Judge Orders Trafficking Victim to Pay Restitution for Killing Her Attacker
Our justice system is anything but just. We let criminals go free all day long and punish people who are the victims of crimes.
During the Summer of Love 2020, we saw people who could literally burn down buildings and hurt anyone who they felt deserved it and all that would happen is that they would be released from jail and charges were dropped by prosecuting attorneys. They were enabled to riot another day.
If they did need bail, no worries, because dozens of celebrities came to their aid donating money to bail them out.
But our system is so messed up, that a court just ruled that a human trafficking victim must pay restitution for killing her rapist.
According to Fox News,
Lewis, who was 15 when she stabbed Brooks in a Des Moines apartment, had run away from home to escape her abusive adoptive mother. She was sleeping in the halls of an apartment building when Christopher Brown, 28, took her in and began trafficking her to other men for sex, according to officials.
Among those men was Brooks, who Lewis said raped her multiple times before she killed him. She recalled being forced at knife point to go to his apartment for sex. After Brooks raped her for what would end up being the last time, Lewis grabbed a knife off a bedside table and stabbed him.
Imagine how much of a slimeball you have to be in order to be the prosecuting attorney to level charges against a sex trafficking victim. That is despicable.
Now, I’ll admit that I don’t know the full details of this case, but if a minor who had her life threatened by a man with a knife fought for her life and killed her abuser and attacker in the process, we should be applauding this woman, not labeling her as a criminal.
The argument put forth from the prosecutors is that she wasn’t under immediate threat because he was asleep. FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! She had already been attacked and couldn’t escape. What was she supposed to do instead? Wait until this stronger individual has a chance to defend himself and likely kill her instead? Maybe she was supposed to just let it continue to happen. Seriously though, I would love to hear what the recommended course of action should have been.