Chris Brown Takes Plea Deal! California Judge Issues Light Sentence And A Slap On The Wrists! Whaaat?
Well, the California courts have had their say in the final chapter of the Chris Brown / Rihanna abuse case. A judge today accepted a plea deal entered into by pop star Chris Brown and sentenced the singer to five years probation and five months of community “labor.” Whatever that means. Also, the judge has imposed a retraining order that demands Brown to keep fifty yards away from Rihanna and only ten when they are attending “industry functions.”
What I wanna know is how did Chris Brown get off with only a slap on his wrists for beating the absolute crap out of Rihanna? There are a lot of bloggers and entertainment insiders who say that the judge in this case made the ruling based on Brown’s clean record up until this point. Others say that Chris Brown was handed a sentence that regular Joe Blow abusers receive from the California justice system.
I say that if that is the case, then the California court sysytem needs to be overhauled. How in the world does a man get away with nearly choking his ex girlfriend to the point of unconsciousness and receive probation and not some jail time? Chris Brown should be serving a minimum five month jail sentence instead of picking up trash along the interstate for five months!
The pictures leaked from the Los Angeles police department featuring the beat up and bruised Rihanna should have sent some type of wave of compassion and sense of justice to the judge presiding over the case. But of course, a trial might have been necessary in order to have those pics weigh in on the sentence. Who really knows?
But the most shocking thing about this case is that women and girls all across this country are lining up to support Chris Brown and diss Rihanna. A lot of ignorant people are saying that this whole situation is Rihanna’s fault. Like it is okay to say nothing while your boyfriend disrespects you by accepting phone calls and sexy text messages from his past jump-offs! Come on! Ladies, be honest, if you were in Rihanna’s shoes, would YOU have really let that slide?
How about the fact that according to Chris Brown’s own words, he was planning to beat the you know what out of Rihanna when they arrived home? Sounds like this type of behavior had been playing out for awhile in their relationship. The beating that Rihanna took wasn’t an amateur one. Chris Brown beat her like a man he had fought before. And I don’t care what any of you crazy women out here say in Chris Brown’s defense either because if it was YOU getting your $%#@ whupped like a man, you would have been screaming like Rihanna was that night, too! Remember the neighbors heard the beat-down and called the police, not knowing who was in the car, but concerned for the woman being battered.
Perhaps all the women who are defending Chris Brown should wear a t-shirt that says “I like getting my @#$% beat on the regular. Wanna be my boyfriend?” Or, “I suffer from low self-esteem. You can beat me at will. Wanna party?” because if you are a woman that sides with a violent man, you deserve to get your behind kicked 24/7.
But I have a sneaking suspicion that all of those sistas who are so sympathetic to Chris Brown’s domestic violence issues, are not too hip to the idea of taking a beat down from a boyfriend or husband and that baffles me. If YOU ladies aren’t willing to accept a royal @#$% kicking from your man, why is Rihanna expected to take it no questions asked?
Finally, if you are a Chris Brown fan, support your boy in getting the help that he needs. Statistics have shown that a batterer usaully moves on to the next victime and becomes progressively worse. Just check out your local news for reports of missing women who eventually turn up dead courtesy of their abusive boyfriends or husbands. So, we can debate the Chris Brown / Rihanna situation for entertainment purposes, or we can chose to look at the broader picture of domestic violence and began to put faces of those closer to home to us in place of Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Maybe then, we will all come to realize that the face of domestic violence is a universal one.