Such a beautiful and complex piece. “You get so tired sometimes because there isn’t just one problem to tackle. There are unlimited problems.” Keep your hope, team! (P.S. it has a few F-bombs.)
A convicted child rapist’s face was being shown on TV.
He was 19, and convicted of molesting a 3-year-old girl (which is heinous and disgusting in every imaginable way).
The Orange County, California judge hearing the case reduced the convicted rapist’s sentence to 10 years, even though law mandates a mandatory 25-year sentence for child rape convictions.
I was sitting in the living room with my mom who was visiting. She joined the chorus of people absolutely infuriated by this judge’s actions.
“Doesn’t this upset you?” she asked. “What if that was your son?”
“Assuming it’s true, it’s troubling. Yeah. I don’t know enough to make a determination one way or the other.”
“He was convicted of rape, Matt,” she said.
“Sometimes an 18-year-old has consensual sex with his 16-year-old girlfriend and gets convicted of rape.”
“This is a child, Matt.”
“All I’m saying is I…
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