Brock Turner, a swimmer at Stanford University, has been convicted of raping an unconscious woman. His sentence? About 6 months, because the California judge who tried him thought a longer sentence would be too damaging to him. Meanwhile, across the country, many young black people are receiving harsh sentences for crimes they did not commit, or crimes that were non-threatening and non-violent, like for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
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Jeff Johnson puts it all in perspective by breaking down the sickening facts about this and other cases, including that of a Black Lives Matter activist in South Carolina who is wrongfully being charged of lynching, though she did not actually commit a crime. Click on the audio player to hear reveal more in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”