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I knew it! What a bunch of jackasses. Well, white folks better lock up their olive skinned young boys. They've got book deals already!!! Laughing and grinning all over the news like this is the best day of their lives, practically drooling over all the money they're going to make. Ugh! God, I hate capitalism! Anybody with money can be acquitted even against the strongest evidence, it was a given this child-molesting freak was going free with the shaky evidence against him in this case. They had a woman testify to actually seeing him pour wine into Coke cans to unsuspectingly intoxicate the little boy and these dipshits still found him not guilty of that. Is everyone a freaking moron these days?!?

R Kelly will go free, as well. Firstly because he's rich and secondly because no one gives a shit if you're raping little Black girls, not even Black folks. Especially not Black folks.

Wasn't Jesse just on the news hollering about the trial not being fair because the jury was all white? Heh.
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. . . and we always talk about the criminal justice system being biased against the black man! ek


Michael is innocent!!! Greedy music execs have been after him for years. Check with anyone in Hollywood. The trial was planned. Its acting!! Michael is hated by certain individuals. He is the biggest superstar in the WORLD.

OJ is innocent. He may know who did it, but it wasn't him. The glove did not fit! You must acquit! That freeloading guy is still suspect.

Now R Kelly. That dude's gonna do time. Mark my words.

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Is it true that it was an all white jury that set him free?

Nine white, two hispanic, one asian. Eight women, four men.


It's a good thing there were no black jurors. Had there been, whites would scream and say the black juror had to do with him being acquited.
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Originally posted by Frenchy:
I knew it! What a bunch of jackasses. Well, white folks better lock up their olive skinned young boys. They've got book deals already!!! Laughing and grinning all over the news like this is the best day of their lives, practically drooling over all the money they're going to make. Ugh! God, I hate capitalism! Anybody with money can be acquitted even against the strongest evidence, it was a given this child-molesting freak was going free with the shaky evidence against him in this case. They had a woman testify to actually seeing him pour wine into Coke cans to unsuspectingly intoxicate the little boy and these dipshits still found him not guilty of that. Is everyone a freaking moron these days?!?

R Kelly will go free, as well. Firstly because he's rich and secondly because no one gives a shit if you're raping little Black girls, not even Black folks. Especially not Black folks.

Wasn't Jesse just on the news hollering about the trial not being fair because the jury was all white? Heh.

This particular case should never have been brought to trial and had little to do with guilt or innocense and everything to do with MJ.

Most of the witnesses for the prosecution had serious credibility problems, including the women who testified to seeing MJ serve wine to young boys. Much of the "evidence" was hearsay, and a strong argument could be made that the District Attorney of Santa Barbara County had been after MJ since the early 1990's.

Based on the totality of the evidence presented, this trial borders on malicious prosecution, an offence actionable under California law.

Guilty or innocent, saint or sinner and again, based on the evidence presented, MJ should never have been charged. That he was charged is yet another example of the flaws in our legal system.
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This particular case should never have been brought to trial and had little to do with guilt or innocense and everything to do with MJ.


Of course it was all about Michael. It had everything to do with whether or not there was enough evidence to convict Michael of child molestation, etc. No trial is about guilt or innocence. It is only about whether there is enough evidence to find someone guilty or not.

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Most of the witnesses for the prosecution had serious credibility problems, including the women who testified to seeing MJ serve wine to young boys.


Everyone in the trial had credibility problems. Only an insane man would invite strange boys into his bed night after night. Only insane people would see that kind of behavior and simply look away. Only an insane parent would allow their child to sleep in a strange adult male's bed. They're all freaks! How many times has Michael been on television talking complete and utter nonsensical bullshit about why these children are in his bed. He's only lucky he didn't have to take the stand.

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Much of the "evidence" was hearsay,


You cannot admit hearsay into evidence or include it in your testimony. It was a fairly standard child molestation case. Predators pick out victims from broken homes who tend to have emotional issues. The first thing they start screaming when they are caught is "How could you believee this disturbed child over me?!?" Short of being stupid enough to actually videotape yourself molesting a child, it always comes down to he said/she said. Very rarely is it possible to put together a "strong" case.

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and a strong argument could be made that the District Attorney of Santa Barbara County had been after MJ since the early 1990's.


I agree. But that is because he's been molesting boys since at least the early 1990s and using his money to pay off his victims.

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Based on the totality of the evidence presented, this trial borders on malicious prosecution,


I don't know how you can come to that conclusion. They had the testimony of the victim! They had video of Michael Jackson cuddling with the victim on camera and talking about sharing his bed with strangers' children. They had the testimony of former employees who saw lewd acts and were instructed to prevent the family from leaving the compound. They had the testimony of the former PR person who said outright the strategy was to paint the mother as a "crack whore" in the media and smear the victim as well as hire private investigators to dig up dirt on the family. It was a very circumstantial case, but that is not anything that comes close to mailicious prosecution, which implies pulling a case out of thin air.

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Guilty or innocent, saint or sinner and again, based on the evidence presented, MJ should never have been charged. That he was charged is yet another example of the flaws in our legal system.


I certainly think there was enough to charge him. For several reasons, I'm not surprised that he was found Not Guilty. The strongest case against him was Jordy's back in '93(?). He should've been charged then and sent to the slammer.
The full list of charges faced by Michael Jackson at his child abuse trial.

Count 1: Conspiracy to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion between 1 February and 31 March 2003. not guilty

Count 2: Lewd act upon a child between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 3: Lewd act upon a child between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 4: Lewd act upon a child between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 5: Lewd act upon a child between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 6: Attempt to commit a lewd act upon a child between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 7: Administering an intoxicating agent to assist in the commission of a felony (child molestation) between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 8: Administering an intoxicating agent to assist in the commission of a felony (child molestation) between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 9: Administering an intoxicating agent to assist in the commission of a felony (child molestation) between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

Count 10: Administering an intoxicating agent to assist in the commission of a felony (child molestation) between 20 February and 12 March 2003. not guilty

The jury had been given permission to reduce one charge if they feel unable to reach a guilty verdict.



Judge Rodney Melville has said they could decide Mr Jackson gave teenager Gavin Arvizo alcohol but did not abuse him, a lesser charge with a penalty of up to a year in prison.
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Originally posted by Frenchy:
I knew it! What a bunch of jackasses. Well, white folks better lock up their olive skinned young boys. They've got book deals already!!! Laughing and grinning all over the news like this is the best day of their lives, practically drooling over all the money they're going to make. Ugh! God, I hate capitalism! Anybody with money can be acquitted even against the strongest evidence, it was a given this child-molesting freak was going free with the shaky evidence against him in this case. They had a woman testify to actually seeing him pour wine into Coke cans to unsuspectingly intoxicate the little boy and these dipshits still found him not guilty of that. Is everyone a freaking moron these days?!?

