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After Demands for Justice Drove Her Clemency, Cyntoia Brown Released From Prison

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/08/07/after-demands-justice-drove-her-clemency-cyntoia-brown-released-prison

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Oh to be rich, white,and male, the things I could do above the law. Ain’t that right Mr. Epstein and Mr. Kavanaugh?

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Apparently, being male is also a big plus.

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fixed. Thanks.

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Now the struggle for Cyntoia and her supporters is to end the remaining travesty - to end as quickly as possible the 10 year parole and the other restrictive aspects of her “clemency”. Any 16 year old under such conditions as was her reality at the time is prone to bad decisions. The “justice system” unable, structured by design to punish rather than really seek and apply true justice.

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Sexism and misogyny on full display in how Cyntoia was prosecuted and imprisoned, and even not released still has to pay a high price via probation, etc.
She was a “good woman with a gun” and did the world a favor by eradicating the cretin who was harming her.
In the meantime, cretins like Epstein were given a misdemeanor free pass.

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The entire prosecution and imprisonment of Cyntoia is an outrage from the beginning. She was ALWAYS a victim, never a criminal. She was trafficked as a minor, and the John she killed knowingly bought an illegally trafficked minor for the purpose of RAPING her. She had every right to kill him in self-defense, and should have been taken to safety by the authorities away from her pimp(s), and out of that life, not charged with murder and sent to prison for life. I blame the prosecutor and the rest of the “justice” system for this outrage, but they never seem to pay a price for such wrongdoing. I’m sorry the rapist’s wife lost her husband but she should have been mad at him for buying a minor to rape, not at his victim for defending herself. If there was ANY justice in this country, Cyntoia would be totally exonerated, her record completely expunged, paid a million dollars a year for every year she was wrongfully imprisoned and given a free college education wherever she wants to go. And even that would not make up for the disgusting way she has been treated. She certainly should not have to endure the continuing humiliation of 10 effing years of “probation” for the crime she did not commit!

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why is this horror story still continuing for 10 more years as the “judge” gave her 10 years of probation? Another man who cannot bear that a woman was able to kill the bastard who abused her for god knows how many years.