When Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey and three of his buddies raped a 21-year-old white woman on June 23, 2013, he said this to her: “That’s for 400 years of slavery, you bitch!”
Speaking at Batey’s sentencing hearing this Friday, the unnamed victim described how even after the sexual assault, the football player continued to abuse her by degrading her with more hateful speech and urinating on her face, according to The Tennessean.
“Something permanent snapped that day,” she said. “I felt myself detach from my body. Now, I feel like I’m walking around in the shell of someone else. A part of me went numb. A sense of being a whole person with hopes and dreams about what’s possible in the world was now gone. I felt my belief that people are inherently good twist into some cruel joke in an instant.”
— RantReaper (@RantReaper) July 16, 2016
Batey’s response? When given a chance to speak, he asked for forgiveness and described the rape as an “unintentional tragedy.”
No, Mr. Batey, there was nothing unintentional about what you and your friends did, which was purposefully and maliciously rape a white woman out of the anger you felt about what your ancestors — NOT YOU — experienced hundreds of years ago.
What makes this story a million times worse, however, is that this bastard received a measly sentence of only 15 years in prison.
“All of the defendants in this case basically have life sentences,” Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins said in defense of the sentence. “After they get out of jail or prison they will be on the sex-offender registry for the rest of their lives. That’s a life sentence in and of itself.”
Yeah, except that in some communities, being an ex-con and sexual deviant makes you a hero:
— 0 Hour 1 (@Zer0_________) July 12, 2016