R Kelly will go free, as well. Firstly because he's rich and secondly because no one gives a shit if you're raping little Black girls, not even Black folks. Especially not Black folks.

Wasn't Jesse just on the news hollering about the trial not being fair because the jury was all white? Heh.

This particular case should never have been brought to trial and had little to do with guilt or innocense and everything to do with MJ.

Most of the witnesses for the prosecution had serious credibility problems, including the women who testified to seeing MJ serve wine to young boys. Much of the "evidence" was hearsay, and a strong argument could be made that the District Attorney of Santa Barbara County had been after MJ since the early 1990's.

Based on the totality of the evidence presented, this trial borders on malicious prosecution, an offence actionable under California law.

Guilty or innocent, saint or sinner and again, based on the evidence presented, MJ should never have been charged. That he was charged is yet another example of the flaws in our legal system.

The evidence in this case was irrelevent in the decision to charge MJ; much of it was put together after the charges were filed. In Mr. Sneddon's eyes, anything would have worked. To him, MJ was political, a career making opportunity.

"Evidence" is often not the centerpiece on which the outcome of a trial is based, much as it should be. American history is replete with examples of people convicted with little or no evidence.

Only on "Law & Order" is hearsay evidence inadmissible. In a real courtroom and under the right circumstances, hearsay evidence is admitted far too often - a lame or overworked defence attorney, a judge asleep at the wheel, a judge prejudicial to a case. Again, history is replete with cases of people convicted on hearsay evidence.

There was absolutely nothing "standard" about this case, unless it was the fact that a black man was standing in the docket.

It was a malicious prosecution because the evidence was oh so very weak, because the "victim" had a history of lying and lied under oath, because the "victim" and his family had a monetary vested interest in the conviction of MJ, because other prosecution witnesses had a history of lying.

Mr. Sneddon knew all of this before he presented his case before a grand jury. For his own purposes, he presented it anyway.

What sexual predators do or don't do is again irrelevant to this case. What MJ did or didn't do in the 90's, the 80's, when he was a kid, is irrelevent. The judge made a judical error in allowing the tape to be admitted. Had MJ been convicted, it would have been grounds for appeal.

If the trial were perfect, the only thing that would matter is the evidence presented and the veracity, the credibility of the witnesses. Mr. Sneddon's evidence was weak, his judgement was tainted, and his witnesses were grifters.

What I find especially deplorable about this trail is the press and all of the people who convicted MJ before he ever appeared in court. We do have a constitution, don't we and isn't there something in there about "reasonable doubt"?

If MJ committed fifty acts of child molestation in the past, than convict him of those!!! Don't make him stand before the court based on false accusations and weak evidence and the political aspirations of some local DA. Reasonable doubt?? How about obvious doubt?
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The evidence in this case was irrelevent in the decision to charge MJ; much of it was put together after the charges were filed.


This is incorrect. Much of what was presented was simple testimony that required nothing but an interview beforehand, which they did.

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"Evidence" is often not the centerpiece on which the outcome of a trial is based, much as it should be. American history is replete with examples of people convicted with little or no evidence.


It is also chock-full of people who are currently running the streets, guilty as sin, despite a mountain of evidence. This is the problem with juries.

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Only on "Law & Order" is hearsay evidence inadmissible. In a real courtroom and under the right circumstances, hearsay evidence is admitted far too often - a lame or overworked defence attorney, a judge asleep at the wheel, a judge prejudicial to a case. Again, history is replete with cases of people convicted on hearsay evidence.


This is not true. You simply cannot get on the stand and talk about what someone else told you someone else said. Everyone in the courtroom would have to be braindead and in a coma while that was going on. People are frequently convicted of circumstantial evidence, but not hearsay.

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There was absolutely nothing "standard" about this case, unless it was the fact that a black man was standing in the docket.


Please. Michael hasn't been Black for years. And I maintain this case was very standard. It is extraordinary difficult to prove a rape case and even more difficult to prove child molestation where penetration does not frequently occur, the child feels shame and is not forthcoming with information, adults have been grooming the victim into thinking certain actions are acceptable, etc. That is facts.

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It was a malicious prosecution because the evidence was oh so very weak,


Malicious prosecution is when there is no evidence. absolutely nothing to justify the charges. Not weak evidence.

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because the "victim" had a history of lying and lied under oath,


He's a freaking kid!!!!! Everyday he's hounded by psychotic weirdos chanting outside for a man they don't even know from a hole in the wall because they bought a couple albums. I will never understand people who would rather believe the human sideshow that is Michael Jackson over a child.

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because the "victim" and his family had a monetary vested interest in the conviction of MJ,


They gained nothing monetarily from Michael. A civil case is not more easily won because of a criminal conviction because the standard is completely different in the two trials (see the OJ Simpson case). And if anything, they now stand to gain less money than if they would've filed a civil suit in the beginning because Michael is already broke and he has mounting legal fees. Furthermore, the family turned down a financial settlement prior to the trial.

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because other prosecution witnesses had a history of lying.


Yes, everyone was lying except for poor wittle Michael. Poor wittle Michael who doesn't even normally speak in that fake ass "child voice" he so often uses on TV and sleeps with strange boys . Yeah, he's one you can trust.

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What sexual predators do or don't do is again irrelevant to this case.


No, it's not. They have a pattern, which MJ fits. This is one of the ways you identify them.

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What MJ did or didn't do in the 90's, the 80's, when he was a kid, is irrelevent. The judge made a judical error in allowing the tape to be admitted. Had MJ been convicted, it would have been grounds for appeal.


What kind of judicial error???

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If the trial were perfect, the only thing that would matter is the evidence presented and the veracity, the credibility of the witnesses.


Indeed. Instead you had a bunch of drooling fangirls with dollar signs in their eyes who let a child molester run free without even a cursory glance at any of the evidence in front of them. If the trial were perfect, MJ would be hunched over in a jail cell someone getting "Child Molester Treatment" from other inmates.
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Originally posted by Frenchy:
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The evidence in this case was irrelevent in the decision to charge MJ; much of it was put together after the charges were filed.


This is incorrect. Much of what was presented was simple testimony that required nothing but an interview beforehand, which they did.

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"Evidence" is often not the centerpiece on which the outcome of a trial is based, much as it should be. American history is replete with examples of people convicted with little or no evidence.


It is also chock-full of people who are currently running the streets, guilty as sin, despite a mountain of evidence. This is the problem with juries.

