Justice in America: A Wealthy Child Rapist Goes Free, But a Poor Woman Trying to Feed Her Kids Gets Jailed

The United States in effect operates two distinct criminal justice systems: one for wealthy people and another for poor people and minorities.

In 2009, when Robert H Richard IV, an unemployed heir to the DuPont family fortune, pled guilty to fourth-degree rape of his three-year-old daughter, a judge spared him a justifiable sentence – indeed, only put Richard on probation – because she figured this 1-percenter would "not fare well" in a prison setting.
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