The Rome, Ga. News posted an uncredited editorial on their website on the Gordon Lee trial, which illustrates how ludicrous the whole thing is. It even has some comic references, but this was probably my favorite part:
INDEED, THE SETTING in which all this is taking place turns it into a comic farce. A couple of blocks from where this courtroom “drama” goes on endlessly, and right in front of City Hall in full public view, stands a statue of a fully anatomically endowed Romulus and Remus being suckled by the famed Capitoline wolf. They don’t show a thing that the Picasso picture didn’t also show.
Photos of that statue adorn untold amounts of official brochures, are found on city Web sites and so forth. Indeed, along with the Clock Tower, those undressed little male humans are considered to be the “symbol” of Rome.
So, a question: If a child sees that statue, or such a brochure, or bumps into it on a Web site, should all local officials be prosecuted for distributing harmful materials to minors? Should the Justice League of America be sent in pursuit of these evil doers?
The defense rests … or would, if it weren’t doubled over in the aisles laughing.
EDIT: Thanks to Bully for this photo of the above-referenced statue: