Spoiler Alert: we don’t.
Today, Kodak Black plead guilty to first degree sexual assault and battery, according to WBTD.
Shortly after the news broke on Twitter, someone tweeted that we should “pray for Kodak.” Although people rightfully called out the post, it symbolized this sentiment that anti-rape activists fight against: protect the men accused of egregious acts of violence against girls and women.
The Derek Chauvin Murder Verdict and Chicago’s Torture Justice Memorial
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Today, the jury delivered a verdict in the high-profile Derek Chauvin murder trial. Although Chauvin is found guilty, some argue that he is used as an example to show that murderous cops are outliers instead of an intricate part of an abusive system. Moreover, there is a growing sentiment that sending cops to jail is not the justice we think it is. In June 2020, Mariame Kaba & Andrea J. Ritchie wrote for Essence: “As prison industrial complex (PIC) abolitionists, we want far more than what the system that killed Breonna Taylor can offer – because the system that killed her is not set up to provide justice for her family and loved ones.”