Another Young White Athlete Just Got Off Easy for Sexually Assaulting Girls
What a world we live in where people go to jail over possession of weed or not paying their taxes, but only get a slap on the wrist for raping unconscious women.
You’d think that maybe, just maybe Brock Turner’s case would have prompted judges and lawmakers to make a change in the way that we punish rapists (regardless of their race or ability to move their arms fast in a pool), but clearly it didn’t.
In fact, David Becker, a student from Massachusetts, was just given a pathetic two years of probation for sexually assaulting two girls, according to NY Mag.
In case you’re unaware of what probation entails, it means that he is supposed to remain substance free, will need to attend sex-offender treatment, and will need to stay away from his victims. That’s it. And if you or anyone you know has ever been on probation, you know that the substance free thing is pretty easy to evade.
David Becker, who is 18, won’t see any jail time, he will not be registered as a sex offender, and the entire crime will be taken off his record after he completes the two years of probation. How great for him!
But being a white male rapist is not the only thing David Becker has in common with Brock Turner. David also mysteriously has no mug shot on the internet (if he did I would’ve posted it here). He also was noted for being a “three-sport athlete” in the trial, which is weird because last time I checked your ability to play sports has absolutely nothing to do with your moral character, but we could ask Ryan Lochte just in case.
His lawyer, Thomas Rooke, also noted that “putting this kid in jail for two years would have destroyed this kid’s life.” Because apparently going to jail is fun and dandy for other kids that commit crimes?
If you’re curious as to how this fucker managed to assault two girls at once, he allegedly stayed after a party ending at 11:30 p.m. (early curfew?) with two girls who had offered to clean up, according to MassLive.com:
After they finished, one of the victims said, both girls went into an upstairs bedroom — one requiring assistance walking up the stairs — and Becker later came in to talk, before they all fell asleep in the same bed. Each reported waking up to Becker sexually assaulting them.
In a text message to one of the victims the next day, Becker apologized for the assault, court records show. The victim responded with a text telling Becker “don’t even worry about it,” but later told police that she said this because “she did not know what else to say,” Ingalls’ police report states.
Isn’t it comforting to know that as long as you’re raped by a white dude who may be decent at a sport or two, he’s probs going to get off scot-free?
Never mind the fact that sexual assault victims are scarred for the rest of their lives, it’s much more concerning that a rapist would lose two years to jail. If someone ever tries to tell you that the law views women as equal to men, just reference them back to this article.