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  • 3 years ago

    This is another case of yuppie-whiteboy-athelete privilege, and it is an outrage

    • 3 years ago

      This is not about privilege. This is about nullification and the presumption of innocence. The single most important fact of the case is that NO ONE, not even the alleged victim knows what actually happened. It is only assumed she was passed out at the time of the alleged assault. That is NOT how the American justice system works. You have to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. His defense that she was awake and consented at the time of the act IS highly plausible and happens all the time. This is far more than a "reasonable doubt" which means he should not have been convicted. The judge may not be able to overturn the conviction on those grounds alone, but he CAN minimize the damage that was done.

      • 3 years ago

        The victim was unconscious when two eyewitnesses saw & stopped the attack. If that isn't beyond a reasonable doubt, I don't know what is.

        Brock Turner is a rapist, and rapists should be punished. A six-month sentence sends a message that EVEN IF there is undoubtable proof of a rape, young white men will still escape justice. It is intolerable, and it is wrong.