Only two months, within a few hours period, Young sent 144 texts and phone calls to the woman, accused of saying nasty, vile things. Judge Rhonda Loo sentenced him to time served (157 days), 200 hours of community service, 2 years probation, $2,400 in fines, and in a beautiful example of irony, Young was ordered to write 144 compliments to the victim. Young promised the court that he would no longer attempt to get
The 5 men arrested for the attack spent between 6 and 12 years in prison for a crime they did not commit. This event could have influenced Harper Lee because in the book it is a white lawyer defending a black man for rape charges and the same kind of thing happened in real life with the central park five. The five men who were tried in court sued the city of New York in 2003 for malicious prosecution, racial discrimination, and emotional distress. The case was settled in 2014 for $41 million. Later in 2014 the 5 men are trying to get another $52 million from the state of New York.
I began college in 2014 at the age of 58 years-old to change my area of employment and do something that is far more interesting to me, working within the social services field. I realize the fact I was brought up by two dysfunctional, abusive parents in a chaotic home lead me to search out that same type of familiar relationship when I left home at the age of seventeen. In short, I married a domestic violence abuser and alcoholic when I was 19 years-old and had 5 children. Ten years into the marriage, when I had finally reached the end of my rope, a local police officer helped me to obtain a Protection from Abuse order and removed my husband from the home. This era was the birth of the Protection from Abuse orders and for me and this new
"America 's Dad, Bill Cosby, Sexual assault charges and the ruling that still hasn 't been decided" Long time comedian and beloved moralist has faced trial and charges for sexual assault against 50 different women. In October 2014 Andrea Constand came out with accusations against Cosby and pressed charges for sexual assault. Since then over 50 different women from as far back the late 1960 's have came to public saying they too have been drugged and raped by the comedian. Cosby has denied since the beginning that he did not rape any of them women but did admit that he bought Quaalude, a narcotic drug, to have sex with women but said he did not give them to any women without their knowledge of it. Bill Cosby surrendered to the authorities
In 2004, 19-year-old Ryan Ferguson spent his days locked in a Missouri jail doing curls with a five-gallon coffee jug until he couldn’t feel his arms. The scrawny, basketball-obsessed teenager had been charged in the murder of Columbia Tribune sports columnist Ken Heitholt, based almost entirely on the testimony of Ferguson’s former friend who had dreamed that the pair were somehow involved. Ferguson was convicted despite no physical evidence against him and sentenced to forty years in maximum-security prison. For almost a decade he and his family fought for his innocence, until 2013 when his conviction was finally vacated. Ferguson’s true-life nightmare is chronicled in the documentary dream/killer, which screened last month at the Tribeca
In March of 2016, a California jury found the former student, 20 year old Brock Allen Turner, guilty of three counts of sexual assault. Turner faced a maximum of 14 years in state prison. Later that March, he was sentenced to six months in county jail with probation. The judge said he feared a longer sentence would have a “severe impact” on Turner, a champion swimmer who once aspired to compete in the Olympics; this was repeatedly brought up during the trial. Brock was then let out of jail after only sentencing 3 months for good
“Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries,” is an article written by Julie Bosman, and published by the New York Times Newspaper. The article is written about a 19-year-old named Zachery Anderson who is listed on a sex offender registry for life. The cause of this was talking to an under aged female through a dating app called “Hot or Not.” Although, Zachary Anderson did not know that the girl who had lied about her being 17, was actually 14, he later plead guilty to what had happened. Reading this newspaper article had me thinking about all sorts of things, whether it was about the fact that Zachary had sex with a female who was under the age of consent in Michigan or the fact that he was put on the sex offender registry.
Crystal Blount, who was a young and intelligent girl when she was a fourteen-year-old freshman, raped by an upper class guy that she barely knew in high school. One day, the guy convinced Crystal to join him in the music department and raped her in the dark room. She was terrified and told nobody about this happen for three months until she could no longer deny she was pregnant. Now, I would like to pause the story here for a second and ask everyone a question, do you think abortion should be legalized in any cases? Rape is usually considered a very valid reason for abortion, especially when one is young.
Albert W. Florence, the petitioner in this case, was initially arrested in 1998 and charged with use of a deadly weapon and obstruction of justice (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Opinion, I). He pled guilty to two lesser counts and was ordered to make monthly payments to cover his fine. However, as stated in the Opinion of the Court, he did not keep up with his payments, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2003. Florence paid the rest of his fine only days later. However, when he and his wife were pulled over in Burlington County, New Jersey, in 2005, the state trooper’s computer system still had Florence’s warrant, so he arrested and transported him to Burlington County Detention Center.