Another case of white privilege has just arisen and the internet is going nuts over it.
Back in May, three white high school football players in Idaho were charged with sexual assault after they abused their black mentally disabled teammate with a coat hanger in October 2015. Now, at least one of the attackers won’t face any jail time.
19-year-old John R.K. Howard, pled guilty last week to a felony count of injury to a child. His original charge, which is forcible sexual penetration by a foreign object could’ve led Howard to life in prison. But instead, the bully will avoid any prison or jail time at all, and could even have his conviction dismissed if he completes his two- to three-year probation without committing any new crimes or violations, according toMagicValley.com.
Howard will be ordered to serve 300 community service hours in addition to his two to three years of probation. If Howard violates his probation, the maximum punishment a judge could order is 10 years in prison along with a fine of up to $50,000.
Deputy Attorney General Casey Hemmer told District Judge Randy Stoker that Howard’s actions were “egregious” and caused “a lot of suffering” for the victim.” Nonetheless, Hemmer said it was neither a sex crime nor a hate crime, which is why they lowered the charges.
Lae Nation, how do you feel about this?
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