March 21, 2007
By Ken Krayeske • Hartford • 2:45 PM EST
The state did the right thing today and dropped the charges. I would be remiss if I did not issue a massive, huge, overarching thank you to everyone who supported me during this ordeal.
I am really grateful that this is over and I can move on with my life. I have lots of catching up to do for law school - contracts, civil procedure and legal skills.
Justice was done, the First Amendment was protected and we have taken a step towards creating a more just, equitable society.
For every person like me, who was unjustly charged and actually prevailed in court, there are many more like James Calvin Tillman who was unjustly imprisoned for 18 years. A majority of those happen to be African-American or Latino.
While the dismissal of the charges against me is a start, we have a lot of work to do as a society in righting wrongs. I offer the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a reminder and an inspiration.
CtNewsJunkie - who broke the story back in January - was in court this morning.
Elpuribusmedia has a great round-up of what happened.