06-17 11:12:55 AM  
Who?  Is this about Richard Pryor?
 
2017-06-17 11:13:05 AM  
FriarReb98:
And I think this is probably the saddest part of all. Not because of his importance in the world of comedy before the 90s, but because of his importance in the world of race relations and education. He spent most of the past thirty years trying to get people to use their brains for something other than being clever assholes, and now that part - probably the best part - of his legacy goes away too. I know you can't have it both ways and all, but that part is just shiatty as hell.

It stings a bit too.  Cosby was like THE man to aspire to be.  The Cosby that was portrayed on television anyway.  Successful, family man, disciplines his children but not with a heavy hand, pretty much your generic American Dream type of father.  Now he's just some creepy rapist.  My childhood has a sad.
 
2017-06-17 11:14:03 AM  
At least he doesn't have ties to Russia.

Or does he?!??!!
 
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