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Only on "Law & Order" is hearsay evidence inadmissible. In a real courtroom and under the right circumstances, hearsay evidence is admitted far too often - a lame or overworked defence attorney, a judge asleep at the wheel, a judge prejudicial to a case. Again, history is replete with cases of people convicted on hearsay evidence.


This is not true. You simply cannot get on the stand and talk about what someone else told you someone else said. Everyone in the courtroom would have to be braindead and in a coma while that was going on. People are frequently convicted of circumstantial evidence, but not hearsay.

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There was absolutely nothing "standard" about this case, unless it was the fact that a black man was standing in the docket.


Please. Michael hasn't been Black for years. And I maintain this case was very standard. It is extraordinary difficult to prove a rape case and even more difficult to prove child molestation where penetration does not frequently occur, the child feels shame and is not forthcoming with information, adults have been grooming the victim into thinking certain actions are acceptable, etc. That is facts.

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It was a malicious prosecution because the evidence was oh so very weak,


Malicious prosecution is when there is no evidence. absolutely nothing to justify the charges. Not weak evidence.

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because the "victim" had a history of lying and lied under oath,


He's a freaking kid!!!!! Everyday he's hounded by psychotic weirdos chanting outside for a man they don't even know from a hole in the wall because they bought a couple albums. I will never understand people who would rather believe the human sideshow that is Michael Jackson over a child.

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because the "victim" and his family had a monetary vested interest in the conviction of MJ,


They gained nothing monetarily from Michael. A civil case is not more easily won because of a criminal conviction because the standard is completely different in the two trials (see the OJ Simpson case). And if anything, they now stand to gain less money than if they would've filed a civil suit in the beginning because Michael is already broke and he has mounting legal fees. Furthermore, the family turned down a financial settlement prior to the trial.

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because other prosecution witnesses had a history of lying.


Yes, everyone was lying except for poor wittle Michael. Poor wittle Michael who doesn't even normally speak in that fake ass "child voice" he so often uses on TV and sleeps with strange boys . Yeah, he's one you can trust.

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What sexual predators do or don't do is again irrelevant to this case.


No, it's not. They have a pattern, which MJ fits. This is one of the ways you identify them.

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What MJ did or didn't do in the 90's, the 80's, when he was a kid, is irrelevent. The judge made a judical error in allowing the tape to be admitted. Had MJ been convicted, it would have been grounds for appeal.


What kind of judicial error???

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If the trial were perfect, the only thing that would matter is the evidence presented and the veracity, the credibility of the witnesses.


Indeed. Instead you had a bunch of drooling fangirls with dollar signs in their eyes who let a child molester run free without even a cursory glance at any of the evidence in front of them. If the trial were perfect, MJ would be hunched over in a jail cell someone getting "Child Molester Treatment" from other inmates.

At issue and the only thing that should be germane to this verdict is the evidence, the witnesses, and the veracity of those witnesses. There was "reasonable doubt", ergo "not guilty".

The possibility that MJ committed an earlier crime and escaped prosecution with his checkbook, that he held a baby over a third-floor balcony, that he had his skin lightened, his nose bobbed, his hair straightened, his personality, his voice, his music, his fans, that criminals often walk, that he has distanced himself from the Afro-American Community, what his dog had for breakfast... all are irrelevant, prejudicial, and inadmissable. We may not like all of these things but none of it has anything to do with this specific case or his specific guilt.

That the primary witness for the proscecution was a kid, hounded by the press, hounded by "weirdos", hounded by his family, is also irrelevant. False testimony is not made acceptible because the witness is a child.

A civil case IS always more easily won under any circustances because the standards of proof are less stringent and in some states, only require a majority verdict.

MJ was convicted by the media and by our prejudicial attitudes towards him long before he ever stepped into the courtroom.

Every hackneyed journalist had an opinion, most of them unfavorable to MJ. Even now they condemn the jury and the verdict. And yet none of us was there; none of these people who are so ready to send him to prison listened to the day to day testimony, looked into the eyes of the witnesses, evaluated the behavior of the court. The white community convicted him because he's black; the black community convicted him because he doesn't want to be black. Neither of these factors has anything to do with this his guilt or innocence in this specific case.

Even after the verdict, everyone who wasn't there is second-guessing and condemming the verdict. In it's survey, the ubiquitous MSN reports that 58% of repondants believe the verdict was not fair. Fair? Since when did "fair" count in a courtroom or in the media?

But the survey in and of itself is an injustice because it contributes to the perception that MJ was guilty and that he walked. Yet how many of the respondants attended the trail? How many respondants were influenced by a biased media? And finally, how many African American families have access to the internet and were able to vote? And MSN has the self-serving hypocrisy to display in tiny letters "Not a scientifically valid survey". Please excuse us. We're not responsible for our shabby journalism.

And finally, MJ may well fit the pattern but that's all it is, a generality, a supposed image of behavior. It does not preclude his innocence.
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The evidence in this case was irrelevent in the decision to charge MJ; much of it was put together after the charges were filed.


This is incorrect. Much of what was presented was simple testimony that required nothing but an interview beforehand, which they did.

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"Evidence" is often not the centerpiece on which the outcome of a trial is based, much as it should be. American history is replete with examples of people convicted with little or no evidence.


It is also chock-full of people who are currently running the streets, guilty as sin, despite a mountain of evidence. This is the problem with juries.

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Only on "Law & Order" is hearsay evidence inadmissible. In a real courtroom and under the right circumstances, hearsay evidence is admitted far too often - a lame or overworked defence attorney, a judge asleep at the wheel, a judge prejudicial to a case. Again, history is replete with cases of people convicted on hearsay evidence.


This is not true. You simply cannot get on the stand and talk about what someone else told you someone else said. Everyone in the courtroom would have to be braindead and in a coma while that was going on. People are frequently convicted of circumstantial evidence, but not hearsay.

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There was absolutely nothing "standard" about this case, unless it was the fact that a black man was standing in the docket.


Please. Michael hasn't been Black for years. And I maintain this case was very standard. It is extraordinary difficult to prove a rape case and even more difficult to prove child molestation where penetration does not frequently occur, the child feels shame and is not forthcoming with information, adults have been grooming the victim into thinking certain actions are acceptable, etc. That is facts.

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It was a malicious prosecution because the evidence was oh so very weak,


Malicious prosecution is when there is no evidence. absolutely nothing to justify the charges. Not weak evidence.

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because the "victim" had a history of lying and lied under oath,


He's a freaking kid!!!!! Everyday he's hounded by psychotic weirdos chanting outside for a man they don't even know from a hole in the wall because they bought a couple albums. I will never understand people who would rather believe the human sideshow that is Michael Jackson over a child.

