In case you missed it, in January of 2015, a young woman was brutally raped behind a dumpster by former Stanford swimmer Brock Allen Turner. Turner was convicted in June of three felonies: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated person, sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object, but the judge presiding over the case gave him an unbelievably lenient 6-month sentence which sparked understandable outrage that reached all the way to the White House.
Now, according to Santa Clara County records, it appears that Turner will be set free on September 2nd after serving only three months in jail. He will have to attend counseling for drug and alcohol abuse and will be on probation for three years, but that will be the extent of his punishment. Let that sink in…
Meanwhile, on every news outlet and social media feed, is the story about another athlete — biracial 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who decided to protest the bigotry in this country by refusing to stand for the National Anthem at a preseason game this past Sunday. As you can imagine, racists everywhere went nuts!
Donald Trump, not one to ever be silent when his bigoted supporters are ranting, had this to say:
“Well I have followed the Kaepernick story, and I think it’s personally not a good thing. And you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him, let him try, it won’t happen.”
So let me ask you this, Mr. Trump: where is your outrage over a rapist who is being released from jail this Friday after serving only three months? I haven’t seen any tweets about that yet!
There is something seriously wrong in this country when Colin Kaepernick is butchered in the media and may now lose his job for invoking his Constitutional rights, but no one is upset that this little sh*t Brock Turner can rape a woman and walk free. Where are the memes? Where are the videos of people burning stuff and raging about this horrible wrong-doing? Where are the angry Fox News reports about this man getting away with a brutal rape?
Oh, that’s right… There are none. Could it be because Brock Turner is white? Because we ALL know where he’d be right now if he were black. And taking this a bit further, would Trump and his supporters be this pissed if Kaepernick was a white dude who refused to stand for the anthem because Hillary and Obama want to take his guns? Hmmm….
America, you need to point your rage where it belongs.
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