R. Kelly is finally going to prison after decades of accusations of sex abuse, including that of minors. In case you need an old man update, R. Kelly is the R&B guy behind the song, “I Believe I Can Fly,” which you heard 25 years ago while watching space Jam. I’m just glad Lola Bunny escaped that situation unscathed.
Kelly wasn’t just your average everyday charming pedophile. Like Jeffrey Epstein, Kelly was operating a sex trafficking operation that involved multiple people. And like Epstein, Kelly got away with it for decades.
The Brooklyn jury voted to convict on all nine counts against him, with one being for racketeering and the other eight for violations of an anti-sex trafficking law. The majority of Kelly’s accusers were black women. Hopefully, this will give them some closure with the trauma they have to live with for their rest of their lives.
And Kelly may be spending the rest of his life in prison. He faces ten years to life in prison.
Oronike Odeleye, the co-founder of the #MuteRKelly campaign, said, “This is the culmination of the movement of so many women who have been trying so long to have their voices heard. We have never had full ownership of our bodies. And we’re at a moment where Black women are no longer accepting that as the price of being Black and female in America.”
And there’s reason to be skeptical of receiving justice in these manners. It took decades to capture Epstein, who kept getting sweetheart deals from cops, prosecutors, the FBI, the media, ect. The first thing they got Epstein for was for soliciting a minor prostitute which was blaming the victim. Casting her as a prostitute because Epstein paid her for a massage was victim blaming and letting Epstein off with a slap on the wrist after years of raping teenage girls.
Recently, Bill Cosby, who should have been rotting in a Pennsylvania prison cell until his death, was released on bullshit technicalities. So even when they do capture one of these powerful pedophiles, you still have to hold your breath forever. Even after being captured dead-to-rights, Epstein escaped justice by killing himself. And yes, he killed himself.
Now, will we see other accused targets face justice or continue to skate away cleanly? Will we continue to see powerful men like Donald Trump and Matt Gaetz get away with it? I hope not. With Trump, you look at the sexual assault and rape allegations along with election tampering and starting an insurrection, and you wonder, “What does it take to put that guy behind bars?”
Matt Gaetz is the pedo poster boy for smug obnoxious frat boy douche canoes. Even if Gaetz is innocent of sex trafficking of minors, he’s a complete asshole with the way he’s disrespected women. He’s also an asshole for being a conspiracy theory spreading gaslighting liar. He’s also a moron in tacky suits and pointy yard gnome hair. Those are all good reasons for locking him up forever.
I’m 99 percent certain Donald Trump will face criminal charges somewhere for something. But, I’m not certain at all he’ll ever go to prison. With Matt Gaetz, I’m 99 percent certain he’s going to prison because no one is going to protect him and he’s an idiot.
Hopefully, none of these abusing jerks will ever fly free again.
I believe they should go to jail. I believe they should all go to Hell. Let’s cage them up really far away. Lock them up and throw the keys away.
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