An all-white jury in Kansas just sentenced a black male, Albert N. Wilson, because 3 years ago the now 23 year old, then 20 year old, met a white teen, then 17 years old, in a bar called the Jayhawk Cafe for adults 21 years or older. The two ended up making out with each other after having drinks at the bar and that has landed Wilson in jail for a 12 year sentence.
On April 3, 2019, the Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny sentenced Wilson, a college graduate, to just over 12 years in prison for kissing and making out with the then 17 year-old white teen.
DNA test(s) concluded that intercourse hadn’t taken place nor bodily fluids was found on the victim according to a scientist with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, who spoke during the trial. The only thing that was found on the alleged victim’s body was his saliva.
The alleged rape occurred in September 2016 where the victim was examined. Reportedly, swap analysis was done validating there was no sexual intercourse.
The alleged rape wasn’t reported to police until a month later in October 2016.
Many are calling the incident and sentencing an example of injustice to African-Americans.
An example of a comparison is a case involving a white male, Brock Turner, then 22, who was sentenced in June 2016 to a merely 6-months for raping an unconscious woman. Turner ended up only serving 3-months of his 6-month sentence.
Currently, a petition is in place to help support Albert Wilson and the injustice that he is facing. The petition which is online at change.org currently has a little over 26,000 of the 35,000 signatures goal.