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Robert H. Richards, heir of the chemical-manufacturing DuPont family, was arrested for the rape of his three-year-old daughter and admitting to abusing their infant son, wa sreleased on $60,000 bail and later convicted of 4th-dgree raoe, but sentenced only to probation for the crime because the judge stated Richards would not "fare well" in prison. Aswad Ayinde, producer for musical group "The Fugees, was arrested for raping and impregnating his daughters, and he was held without bail, and sentenced to life without parole. Both crimes, heinous and sexually deviant, call for extreme punishment, both defendants are rich, yet one is African-American and one is Caucasian. Adding this to the already infuriating reality that rape victims in the military, a celebrity's lair, or politician's office are disposable nobodies, this is insult to the victims' lifetime injuries. Rape is a serious, devastating crime, that is not to be reported maliciously or taken lightly. However,considering the selective verdicts such as in these cases, from the people we trust to render justice, is there a message being sent that rapeis only a crime to poor and Black Americans, while it's a mre sexual indiscretion or culture fad for the rich and White
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