A Horrible Illustration of the Expression “Déjà vu All Over Again”


These two cases are not exactly alike, but they are enough alike that one would think that the outrage over the second case would be much more heightened, rather than so much more muted, than that provoked by the first case.

This is from an article by Lizzie Crocker for the Daily Beast:

“This week, news that a former University of Colorado student will not spend time in prison despite being convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman seemed to echo the Brock Turner case at Stanford.

“On the surface, it seemed like another white, privileged college kid with an all-American name had gotten off easy: convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, Turner was sentenced to six months in jail.

“The Turner case dominated the news cycle in early June, particularly after the victim’s powerful, graphic impact statement—originally published in BuzzFeed after Turner’s sentencing—went viral. CNN’s Ashleigh…

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