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Александр Пичушкин

The Stanford Rapist

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In 2016, white supremacist patriarchy is still granting privileges to some bodies while extinguishing those of others. And the sad part about it is that we don’t have to look very hard to find examples. The drastically different ways the criminal justice system approaches white and black suspects is furnishing all the examples we’ll ever need.

Two of them have emerged over the past few days.

Daily Share: No Brock Turner Mug Shot? Fixed It

Compare what’s happening with Jasmine Richards — a Black Lives Matter activist who was arrested and booked in Pasadena, CA on the bogus charge of “felony lynching” — with Brock Turner, a 20 year-old white athlete who was charged and convicted of three counts of sexual assault for raping a college student.

Richards, who has spent her whole life fighting social injustice and police brutality, will be the first political prisoner in this new era of the movement for Black Lives. In the late summer of 2015 — a year in which over twelve hundred people were killed by police — Richards came to the defense of a young woman who had been manhandled by police officers. She was arrested and charged with, of all things, felony lynching.

A conviction for felony lynching, or PC 405a, comes with a four-year prison sentence. Although a petition is circulating online to #FreeJasmine, which I recommend you sign — yes, I did — we have every reason to believe that the state of California is gearing up to ensure that Richards serves all four years to send a clear message to Black Lives Matter activists.

In the same year, Taylor, a student swimmer attending one of the most prestigious schools in the country, Stanford University, encountered an inebriated, unconscious young woman, with pine needles in her disheveled hair, behind a dumpster. Instead of seeking help or escorting her home or to an emergency room, he raped her.

Yet, standing before a sympathetic Judge Aaron Persky, who identified with the elite student, Taylor managed to escape the maximum sentence — a 14-year stint in state prison — and instead, will serve three to six months in county jail.

As WYV columnist Laurel Dickman plainly notes, “There are Black children doing longer sentences for marijuana possession, a victimless crime.”

And let’s not overlook the fact that the only persons penalized in each case are women.

To summarize: a black woman and dedicated social activist is set to do four years in prison for coming to the aid of a young woman abused by police, while a white rapist who, like so many men, claimed the woman “wanted it,” will do three months.

If this doesn’t convince the naysayers and non-believers of the efficacy of white supremacist patriarchy in the 21st century, I doubt anything will.

 

http://wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/race/jasmine-richards-gets-4-years-brock-turner-3-months

 

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It's not so much about white vs black. If you have money the judicial system will almost always work in your favour. The whole system is fucked boys. Rigged from bottom up. If you don't have money you're powerless. Just ask anyone being fucked around with by patent trolls. It's about money and it will always be about money. 

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It's not so much about white vs black. If you have money the judicial system will almost always work in your favour. The whole system is fucked boys. Rigged from bottom up. If you don't have money you're powerless. Just ask anyone being fucked around with my patent trolls right now. It's about money and it will always be about money. Democracy deshmocracy.

let me guess - you are white

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The father of the rapist:

 

“That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life.”

 

 

And

 

His son’s academic and athletic accomplishments are now tarnished, the father bemoaned, and his appetite for his favourite foods like “pretzels or chips” and steak has been extinguished.

 

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the judge thought jail might be 'deeply impactful' to his life.  best not punish him very much.  

 

 

afterall, it could negatively impact his life.     i wonder if the victim's life was negatively impact by being raped?   Well..  we'll never know, as it's all water under the bridge now.

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the judge thought jail might be 'deeply impactful' to his life.  best not punish him very much.  

 

 

afterall, it could negatively impact his life.     i wonder if the victim's life was negatively impact by being raped?   Well..  we'll never know, as it's all water under the bridge now.

 

if she was as unconscious as the story alleged, she wouldn't remember it. 

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if she was as unconscious as the story alleged, she wouldn't remember it. 

 

 

and thus it doesn't effect her!

 

 

i remember when i used to get fucked up in my single life and have a ton of sex, it didn't effect me because i was fucked up.  it really hasn't shaped me in any way.  at all.

 

 

in fact, for all i know, i passed out many times and have been raped hundreds of times, after all, if you're passed out, or if you just don't remember, there is no effect.    actually, i dont even remember anything from probably age 10 & under, my entire childhood.  i suppose my childhood doesn't effect me either.  

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This may be the first rape case I've ever heard of that have two witnesses that weren't also participants.  Plus that impact statement.  6 months is a joke but on the bright side he's a registered sex offender for life and likely any scholarships and whatever other handouts he's earned are gone too. 

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They really (father included) honed in on drinking as the reasons for it. Completely absolved him of blame due to booze. I don't know if the term enabling is necessarily the right one, but his dad is a dickhead absolutely.    The warning signs are there IMO and a slap on the wrist along with your friends and family sympathizing for you only acts to potentially allow for another assault or worse from him.

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