In all the attention paid to the hearings on Brett Kavanaugh, let us not overlook an important news item from this week and that was that Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in state prison. The judge did not agree to have him out on bail pending the outcome of the inevitable appeal and he was immediately taken away to jail in handcuffs.
The statements of some of the many women whom he drugged and raped were tragic. In the particular case in which he was convicted, the charges were of drugging and sexually assault, and not rape.
Let’s hope that other abusive monsters like Harvey Weinstein who are also accused of all manner of sexual abuse also get convicted and sentenced to prison. The message has to be sent that powerful people will not get away with such acts in the future but will feel the full force of the law.