June 8, 2016 by socialaction2014
Brian Banks was wrongfully convicted of rape, and spent 5 years in jail. He faced 41 years behind bars, yet Brock Turner only got 6 months. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Brian Banks, a promising high school football player who had committed to play at Southern Cal, was an innocent man accused of rape. He remembers sitting at the defendant’s table 13 years ago and not one person in the courtroom would look at him or talk to him or acknowledge him.
“It was like I was not even in the room,” he said Monday. “I felt like I wasn’t a human being. I was a number.”
He naturally has been paying close attention to the rape case of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, who was convicted on three felony counts related to a 2015 sexual assault on an unconscious and intoxicated woman, who is now 23. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner on Friday to just six months in county jail — he could get it reduced to three months with good behavior.”
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