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It would be hard to find a person that hasn't been exposed to the story of Bill Cosby and his proclivity for drugging young women for the purpose of sexually abusing them. It is everywhere. All over television, social media, and more importantly, on the lips of every man, woman, and child all over the world. On September 25, 2018, Bill Cosby was sentenced to an ambiguous sentence of three to ten years in state prison. That was being reported, at least. Meanwhile, experts say that it is more accurate to say at least three years. The difference may seem pedantic, but I feel that this sentence will be a maximum of three years.

How many accusers were there? Like a trillion? But this man gets three years for all of his crimes. Now, I know that you can't sentence people for crimes that cannot be proven— not arguing that point. I'm just saying that in the '90s when he was making Spanish Fly jokes on talk shows, the real joke was that he knew he was going to get away with it.

And he has.

But wait! He didn't get away with it. He was sentenced to prison— some might argue that given his age it is the equivalent of a life sentence. So, surely, justice has been served? Not in my opinion. Or some may argue that this is a win for victims of sexual abuse by powerful men all over the world...and it would be hard to argue otherwise. It is certainly a good thing that the judge had the balls to bring Cosby to accounting for his actions.

But it doesn't matter.

Cosby was allowed to live his entire life perpetrating crimes against humanity and then, in the eleventh hour, received what equates to a slap on the wrist. He drugged women, sexually abused them, threatened them with career assassination if they spoke up, and actually crushed the life out of a few that had the nerve to be pissed off about it. Yet, he suffered no consequence for his actions. Now, in the twilight of his life, when he is almost blind, partially deaf, and nearly dead, he is sentenced to a paltry three years for his lifetime of debauchery!? That'll show him Rolleyes


The Cosby verdict, while undoubtedly a step forward for #MeToo and victim's rights in general, is simply not good enough. It is symbolic of change— or at least I hope so, but for the deviant, Bill Cosby, it is too little, too late.


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I wholeheartedly agree. Too Little, too late. He gets away with 3 years and may very likely get out... Some people have the luck.

He'll be protected; if he gets killed, the prison will look incompetent for not protecting him. So no chance of a prisoner off'ing him (like the child molester) in the other thread. From articles I read on the webz (take that for what it is), he'll have no cellmate, in a cell adjacent to the infirmary. This story may not be true, but I also read he's getting Jello for dessert). Their hopes are to integrate him in gen pop, but we'll see. My point: He'll be well taken care of.

He'll be required to take sex offender courses, but for him, that's condescending. He KNEW it was wrong and did it anyway. The level of evil is only heightened by the fact the public treats him as he's "sick". There are sick people, but he's not one of them. He's an evil predator. He asked for people to MEME him? The arrogance and lack of empathy were glaring.

His victims are serving life sentences, and they were mocked by him being out for so long, living like a rich guy without a care in the world. Talk about insult to injury, plus the suffocating feeling that they felt knowing that this guy was unstoppable for so long. I truly hope they find peace in this... I hope they know they are better than he is and has found peace to move on. But that is just speculation and hope on my part. As you said, I believe he got away with it, too.

The positive I see. People who band together and stick together do have a voice... I hope the fact they actively did something makes them feel satisfied in their accomplishment. I was going to say retribution, but people stronger than me will say it's not about that. And it's all about them and how they are getting along. Fuck this guy. He's an irrelevant POS now.

Again, the definition of "justice" is subjective, and I know this is a wishful stretch in thinking, but I hope it fits the victims definition of justice so they get peace. Unfortunately, that's all they have...