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because the "victim" and his family had a monetary vested interest in the conviction of MJ,


They gained nothing monetarily from Michael. A civil case is not more easily won because of a criminal conviction because the standard is completely different in the two trials (see the OJ Simpson case). And if anything, they now stand to gain less money than if they would've filed a civil suit in the beginning because Michael is already broke and he has mounting legal fees. Furthermore, the family turned down a financial settlement prior to the trial.

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because other prosecution witnesses had a history of lying.


Yes, everyone was lying except for poor wittle Michael. Poor wittle Michael who doesn't even normally speak in that fake ass "child voice" he so often uses on TV and sleeps with strange boys . Yeah, he's one you can trust.

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What sexual predators do or don't do is again irrelevant to this case.


No, it's not. They have a pattern, which MJ fits. This is one of the ways you identify them.

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What MJ did or didn't do in the 90's, the 80's, when he was a kid, is irrelevent. The judge made a judical error in allowing the tape to be admitted. Had MJ been convicted, it would have been grounds for appeal.


What kind of judicial error???

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If the trial were perfect, the only thing that would matter is the evidence presented and the veracity, the credibility of the witnesses.


Indeed. Instead you had a bunch of drooling fangirls with dollar signs in their eyes who let a child molester run free without even a cursory glance at any of the evidence in front of them. If the trial were perfect, MJ would be hunched over in a jail cell someone getting "Child Molester Treatment" from other inmates.



*you sure know allot not to have your azz there with the jury.....reasonable doubt gives a presumption of innocence.....not that guilt-by-accusation schit that american society postures itself to embrace whenever a rich black has a trial...........
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The possibility that MJ committed an earlier crime and escaped prosecution with his checkbook, that he held a baby over a third-floor balcony, that he had his skin lightened, his nose bobbed, his hair straightened, his personality, his voice, his music, his fans, that criminals often walk, that he has distanced himself from the Afro-American Community, what his dog had for breakfast... all are irrelevant, prejudicial, and inadmissable.


What are you talking about? Those things were not admitted into evidence and those things don't comprise the complete reason why I believe the man is guilty as sin.

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That the primary witness for the proscecution was a kid, hounded by the press, hounded by "weirdos", hounded by his family, is also irrelevant. False testimony is not made acceptible because the witness is a child.


I was responding to your comment that the victim had a "history of lying." Everyone, save Jesus, has a "history of lying." That's a pretty ridiculous thing to lobby at a child.

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A civil case IS always more easily won under any circustances because the standards of proof are less stringent and in some states, only require a majority verdict.


Exactly! That's exactly what I said. You were the one who said the family had a motive in pursuing criminal charges because they had their eyes on a civil case. Your exact words were: "because the 'victim' and his family had a monetary vested interest in the conviction of MJ." They certainly didn't stand to gain any money from the criminal trial. Careful, you're starting to agree with me Razz

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MJ was convicted by the media and by our prejudicial attitudes towards him long before he ever stepped into the courtroom.


Have you seen the Bashir documentary Michael particpated in where he expounded on his love of sleeping with little boys? Where he spoke while holding the victim in an embrace? Have you seen the Smoking Gun documents regarding the police evidence in the first molestation case? Have you seen this man repeatedly make appareance surrounded by a gaggle of young boys? I think it's a far stretch to say that people are just being prejudicial. It is a reasonable conclusion that he would be seen as a child molestor.

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Every hackneyed journalist had an opinion, most of them unfavorable to MJ. Even now they condemn the jury and the verdict. And yet none of us was there; none of these people who are so ready to send him to prison listened to the day to day testimony, looked into the eyes of the witnesses, evaluated the behavior of the court.


There were journalists inside the courtoom who gave commentary at the end of each day's proceedings. E! also received transcripts and put together a literal re-enactment of the day's events. Fox News' Roger Friedman had a source within the Jackson camp and wrote very in-depth articles (in SUPPORT of Jackson, I might add) about what was going on behind-the-scenes and in court. I kept myself very aware of what was happening and that is how I formulated my opinions. I know that I am not the only ordinary citizen to do so. I'd imagine that most journalists covering the story would've done the same at a minimum.

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The white community convicted him because he's black; the black community convicted him because he doesn't want to be black. Neither of these factors has anything to do with this his guilt or innocence in this specific case.


Again, I think you're subscribing people's personal opinions about whether they like Michael Jackson to how they feel about the verdict. I think he's a freak who hates himself, but I'm certainly not stupid enough to want to convict someone based on that alone. There are plenty of reasons why people can think Jackson is guilty or innocent that have nothing to do with what they think of him as a person or an entertainer.

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Even after the verdict, everyone who wasn't there is second-guessing and condemming the verdict. In it's survey, the ubiquitous MSN reports that 58% of repondants believe the verdict was not fair. Fair? Since when did "fair" count in a courtroom or in the media?But the survey in and of itself is an injustice because it contributes to the perception that MJ was guilty and that he walked. Yet how many of the respondants attended the trail? How many respondants were influenced by a biased media? And finally, how many African American families have access to the internet and were able to vote? And MSN has the self-serving hypocrisy to display in tiny letters "Not a scientifically valid survey". Please excuse us. We're not responsible for our shabby journalism.


What is your gripe? That people aren't dancing in the streets because Jackson is free?? Who cares if most people are unhappy with the verdict? It had no bearing in the courtroom. They run these polls after everything under the sun. They are quick internet polls. The results are not trotted out before Congress or taken into account when lawmakers are mulling over new legislation. They are a reflection of what the MSN internet audience thinks. They had a similar one after Robert Blake was found Not Guilty (and people again did not agree with that verdict).

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And finally, MJ may well fit the pattern but that's all it is, a generality, a supposed image of behavior. It does not preclude his innocence.


I agree with you here, chilewillow. No, it does not preclude his innocence. But it is one more piece of information I've used in formulating my views. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, chances are...
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*you sure know allot not to have your azz there with the jury


Is that supposed to be some kind of smartass diss because I am well-informed? Please! It's called The News. Look into it.

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.....reasonable doubt gives a presumption of innocence.....not that guilt-by-accusation schit that american society postures itself to embrace whenever a rich black has a trial...........


It has nothing to do with Black. It's all about Rich. People are dazzled and frazzled by money and those who seemingly have it.
"Reasonable doubt gives a presumption of innocence" even when the accused is a duck.

Any black man brought to trial better be prepared to prove he didn't do it because the presumption of innocence is often absent. And in afluent Santa Barbara County where MJ is an embarrassment, it has much to do with "color", skin tone not withstanding.

