Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/25/12

Many people proclaimed that “justice was served” when Brian Banks had his false rape and kidnapping charges overturned on Thursday, but that really wasn’t the case. It was great that Banks’ charges were overturned considering he lost over five years of his life to prison and had his reputation destroyed, but what about Wanette Gibson, who made up the accusations, and gained $1.5 million after suing the Long Beach school district?

Justice wouldn’t truly be served until Gibson ended up in jail for making her false accusations that led to a man’s imprisonment, and gave the money back to the school district. Unfortunately, it looks like that may not be happening as of now.

According to the LA Times, Deputy Dist. Atty. Brentford Ferreira said prosecutors had no plans to charge Gibson, saying it would be a difficult case to prove.

Look, I don’t know all the ins and outs of the legal system, so I don’t doubt that it would be difficult for prosecutors to prove. I just know that there is something seriously broken with our legal system if Gibson isn’t punished for what she did and forced to pay back the money. Things need to change.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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