Nine years ago, Brian Banks was charged with kidnap and rape. He served 5 years, after his attorney told him he could face a long sentence if found guilty. It makes me wonder how often public defenders with their large case loads, just give up instead of fighting for the clients they are assigned. The young lady involved has recanted her story. She friended him on Facebook when he was released and ask that they let the past go. What! Her family recieved $1.5 million from the school system in Long Beach after filing a lawsuit. She claimed the desire to help him clear his name, but wouldn’t tell the story to prosecuters in California, fearful that the money would have to be returned. Now, he’s suing the state. Shouldn’t he be suing the young lady and her family?