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Bill Cosby, once known as "America's Dad" sentenced to state prison for sexual assault

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Go Braves, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. FireDragon76

    FireDragon76 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's a painful thing to see happen at the twilight of the life of a popular entertainer, but I don't see how anything else could be done.
     
  2. Aryeh Jay

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    It may also have been painful for the victims but I am fast losing my empathy so I may be wrong.
     
  3. FireDragon76

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    I think I mean, nobody likes putting an 81 year old man behind bars. It's almost absurd to contemplate, at first. But when you consider what Cosby did, it's inevitable as a conclusion.
     
  4. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    On a more serious note, Cosby being convicted for these crimes makes me really sad. The Cosby Show is - or was - one of my favorite TV shows, but I'll never be able to see it in quite the same way (if I can stomach it at all).

    I could not be more glad that a serious predator is facing justice, but I'm grieving what seems like a loss of innocence.
    Ringo
     
  5. FireDragon76

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    It's sort of like how I feel watching any movie that has Jeffrey Jones in it, a bit-part and B-list actor from the 80's. Hard to forget he was sexually abusing children.
     
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  6. Aryeh Jay

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    I feel for the other members of the cast of the Cosby show that are not getting royalties.
     
  7. Aryeh Jay

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    Beetlejuice and Devil’s Advocate come to my mind.
     
  8. Ringo84

    Ringo84 Separation of Church and State expert

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    Oh....yeah. I had honestly forgotten about that. Puts Ferris Bueller and one of my favorite movies, Hunt For Red October (Skip Tyler), in a different light....
    Ringo
     
  9. FireDragon76

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    I guess it helps he usually plays throwaway villains, henchmen, or scumbags.

    And of course, this wouldn't be the first time Hollywood has had a big fall. The strict 1950's Hays Code was partly brought on by Fatty Arbuckle's sexual debauchery and allegations of rape and murder that were highly depraved by the sensibilities of the time, and which shocked the country. Arbuckle was a silent film star.
     
  10. joshua 1 9

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    God impressed upon me many times that He is a God of absolute Justice. Even we are told that we can go boldly before the throne of Grace.
     
  11. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

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    Joshua, this thread is not about you.
     
  12. joshua 1 9

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    If you have a million dollars for an attorney they say you can get away with murder. Or if the glove fits: wear it.
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    just replying to the comment you made. Would you rather I ignore you and not say anything.
     
  14. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

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    Yes. Thanks!
     
  15. Blood Bought 1953

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    Maybe he will get some late night visitors tonight that will show him what is like to be on the receiving end of his evil ways.No pills involved. That will help keep memories fresh.
     
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    They can still file in civil court to get some of that money. But I do not think they ever got any of OJ's money. Even though they won that case
     
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    He has to much money for that. When Martha Steward was in prison she ruled the roost. Even the Prison guards take notice if you have money. I remember once when I was going out to the bars I would slip the bouncer a $5 bill to keep an eye to make sure no one was giving me any problems. Back in High School we learned quick to make friends with the right people.
     
  18. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

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    I pray not. He did serious wrongs & he's going to pay for that by being in state prison for years when he's in his 80s & nearly blind. He deserves to be there, but I hope that he's not mistreated while there.
     
  19. Nicholas Deka

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    Best part is, he'll never see it coming! Hahaha!
     
  20. grasping the after wind

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    Not being a celerity probably would mean , no matter what ethnic or racial background the people involved are, that 33 plus women would not have been aware of the first accuser and never come forward. Most do not come forward, even for a celebrity look how many years it took for even one of them to come forward. Once an accuser does come forward it makes it more likely that other victims will feel safe to do so as well. First , though, the others must be aware of the first one coming forward which is much more likely in the case of a celebrity perp. Without the subsequent 32 plus the accusations of a lone victim will often not be enough for a Prosecutor to take to trial.
     
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