The verdict is in: GUILTY.
As it should be.
Trent Mays was sentenced to a minimum of two years, to be served consecutively, and Ma’lik Richmond was sentenced a minimum of one year.
How much time they actually serve, until their 21st birthdays, remains to be seen.
But in the big scheme of things, all over this country, it is sad to say that be you juvenile or adult, you are far more likely to be harshly sentenced for computer hacking than you are for filming yourself fingering an unconscious teenaged girl and then texting it to all of your friends and yapping about it on YouTube.
In a country where elected congrespeople think that certain races and certain sexual persuasions should be exempt from legal violence protections, it is a small wonder teenage boys think it’s okay to film themselves manually raping a passed out drunk classmate and post it on the internet.
You want to know “what’s wrong with kids these days”?
Look at who is raising them, and look at who we trust to make the laws that tell them what’s OK and what’s not.
It’s not the schools, and it’s not video games and movies, IT’S US.