A picture of Jacko probably taken when he was still alive.

Michael Jackson AKA Wacko Jacko (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, businessman and entertainer. He was also a do-gooder. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).


Jackson and those who depended on his income were under pressure. His music wasn’t selling as well as before because of controversial unproved child abuse allegations and other dirt. [1] Further Jackson had to spend a fortune defending himself and keeping out of prison. A great deal depended on a new album Jackson was making but Jackson was in poor health and suffered insomnia. Jackson was desperate to sleep and his retinue possibly were equally desperate to ensure that Jackson would be rested and so he could perform the following day. Recklessly somehow or other Jackson got medication that should be used only in hospitals and isn't even right as a sleeping medication. That medication killed him. [2] [3]

The doctor who gave Jackson propofol was investigated and tried for homicide, [4] Murrey was found guilty [5] and sentenced to 4 years in Prison.[6] [7] We don't know for sure what happened and suicide is even suspected. [8] Conrad Murray was at least in one way a good doctor as he was willing to use his skills to help poor people but unfortunately he may have been unable to resist the pressures of being in Michael Jackson's team. [9] Murrey was kept in inhuman conditions in prison which could have threatened his life. [10] Murrey was released after serving half his sentence. [11]

Race and justice

Well, Dr Conrad Murray is black but Michael Jackson was also black, the late singer just made himself look white which would have happened even without skin bleaching cream because he had vitiligo. That’s fortunate for the doctor, if Michael Jackson had really been white and a black doctor had dealt with him the way Dr Conrad Murray did it’s much more likely the prosecution would have called it murder rather than involuntary manslaughter. If a black doctor dealt with a white patient the way Michael Jackson was treated it’s also much more likely the prosecution would call for the death penalty expecially in the deep south which is roughly similar to the Bible Belt.

Another measure of race's impact on the death penalty is the combined effect of the race of the defendant and the race of the victim. In the Philadelphia study, the racial combination which was most likely to result in a death sentence was a black defendant with a nonblack victim, regardless of how severe the murder committed. Black-on-black crimes were less likely to receive a death sentence, followed by crimes by other defendants, regardless of the race of their victims. [12]

Similar effects are likely in other states.

The Death Penalty in Black and White: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides.


  • 1972: Got to Be There
  • 1972: Ben
  • 1973: Music & Me
  • 1975: Forever, Michael
  • 1979: Off the Wall
  • 1982: Thriller
  • 1987: Bad
  • 1991: Dangerous
  • 1995: HIStory
  • 2001: Invincible
  • 2010: Michael

Child abuse allegations

Michael Jackson has faced accusations of child abuse [12]. Jackson could afford top class lawyers and rightly or wrongly avoided conviction. A great many greedy people have used abuse allegations to get money from Jackson or from the media. Former employees of Jackson have sold accusations to the media. We don't know one way or the other whether there was any truth in any of the allegations of child abuse but many were proved false, others if true should have been reported to the police. Jackson was acquitted but the pressure due to the child abuse allegations punished him hard and may have caused his death. [13]

What we do know

Jackson admitted to sleeping in the same bed with children and there was something unnatural in the way he forced his children to wear masks in public. But the FBI confirmed as of December 2009 that there was nothing to ever link Jackson to the child abuse allegations in the end. [14]

See also