This story is so horrific you would think it’s coming from out of somewhere in the Middle East, except for the part where the rapists actually get punished.
From The Tennessean, emphasis in bold is mine:
A judge Friday sentenced former Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey to 15 years in prison, but said the man’s true punishment for raping an unconscious woman three years ago was a life sentence…
The judge was lamenting the fact that after his 15 year sentence he would have to register as a sex offender for life. That’s bad enough, but according to reports his motivation for doing what he did to his still unnamed victim makes things considerably worse
“Mr. Batey continued to abuse and degrade me, urinating on my face while uttering horrific racial hate speech that suggested I deserved what he was doing to me because of the color of my skin. He didn’t even know who I was.”
In prior court hearings, prosecutors have acknowledged a racial statement was made but it was never said publicly in court.
On Friday, multiple sources confirmed to The Tennessean the statement Batey made. “That’s for 400 years of slavery you b—-,” Batey said, according to the sources.
Remember this, as liberals incorrectly insist there is no such thing as reverse racism.
The report doesn’t say if Batey or any of the other attackers were under the influence of anything. Regardless, the least convincing way to achieve racial justice is doing what Batey did. His victim never owned slaves, and he never picked cotton (well, I don’t know him, but I know that at a minimum he didn’t do it under the condition of forced slavery)…so rape and urination doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Especially when you consider that…
He apologized to his mother and other supporters and to Vanderbilt, the school that gave him a scholarship and the institution his actions put in a bad light.
…he was being honored for his talent and achievement as an athlete. So he’s quite the victim of racism, isn’t he?
“I hope that if not today maybe one day you would find it in your heart to forgive me for any damages I may have caused,” Batey said in court, calling the rape an “unintentional tragedy.”
May have? “Unintentional tragedy?” The victim mentality liberals have instilled in minorities are creating squandered lives like Batey’s, and he can’t even come to the realization of the damage he has done…it’s all still just “maybe” to him.
That’s just as tragic as the crime itself.