Whose justice? Recent Court Verdicts Highlight the Ongoing War Against Women

The divergent verdicts rendered in the Peterson and Blake/Bakley spousal murder cases in California highlight the ongoing war against women. The evening news brings two very different results in two California courtrooms. Robert Blake is acquitted of all charges in the death of his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley. He had been accused of shooting her to death after his attempts to hire a hit man were unsuccessful. Some of the hit men apparently testified at trial. Then there’s the conspicuously absent co-defendant who, after being cleared of charges, invoked his Fifth Amendment right to avoid testifying. Also on the news is the finding that Scott Peterson, previously convicted of killing his 8-months-pregnant wife, Lacie, will receive the death penalty for those convictions.

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