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Twenty Minutes of Action


crazydaffodil

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It's time for me to hop back on the serious issue bandwagon here. 

In January of 2015, a student at Stanford University sexually assaulted and raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster.  His actions were so heinous and despicable that one of the two witnesses who saw what he did, broke down and cried as he held the assailant down until police arrived.  The victim is forever scarred by this incident, as you might imagine.  She went out drinking and passed out.  Not a wise choice on her part, obviously, but that is in NO way an excuse to be fondled and penetrated without knowing about it.  This woman's life has been immeasurably altered forever.  Not for the next few months or even years, but FOREVER.

The assailant was found guilty of rape and faced a possible 10-year prison sentence.  In a plea for leniency, the boy's father wrote a letter to the judge, explaining that his son's personality has changed since the night of this event.  He's no longer "easy going" and no longer carries a "welcoming smile."  He's been kicked out of an elite college institution, as well he should be, and facing a maximum sentence "Is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action."

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Say what???  Even this young guy can't believe it!  Sure, I get that this father loves his son and wants to protect him.  But those 20 minutes have permanently affected the life of another human being.  If she's lucky, she will get through this and lead a successful life, but it will forever haunt her and likely damage her ability to trust men, let alone people in general.  It's not like the boy egged someone's house and it can be cleaned up.  NO!  This is harm inflicted on another human being that will NEVER go away or be cleaned up.  Even if he serves a full 10-year sentence, he gets out in half that time most likely and can live his life knowing what he did.  Yes, he's now got a damaged record and is a registered sex offender, but that hardly compares to the anguish and torment the victim likely will deal with for the REST OF HER LIFE!

I don't know what the judge was thinking or if the boy's wealthy family background and high-priced legal representation had anything to do with the ultimate decision, but the sentence issued was six months.
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Are you f*cking kidding me?  How is this justice?  In her own words, the victim says she has suffered "irreversible damage."  With this light sentence, our society has suffered irreversible damage as well.

Just sayin...

 

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