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There's no doubt in my mind that the Three-Fifths Compromise is still alive and well in the U.S.

"A 19-year-old white man accused of kicking a coat hanger up the rectum of a mentally disabled black teammate received no jail time at his sentencing on Friday."

[npr.org]

By ProudMerrie8
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I can't read the article because it makes my blood boil just reading this part of it. WTF!!!

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And white men are so abused. If the reverse had happened a black man would serve 15 years minimum.

If a black guy had done that to a mentally disabled white guy, I'd say that it would indeed have been judged to be both racial and sexual in nature, and the sentence would have probably been a lot worse than 15 years.

@tkcoy It's also very important to see historical patterns.

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@tkcoy , apples and oranges smile003.gif

@freeofgod I would also love to hear how this is different from that? Both are reprehensible crimes, Both assaulters got off with a slap on the wrist that is an insult to the victim. Im honestly baffled at the level of denial Im seeing on this topic.

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I'm not usually a fan of mob justice, but someone grab the pitchforks and torches, this guy needs some vigilante justice, because apparently the courts are incapable.

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The assault was not racially motivated but it involved 2 people of different races. OK. Has this guy ever kicked a coat hanger up the ass of a white man? It's a yes or no question.

Exactly.

so anything that happens between two people of different races is racially motivated? interesting logic there.. almost as though you think people are nothing but waling representations of their race... that seems pretty fucked up. somebody needs a trip to H.R.

@dellik For many of us to fully see your view we would have to know why such a violent man is in conflict with someone in the first place. He may just be a violent man but knowing of any other similar situations with anyone of any skin color might be a start. If he shows violence with other non-whites and none or very little with whites, this would be a good start at pointing to racism.

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It’d be a damn shame if this dick weed were to... ya know... get in a little “accident” at some point and wind up with his head caved in.

webbew1 Level 7 Mar 7, 2019

And a coat hanger up his ass.

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There is another lawsuit pending, hopefully they will see some justice then.

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This is really disgusting. Disgusting behavior on the part of the shit Howard, disgusting result from the legal system. Sounds like they've got a bunch of other assholes on that team, too.

MST3K Level 8 Mar 8, 2019
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OK. What the fucking fuck?? A clothes hanger shoved up somebody’s butt warrents no jail time for anybody? WHY did somebody put a hanger up this student’s butt? And kicking somebody is fucking ASSAULT, and even if he didn’t “aim” for the hanger when you KICK SOMEBODY WITH A HANGER IN BETWEEN HIS BUTTCHEEKS the hanger is going to go up his butt! Even the “official” reasoning doesn’t make any fucking sense!

The fact that this poor kid is mentally disabled is just the icing on the cake.

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This is a case where I believe that the punishment should equal the crime ten fold.

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This was horrible! Just horrible!

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That's horrifying.

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Hopefully this goes to appeal

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People get away without punishment for their crimes sometimes(e.g. O.J. Simpson). The majority of people are white (in the US). majority of people getting away with things are white based on statistics. Theres no evidence that it's based on color. It's a "money/who you know get out jail pass" not a "white get out of jail free card".

@Renickulous That's a steaming pile of bullshit right there pal.

@TheAstroChuck @proudmerrie are those black people in jail for made up reasons? Nope, white people arent rounding up blacks to throw jail, they commit crimes and go to jail. And the severity is because they are majority repeat offenders.

@ProudMerrie how?

@Renickulous Why I'm surprised you didn't pull black on black crime out of your ass while you were at it. Should I give you a little more time?

@TheAstroChuck then show me a statistic that proves racism. your using %5 of all the data and spewing propaganda. The US is not racist, there are racists(in every place) but there are no laws that keep making black people commit more crimes per capita than whites (also a statistic you don't want to look at)

@ProudMerrie how is what I said "a steaming pile of bull shit"? I can speak for myself thanks

@Renickulous Feel free to speak for yourself all you want there sport, but you sure AF won't be speaking to me anymore because I'm blocking your ass...

Wow @renickulous you are so out of step with reality it boggles the mind. You are either a troll or willingly uneducated of the documented Inequalities in the US justice system. Person’s of colour receive significantly more jail time than whites. It is a real bias backed up by statistics. Please do some research.

@ProudMerrie Sound decision. He'll make you crazy if you let him.

@KKGator I don't bother reading his comments, it's enough reading what others say to him for me to know not to waste my time.

What! You are contradicting yourself when you say majority of people in the US are white, majority of people in the US are getting away with things based on statistics. So what colour are the people who do not get away with things then if not coloured?

[sentencingproject.org]

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@TheAstroChuck Lmao, yeah, because it couldnt be that the problem is a wealth baised caste system. funny how poverty levels line up pretty neatly with incarceration rates. the vast majorty of those incarcerated are at or below the poverty line. because if you have money, you almost never do time. but sure, keep falling for the obvious race baiting. its kind of funny, in a sad sort of way.

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Unbelievable

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Sickening.

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Sounds to me like he needs his ass beat severely. I'll take the job and can provide references if needed.

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I'd like to know more about the so called judge.

godef Level 7 Mar 8, 2019

So-called is right.

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Disgusting. Is there a photo of that white man, so we could send it around the world and punish him that way?

Jolanta Level 8 Mar 8, 2019

There’s one in the link.

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WTF?!

Paracosm Level 8 Mar 7, 2019
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WTF?

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Not sure if it counts for anything in this case, but "accused" and "guilty" are two different things.
I'd love to believe the article, but every time I look into these types of stories I always find out it's been either exaggerated or outright fabricated. I'm afraid these days you can't really trust any single news outlet.

kasmian Level 7 Mar 9, 2019

You are right about not trusting the news media.

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This did happen in big sky country. I'm guessing much like the south, race relations are 40 to 50 years behind most of the rest of the country.
What that guy did was totally wrong, he should've gotten hard time for that . The other people involved in this assault should also do time.

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I give up.

I hope young people don't feel like I do.

brentan Level 8 Mar 7, 2019
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To bring the 3/5 Compromise into it seems strange...do you think the white kid is a history buff? Are you? Why not blame the Civil War in general? The 3/5 Compromise was just another failed attempt to appease the southern states so they wouldn't secede, after all. Or blame the ignorant yahoos who display the Confederate battle flag and claim it was all about states' rights. Come to think about it, blame the Vikings; they captured and sold slaves too, as did countless other peoples going away back to the beginning of known history. No, I think you'd be better off blaming 'human nature.' Or even life itself, for that matter.

I was looking at the bigger picture when i wrote that. It seems to me that at every turn, non-whites are certainly not treated as equals. It's why they can't have a business meeting at Starbucks without being arrested, for example. It's why the water problem in Flint, Michigan, hasn't been fixed (60% black).

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To much cruelty and evil.

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