Ok, I will openly admit that in the specific legal terms the kid was guilty. My problem is with the sentence. There is absolutely NO reason he should have received the sentence he did. AND there is absolutely no reason he should not be released now. I am not sure about the racial part, I would need a LOT more information to make that claim. I do believe this is a matter of a prosecutor going out to do the most harm cause the kid wouldn't play ball with him. Further the State doesn't want to back down because it will make them look bad. It has nothing to do with the purpose or intent of our legal system. There was no Justice in the original sentence.