There were political and monetary motivation behind his indictment. That MJ was indicted on such weak evidence presented by liable witnesses is a national shame.

MJ may be odd and we don't like him because he doesn't like who he is. But that still doesn't equal guilt, despite Rubert Murdoch and FOX Network News analysis.

That he had the courage to stand trail in Santa Barbara County is to his credit. The only redeeming quality about this whole event is that the jury did the right thing. And shame on the rest of us for not seeing it the way they did.
...although Michael Jackson was acquitted, in the eyes of the masses he is still considered a child molester.

.....One or more of the jurists even stated this. The only reason that Michael Jackson was acquitted is the lack of credibility on the part of the prosecution. In several other documented incidents, Michael Jackson has paid the tune of millions, to several individuals, as "hush money" in an out of court settlement, rather than face criminal indictment for his actions.

This is not the MO of any truly innocent individual, especially anyone of Michael Jackson's clout, who would have the resources to rebutt such a claim over paying over twenty million dollars in damages.

Although he was acquitted of being a child molester, in this most recent trial, the majority of people have still branded Michael Jackson as being a child molester and rightfully so.

The question being ask by many individuals, and the Media, on the West Coast, is, "Now that Michael Jackson has been acquitted, will Michael Jackson continue his old habit of molesting and/or sleeping with young boys?"

....It is going to be next to impossible, if not impossible, for Michael Jackson to change the hearts and minds of many individuals, one being me, that Michael Jackson is not a child molester.

Although he escaped conviction, Michael Jackson remains a child molester. Once any individual is deemed as being a child molester, the responsible residents of any community will go to any length to remove such an individual from their community. This would be especially true in any affluent community, composed of parents, and their children.

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton
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so Lofton....if he is a child molester why don't you speak out against the parents who were willing to let their kids get molested to get MJ's money? What do you think of those money grubbing white folks who did not even take their kids to get a medical exam before the got a lawyer or waited until they thought it was the right time to present their accusation?
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Originally posted by chilewillow:
"Reasonable doubt gives a presumption of innocence" even when the accused is a duck.

Any black man brought to trial better be prepared to prove he didn't do it because the presumption of innocence is often absent. And in afluent Santa Barbara County where MJ is an embarrassment, it has much to do with "color", skin tone not withstanding.

There were political and monetary motivation behind his indictment. That MJ was indicted on such weak evidence presented by liable witnesses is a national shame.

MJ may be odd and we don't like him because he doesn't like who he is. But that still doesn't equal guilt, despite Rubert Murdoch and FOX Network News analysis.

That he had the courage to stand trail in Santa Barbara County is to his credit. The only redeeming quality about this whole event is that the jury did the right thing. And shame on the rest of us for not seeing it the way they did.


I am glad you are te voice of reason....do not pay attention to that negro below..he hates everything black, is probably white because he even swears the civil rights movement and Dr King's efforts did not benefit him.....and that is just plain stupid to say....if the negro is past 45, he remebers segregation....but the way he subordinates to whites....he probably longs for those days again......
"I am glad you are te voice of reason....do not pay attention to that negro below..he hates everything black, is probably white because he even swears the civil rights movement and Dr King's efforts did not benefit him.....and that is just plain stupid to say....if the negro is past 45, he remebers segregation....but the way he subordinates to whites....he probably longs for those days again......" by Kevin41

....again I pick and choose my own heroes, not you!

Michael Jackson, the child molester, did not associate with Black people, or even think about spending his millions in any Black community, when he was riding high.

If it were not for Michael Jackson being faced with criminal indictment, for yet one more child molestation criminal indictment, Michael Jackson would not have had even the slightest interest in any thought of having any connection to the Black community.

.....and Michael Jackson is definitely not in the running for being one of the truly oppressed of Black America.

......now as for loving the ground that Caucasians walk on, there is not a better living specimen, the specimen being wishing he could be something that he will never be Caucasian wanna be Michael Jackson.

Sincerely,

Michael Lofton
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Originally posted by Frenchy:
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*you sure know allot not to have your azz there with the jury


Is that supposed to be some kind of smartass diss because I am well-informed? Please! It's called The News. Look into it.

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.....reasonable doubt gives a presumption of innocence.....not that guilt-by-accusation schit that american society postures itself to embrace whenever a rich black has a trial...........


It has nothing to do with Black. It's all about Rich. People are dazzled and frazzled by money and those who seemingly have it.


Race has everything to do with it....look at the difference between the way Robert Blake and OJ were handled....because of the interracial thing....and if you want to talk about money not being the issue....look at the brother whose truck was shot 120 times for backing out....and a white man, with a gun was shot once in the shoulder.....but if I have to explain the significance of race in america, then I guess history means nothing....but now I know why black people tend to not give a f-k what others think....because black people, particularly the poor are never given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to justice.....an accusation is just like an indictment......the jury said it was flaky...and some of you STILL swear the man molested the boys..i see it as just another case of some parasitic poor whites trying to milk a black person, just like kobe and just like the oj civil trial....but i'm kool....as a progressive black man.......I can tell how people have tried to view me....and I come from a squeaky clean family, never been a part of te system and always overacheived...it has never meant shit outside of my close circle and when it is time to get paid....we are never evaluated fairly and I expect it to always be as such....that is why black people who give a schit about what others think...particularly racist whites and self-hating negroes....have some adequacy issues of their own........but i'm kool...i'l just stay separate and apart.......
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Originally posted by Michael:


Michael Jackson, the child molester, did not associate with Black people, or even think about spending his millions in any Black community, when he was riding high.


Sincerely,

Michael Lofton



**Once again..get your facts straight......you never know what the f-k you are talking about..Mike has given plenty of money to black causes and has expressed himself as being a black man many times...no matter what the f-k jealous azz people say in circles......read below and see why like dymally and emmitt till and many other things....you have no credibility and therefore are never taken serious...it is too easy to prove that you say shit you cannot substantiate.......


Charitable Contributions

January 10, 1984: Michael visits the unit for burn victims at Brotman-Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.

April 9, 1984: David Smithee, a 14-year-old boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis is invited to Michael's home. It was David's last wish to meet Michael. He dies 7 weeks later.

April 14, 1984: Michael equips a 19-bed-unit at Mount Senai New York Medical Center. This center is part of the T.J. Martell-Foundation for leukemia and cancer research.

July 5, 1984: During the Jackson's press conference at Tavern On The Green, Michael announces that his part of the earnings from the Victory Tour will be donated to three charitable organizations: The United Negro College Fund, Camp Good Times, and the T.J. Martell-Foundation.

July 14, 1984: After the first concert of the Victory Tour, Michael meets 8 terminally ill children backstage.

