Gordon Lee trial ends in mistrial

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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4 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    Repeating a post i made to Peter David's Blog:The Gordon Lee case is disgusting and infuriating.The Ed Kramer case (in metro Atlanta's Gwinnett County) is horrifying. It is now seven years since Ed was arrested. He was crippled while in custody – as a result, he says, and i believe, of a beating by jailers. He has not yet been brought to trial.People in the Atlanta fan community – people who at the least owe Ed personal gratitude for past actions – have smeared him in public forums in the most rabidly foaming language i have seen in some time. I came under the same sort of attack – from someone i once considered a friend – accusing me of support for pederasty if not the deed itself, and was informed that my name had been submitted to the Gwinnett County DA's office for investigation. My crime? I said in an online forum that it didn't sound as if the DA had a particularly strong case against Ed.It has reached the point that Congressman Bob Barr (hardly a bleeding-heart liberal) filed, this August past, an amicus curiae brief, the text of which can be found at the Ed Kramer Defense Fund site (where accounts of the whole sordid affair may also be found).From the days of Frederic Wertham's witch hunt, and still today, and so long as comics and other media fandoms are seen as being refuges for fringe loonies, powerless and essentially disenfranchised, they have been and will remain targets for prosecutors and politicians looking for notoriety and hot-button issues to advance their own persons and/or agendas.

    • Marilee J. Layman says:

      Kramer's case is not really the same, but yes, I think it's time to let him go. The case was shaky to start with and there's been no additional evidence.

  2. mike weber says:

    I seem to have lost the link to the Ed Kramer defense site in my comment – it's http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DefenseFund/message

  3. Mike Gold says:

    Well, this isn't QUITE the good news we'd hoped for, but it does allow for the powers-that-be to gracefully back away from their insane assault on Lee and on the Constitution.The latter of which is quite in vogue these days.