The following is a feature by The Shadow League’s Ricardo A. Hazell:
To be certain, the court of public opinion is a monstrous way to be persecuted or prosecuted. The court of public opinion is a ferocious arena in which facts are often ignored and personal beliefs reign supreme. The catalyst for a mob mentality is as varied as there are humans to imagine them. One of the frustrating things about trying to be an objective person who takes up the cause of rational thought and critical thinking is the manner in which being human means we rarely can agree to disagree.
It is to that end that The Shadow League wades into the deep crater that has resulted from renewed claims that our former favorite television Dad and family friendly comedian Bill Cosby is being called a serial rapist. The very idea is troubling to some, and to this writer, borders on depressing.
Once the pinnacle of celebrity and philanthropy, Bill Cosby’s name might as well be mud today. There are reports that the Cos allegedly drugged multiple women and sexually violated them for over 40 years. The very idea is mind-numbing. To think that one of America’s favorite people may have been behaving like an unchecked predator for decades is indeed sobering and alarming. But that’s exactly what many are alleging has occurred.