December 13, 1984: Michael visits the Brotman Memorial Hospital, where he had been treated when he was burned very badly during the producing of a Pepsi commercial. He donates all the money he receives from Pepsi, $1.5 million, to the Michael Jackson Burn Center for Children.

January 28, 1985: Michael and 44 other artists meet to record "We Are The World", written by Michael and Lionel Ritchie. The proceeds of this record are donated to the starving people in Africa.

1986: Michael set up the "Michael Jackson UNCF Endowed Scholarship Fund". This $1.5 million fund is aimed towards students majoring in performance art and communications, with money given each year to students attending a UNCF member college or university.

February 28, 1986: After having had a heart-transplant, 14-year-old Donna Ashlock from California gets a call from Michael Jackson. He had heard that she is a big fan of his. Michael invites her to his home as soon as she is feeling better. This visit takes place on March 8th. Donna stays for dinner and watches a movie together with Michael.

September 13, 1987: Michael supports a campaign against racism. He supports efforts of the NAACP, to fight prejudices against black artists.

October 1987: At the end of his Bad Tour, Michael donates some personal items to the UNESCO for a charitable auction. The proceeds will be for the education of children in developing countries.

February 1, 1988: The Song "Man In the Mirror" enters the charts. The proceeds from the sales of this record goes to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a camp for children who suffer from cancer.

March 1, 1988: At a press conference held by his sponsor Pepsi, Michael presents a $600,000 check to the United Negro College Fund.

April 1988: Free tickets are given away for three concerts in Atlanta, Georgia to the Make A Wish Foundation.

May 22, 1988: Michael visits children who suffer from cancer in the Bambini-Gesu Children's Hospital in Rome. He signs autographs and gives away sweets and records to the little patients. He promises a check of 100,000 pounds to the hospital.

July 16, 1988: Before a concert at Wembley Stadium Michael meets the Prince of Wales and his wife Diana. He hands over a check of 150,000 pounds for the Prince's Trust, and a check of 100,000 pounds for the children's hospital at Great Ormond Street.

July 20, 1988: Michael visits terminally ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital. At a unit for less critical patients he stays a little bit longer and tells a story.

August 29, 1988: At his 30th birthday Michael performs a concert in Leeds, England for the English charity-organization "Give For Life". The goal of this organization is the immunization of children. Michael presents a check for 65,000 pounds.

December 1988: Michael visits 12-year-old David Rothenburg. His father had 5 years earlier burned him very badly in an act of revenge against his former wife.

January 1989: The proceeds of one of Michael's shows in Los Angeles are donated to Childhelp USA, the biggest charity-organization against child-abuse. In appreciation of the contributions of Michael, Childhelp of Southern California is founding the "Michael Jackson International Institute for Research On Child Abuse".

January 10, 1989: The Bad Tour comes to an end. Under-privileged children are donated tickets for each concert and Michael donates money to hospitals, orphanages and charity-organizations.

February 7, 1989: Michael visits the Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, California. Some weeks earlier a 25-year-old man had fired at the school's playground. 5 children had been killed and 39 had been wounded.

March 5, 1989: Michael invites 200 deprived children of the St. Vincent Institute for handicapped children and of the organization Big Brothers and Big Sisters to the Circus Vargas in Santa Barbara. After this event he invites them to his ranch to introduce his private zoo at his Neverland Ranch to them.

November 13, 1989: The organization "Wishes Granted" helps 4-year-old Darian Pagan, who suffers from leukemia to meet Michael. Michael invites the little boy to a performance of Canadian acrobats.

December 28, 1989: Young Ryan White, who suffers from hemophilia, spends his holidays on Michael's ranch. Ryan had been infected with AIDS by contaminated blood transfusions in 1984. After he was excluded from his school in Kokomo, Ryan fought against the discrimination of AIDS victims.

January 6, 1990: Michael invites 82 abused and neglected children through Childhelp to his Neverland Ranch. There are games, a Barbeque and a movie show provided for them.

July 1990: 45 children from the Project Dream Street, Los Angeles, for children with life-threatening illness are invited to Neverland Valley.

August 18, 1990: Michael invites 130 children of the YMCA summer program of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara to his Neverland Ranch.

May 6, 1991: Michael is invited to the Jane Goodall Charity event. Michael supports her, an advocate of behavioral research concerning chimpanzees in Gombe, Nigeria for more than 30 years.

July 26, 1991: Michael pays a visit to the Youth Sports & Art Foundation in Los Angeles. This Foundation supports families of gang members, and helps dealing with drug-abuse. Michael talks to the kids and presents them with a wide-screen TV set and a financial gift.

December 1991: Michael's office MJJ Productions treats needy families in Los Angeles with more than 200 turkey dinners.

February 1992: Within 11 days Michael covers 30,000 miles in Africa, to visit hospitals, orphanages, schools, churches, and institutions for mentally handicapped children.

February 3, 1992: At a press conference at the New York Radio City Music Hall, Michael announces that he is planning a new world tour, to raise funds for his new "Heal The World" Foundation. This Foundation will support the fight against AIDS, Juvenile Diabetes and will support the Camp Ronald McDonald and the Make A Wish Foundation.

May 6, 1992: Michael defrays the funeral-expenses for Ramon Sanchez, who was killed during the Los Angeles riots.

June 23, 1992: At a press conference in London, Michael makes an announcement about his Heal The World Foundation.

June 26, 1992: Michael presents the Mayor of Munich, Mr. Kronawitter, with a 40,000 DM-check for the needy people of the city.

June 29, 1992: Michael visits the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam and presents a check for 100,000 pounds.

July 1992: Michael donated L. 821,477,296 to La Partita del Cuore (The Heart Match) in Rome and donated 120,000 DM to children's charities in Estonia and Latvia.

July 25, 1992: On the occasion of a concert in Dublin, Ireland, Michael announces that he will give 400,000 pounds of the tour earnings to various charities.

July 29, 1992: Michael visits the Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospital in London. To the surprise the children, he brings Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse from Euro-Disney to the hospital.

July 31, 1992: On the Eve of his second concert at Wembley Stadium, Michael presents Prince Charles with a check of 200,000 pounds for the Prince's Trust.

August 16, 1992: 6 year old Nicholas Killen, who lost his eyesight caused by a life aiding cancer surgery, meets Michael backstage in Leeds, England.

September 1992: Michael donated 1 million pesetas to charity headed by the Queen of Spain.

September 30, 1992: President Iliescu of Romania inaugurates a playground for 500 orphans which Michael has financed. Michael discusses his Heal The World Foundation.

