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When Cory Batey was a 19-year-old standout football player at Vanderbilt, he raped an unconscious woman.  In April, a jury found Batey guilty of three felony counts including aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was immediately remanded into custody and must serve a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 to 25 years in prison. Brock Turner, a 19-year-old standout swimmer at Stanford who raped an unconscious woman,  was found guilty of multiple felony rape charges. He got a 6-month jail sentence and could be released on good behavior in as little as 3 months.  One guy is black, the other white. Take a guess.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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