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Rape victim scorches Brock Turner on CNN: ‘We have the nightmares, we live through the flashbacks’

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Stanford rapist Brock Turner was released from prison on Friday after serving just half of his six-month sentence, and angry reactions continue to pour in.

CNN on Friday interviewed Kamilah Willingham, a rape survivor who now works as gender equality activist, about the Turner case and she delivered a scathing rebuke of both Turner and Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who drew heavy criticism for giving Turner such a lenient sentence.

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“Most victims don’t have the physical evidence, the eye witnesses,” Willingham said of Turner’s victim in the case. “The message that Judge Persky sent to all survivors, including this victim, is: ‘Your pain isn’t valid, it doesn’t matter.’ That he bought Brock Turner’s excuse that, you know, this was an innocent mistake — party culture, whatever — is just simply unacceptable.”

Willingham also wasn’t going to shed any tears for Turner, who now has to register as a sex offender.

“Poor Brock, he has to carry the stigma of being known as a rapist,” she said sarcastically. “People like his victim and people like me have to live with that for the rest of our lives too. We live with the nightmares, we live with the flashbacks… This wasn’t a youthful mistake, it’s not an inevitability of co-ed party culture.”

Check out both clips below.

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‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

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President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

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‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

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The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

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Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

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