October 1, 1992: Michael chooses a concert in Bucharest, Romania for worldwide television broadcast. Bucharest is a logical choice due to the numerous orphanages the country is known for.

November 24, 1992: At Kennedy Airport in New York, Michael supervises the loading of 43 tons of medication, blankets, and winter clothes destined for Sarajevo. The Heal The World Foundation collaborates with AmeriCares to bring resources totaling $2.1 million to Sarajevo. They will be allocated under the supervision of the United Nations.

December 10, 1992: During a press conference at the American Ambassy in Tokyo Michael is presented with a check for $100,000 for the Heal The World Foundation by Tour Sponsor Pepsi.

December 26, 1992: During a broadcast request for donations to the United Negro College Fund, Michael declares: "Black Colleges and Universities are breeding some of the leading personalities of our time. They are on top in business, justice, science and technologies, politics and religion. I am proud, that the Michael Jackson Scholarship Program enabled more than 200 young men and women to get a qualified education."

January 19, 1993: Michael is one of the stars to perform at the Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton. Before he sings "Gone Too Soon" he draws the attention to the plights of the victims of AIDS and mentions his friend Ryan White.

January 26, 1993: At a press conference held at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles, Michael is presented with a $200,000 donation from the National Football League and the Sponsors of the Super Bowl. He gets another $500,000 from the BEST Foundation for his Heal The World Foundation. At this occasion the foundation of "Heal L.A." is officially announced.

February 1993: In association with Sega, launched an initiative to distribute more than $108,000 of computer games and equipment to children's hospitals, children's homes, and children's charities throughout the U.K.

March 1993: The foundation of an independent film company is announced. They will produce family-oriented movies. A part of the earnings will go to the Heal The World Foundation.

March 27, 1993: At a meeting at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Michael gives a 5-minute speech to 1200 teachers and politicians.

April 26, 1993: Within his "Heal LA" tour, Michael visits the Watta Health Foundation, and two schools in Los Angeles South Central.

May 5, 1993: Former President Jimmy Carter and Michael, who are chairmen of the "Heal Our Children/Heal The World" initiative, are in Atlanta to promote their "Atlanta Project Immunization Drive".

June 1993: Michael has announced that he will donate $1.25 million for children who have suffered from the riots in Los Angeles.

June 1993: 100 children from the Challengers Boys and Girls Club visit Neverland.

June 10, 1993: Michael promotes the new DARE-program. The purpose of the program is to inform children about the dangers of drug abuse.

June 18, 1993: Michael pays a visit to a hospital in Washington. He spends several hours with the young patients and plays chess with some of them.

August 1993: With Pepsi-Cola Thailand, donated $40,000 to Crown Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's charity, the Rural School Children and Youth Development Fund, in support of school lunch programs in rural villages in Thailand.

August 1993: In conjunction with Pepsi-Cola International, donated new ambulances to the Contacts One Independent Living Center for Children in Moscow, Russia and the Hospital de Ninos Dr. Ricardo Gutierrez in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

October 1993: Donated $100,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, the Children's Diabetes Foundation, the Atlanta Project, and the Boys and Girl Clubs of Newark, New Jersey.

October 22, 1993: Michael visits a hospital in Santiago.

October 28, 1993: Michael makes it possible for 5000 underprivileged children to visit the Reino Aventura Park, where the whale Keiko ("Free Willy") is living.

November 5, 1993: Michael is guest at a children's party at the Hard Rock Cafe in Mexico City.

December 1993: With the Gorbachev Foundation, airlifted 60,000 doses of children's vaccines to Tblisi, Georgia.

December 16, 1993: The Heal The World Foundation UK supports "Operation Christmas Child" delivering toys, sweets, gifts and food to children in former Yugoslavia.

1994: Michael donates $500,000 to Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS Foundation.

January 7, 1994: On the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Michael gives a party for more than 100 underprivileged children at his Neverland Ranch.

February 22, 1994: "The Jackson Family Honors" is televised. The earnings of the show are given to their own newly formed charity, "Family Caring for Families".

August 6, 1994: Michael and his wife Lisa Marie are visiting two children's hospitals in Budapest. They distribute toys to the ill children.

1995: Michael wants to free dolphins who have been locked up for years. He believes there should be legal guidelines about the way dolphins have to live in zoos and parks.

March 1995: Little Bela Farkas received a new liver. Michael and Lisa Marie met this 4-year-old boy during their trip to Hungary in 1994. Michael did everything to help Bela, whose only chance to live was getting a new liver. The Heal The World Foundation covered the surgery and the cost for caring.

June 21, 1996: Michael donated a four-times platinum disc of "HIStory" in aid of the Dunblane appeal at the Royal Oak Hotel, Sevenoaks in England.

July 18, 1996: In Soweto, South Africa Michael is laying down a wreath of flowers for youngsters who have been killed during the fights involving Apartheid.

September 1996: The first Sports Festival "Hope" was held for orphans and disadvantaged children. 3000 children and 600 volunteers took part in the Sports Festival and Michael Jackson was a special guest.

September 6, 1996: Michael visits the children's unit of a hospital in Prague.

October 1996: Michael visited a hospital for mentally challenged children in Kaoshiung, Taiwan and offered 2,000 free tickets to the sold out performance in Kaoshiung.

October 1, 1996: Michael donated the proceeds of his Tunisia concert to "The National Solidarity Fund", a charity dedicated to fighting poverty.

October 3, 1996: Michael visits a children's hospital and brings small gifts for the patients during a HIStory tour visit in Amsterdam. A room in the hospital (for parents who want to be with their children) is named after Michael.

November 1, 1996: Michael donates most of the earnings from a HIStory concert in Bombay, India to the poor people of the country.

November 7, 1996: Before his first concert in Auckland, New Zealand, Michael fulfills the wish of little Emely Smith, who is suffering from cancer, who wants to meet Michael.

November 25, 1996: Michael visited the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, delivering toys, signing autographs, and visiting with children.

December 9, 1996: During a HIStory tour visit in Manila, Michael visits a children's hospital. He announces that a part of his concert earnings will be donated to the renovation of the hospital.

January 25, 1997: Michael waved his personal fee for his Bombay appearance and donated $1.1 million to a local charity helping to educate children living in slums.

April 4, 1997: British magazine "OK!" is publishing exclusive photos of Michael's son Prince. The magazine pays about 1 million pounds for the photos. Michael donates the money to charity.

June 18, 1997: Michael signed the "Children in Need" book auctioned by the charity UNESCO.

September 1998: Michael meets 5 year old Aza Woods, who suffers from cancer, at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. Michael introduces Aza to the attraction "Star Trek: The Experience" and spends the rest of the afternoon with the little boy. Finally Michael invites Aza to spend some time with him at his Neverland Ranch.

