Saturday, June 11, 2016

What are you people thinking? It's inconceivable

 This is the meaning of the word inconceivable (no matter how much you were steered wrong by the use of it in the Princess Bride) … when you cannot even begin to imagine something. 

There are times when, no matter how hard I try, I cannot imagine what is going through a person’s mind when they make a decision.

Take the recent case of the judge who gave 6 months in jail - of which he will probably only serve 90 days  - to a rich, white kid from Stanford who raped an unconscious woman.

This is not one of those he said- she said cases. There was DNA evidence. There were two eyewitnesses. He was caught red-handed (or red-penised) at the scene of the crime. The victim pressed charges and read in court a tragic description of how she had been raped at how the rape had affected her life. The prosecutor asked for a 6-year sentence.

Then, the judge, someone apparently intelligent and schooled in the law, comes to the conclusion, 

Oh, that wasn’t so bad. He’s only raped one unconscious person, as far as I know, and he swims fast, so let’s not give him any more than 90 days in jail.

To me, it makes absolutely no sense. Someone added up 2 + 2 and got grapefruit.


1 comment:

Ardebaren said...

quoting something a friend said on the matter which was pretty apt I thought (this was a response to the judge being removed from another sexual assault case after the Brock Turner one)

"Still not good enough, the whole case needs to be re-evaluated and a new sentence needs to be passed. If a black man (Brian Banks) can be trialed for a rape he did not commit and jailed for 6 years, why does a rich white boy get off with a slap on the wrist? it's just not right. As a white guy myself, even I find this absolutely appalling, just because he came from a privileged background does not mean he should have had an easy time. Do you think the girl he raped will have an easy time for the rest of her life? fuck no she won't, so why should this SOB be let off lightly."