November 16, 1998: Michael arrives in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a member of the American Delegation invited by the Minister of Defense. The delegation thanks the government of Zimbabwe for helping to keep the peace in this area.

September 4, 1999: Michael presented Nelson Mandela with a check for 1,000,000 South African rand for the "Nelson Mandela Children's Fund."

January 22, 2000: During Christmas last year a violent storm ravaged the park of the Chateau de Versailles and destroyed 10,000 trees in the park. The estimated cost for rebuilding the park is around $20 million. Some celebrities are supporting the restoration of the park. French officials are reporting that Michael Jackson is one of them. He was one of the first people to donate money to this cause.

October 28, 2000:Michael painted a plate to be auctioned for the "Carousel of Hope Ball" benefiting childhood diabetes research.

March 6, 2001: Michael donated a black hat, a birthday phone-call and a jacket worn at the Monaco Music Awards in 2000 to the Movie Action for Children auction, an event being given by UNICEF with all proceeds will going to UNICEF's efforts to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Africa.

March 26, 2001: Michael handed out books to young people at a Newark, NJ theater. The event, which helped to launch the Michael Jackson International Book Club, part of his new Heal the Kids charity, aims to promote childhood reading and encourage parents to return to reading bedtime stories.

September 15, 2002: Michael donated 16 exclusively autographed items consisting of CD's, videos and 2 cotton napkins to aid in the support of the victims of a severe flood in Germany. These items were auctioned off for charity and managed to raise 3935 Euro (US$ 3,814).

October 12, 2002: Michael Jackson invited more than 200 Team Vandenberg members, who recently returned from overseas deployments, and their families to his Neverland Ranch. This was to show his appreciation for the sacrifices the military in his community make.

November 19-29, 2002: Michael donated an autographed teddy bear dressed in his likeness to Siegfried & Roy's celebrity teddy bear auction. This auction benefits Opportunity Village which is a non-profit organization based in Las Vegas (USA) that enhances the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families. Michael's autographed teddy bear raised $5,000 for the charity.

November 21, 2002: Michael donated a jacket to the The Bambi Charity Event in Berlin which raised $16,000.

April 25, 2002: Michael Jackson performed at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee at the Apollo Theater in Harlem helping to raise nearly $3 million dollars towards voter registration.

June 2003: The Wolf family, who experienced serious damages to their belongings during the flood in Saxony, Germany last August, was invited to Berlin by Michael Jackson when he was at the Bambi Awards. On that occasion Michael invited them to Neverland. In June, they spent three days at Neverland, meeting Michael and his children.


Charity Awards

May 14, 1984: At a ceremony in the White House President Reagan presents Michael an award for special efforts; he is honored for his participation in a national ad campaign against drunk driving.

January 1989: The "Say Yes To A Youngsters Future" program honors Michael in recognition of his efforts to encourage children to natural sciences and award him with the "National Urban Coalition Artist/Humanitarian Of The Year Award".

March 1989: At the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California, Michael receives the Black Radio Special Award for his humanitarian efforts.

September 22, 1989: The Capital Children's Museum awards Michael with the Best Of Washington 1989 Humanitarian Award in recognition of his efforts to raise money for the museum, and for his never-ending support of children.

February 3, 1990: From Japan Michael receives a Role Model Award.

April 5, 1990: During a ceremony, where Michael is awarded as "Entertainer Of The Decade", Michael meets President George Bush, who honors him with the "Point Of Light" award. Michael receives this award for his philanthropic activities. President Bush explains Michael's humanitarian commitments to the press.

September 14, 1990: The Council of the American Scouts honors Michael with the first "Good Scout Humanitarian Award". Michael receives this award for his humanitarian activities by supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, the Prince's Trust, the United Negro College Fund and Childhelp USA.

October 23, 1990: Michael Jackson and Elton John will be the first recipients of the award in memory of Ryan White, which will be handed over in 1991.

May 1, 1992: President George Bush presents Michael with the "Point of Light" award for his continuing support of deprived children. During his stay, Michael visits little Raynal Pope, who had been injured very badly by dogs.

June 3, 1992: The organization "One To One", who is caring for better living conditions of young people, honors Michael with an award for his commitment to deprived youngsters.

July 1993: The American Friends of Hebrew University honors Michael with the Scopus Award 1993.

August 1993: The Jack The Rapper Awards are presented and Michael is honored with the "Our Children, Our Hope Of Tomorrow" award.

November 17, 1993: Michael rejects the Scopus Award. He was nominated for this award, which was planned to be given him on January 29th, 1994.

April 12, 1994: On occasion of the 2nd Children's Choice Award ceremony at Cit Center in New York, Michael is presented with the "Caring For Kids" award. This award is to honor celebrities, who take time for young people. 100,000 children and young people from 8 to 18 years old gave Michael their vote of confidence. The Children's Choice Awards are sponsored by Body Sculpt, a charity organization, that offers drug-prevention programs for young people.

November 2, 1995: Michael receives the award "Diamont of Africa".

March, 30, 1996: The Ark Trust-Foundation, who wants to draw the attention of the public eye on animal's problems, presents the 10th Genesis Award. Michael is presented with the 1995 Doris Day Award. He gets this award for the "Earth Song" video, which draws attention to the plight of the animals.

May 1, 1999: At the Bollywood awards in New York, Michael is presented with an award for his humanitarian activities. The award is signed: "Though he comes from the young American tradition, Michael is the embodiment of an old indian soul. His actions are an expression of the philosophy of Weda, which asked to work for the people - not for one's own interests."

April 1, 2004: At the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C., Michael was presented with a humanitarian award by the African Ambassadors' Spouses Association in honor of his work fighting AIDS in Africa.

Organizations

The Millennium-Issue of the "Guinness Book Of Records" names Michael as the Pop Star who supports the most charity organizations. The following projects are supported by Michael Jackson:

AIDS Project L.A.
American Cancer Society
Angel Food
Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
BMI Foundation
Brotherhood Crusade
Brothman Burn Center
Camp Ronald McDonald
Childhelp U.S.A.
Children's Institute International
Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
Congressional Black Caucus
Dakar Foundation
Dreamstreet Kids
Dreams Come True Charity
Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
Heal The World Foundation
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
Love Match
Make A Wish Foundation
Minority Aids Project
Motown Museum
NAACP
National Rainbow Coalition
Rotary Club of Australia
Society of Singers
Starlight Foundation
The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
Transafrica
United Negro College Fund
United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
Volunteers of America
Watts Summer Festival
Wish Granting
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw

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