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R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in sex trafficking case

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By TOM HAYS and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN

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Incredible to believe that these crimes continued happening for literally decades without nobody doing anything to stop them, but at least his sentence may be signaling a change of attitudes; and people that could be thinking about doing similar things will have to consider they can spend a long time in prison even if they are famous.

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Unfortunately it happens again and again with powerful people. Of course just look at the Catholic Church scandals or Jimmy Savile. If you don’t know who Jimmy Savile is, he was like a kids entertainment specialist in the UK for decades. I grew up watching his program “Jim’ll Fix It” on TV. Check out the Netflix documentary about him if you want to see another horrific story of abuse lasting decades without any action

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Their is something wrong with a little bump and grind,when it involves minors

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Deserved death penalty..

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 He still faces child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges in Chicago, where a trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 15.

There will be a different outcome in the upcoming case compared to the 2008 case.

Incredible to believe that these crimes continued happening for literally decades without nobody doing anything to stop them, but at least his sentence may be signaling a change of attitudes; and people that could be thinking about doing similar things will have to consider they can spend a long time in prison even if they are famous.

Anyone familiar with US jurisprudence would recognize how misguided this comment is.

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virusrexToday  07:50 am JST

Incredible to believe that these crimes continued happening for literally decades without nobody doing anything to stop them, but at least his sentence may be signaling a change of attitudes; and people that could be thinking about doing similar things will have to consider they can spend a long time in prison even if they are famous.

His track record spans light-years. When he married a 15-year-old in Las Vegas in 1995, that should've raised a red flag. R can write good songs when he wants to but his actions and lyrical content got increasingly disturbing and pornographic in nature. Now, karma finally has caught up to him. Took long enough.

> qazwsxToday  08:20 am JST

Unfortunately it happens again and again with powerful people. Of course just look at the Catholic Church scandals or Jimmy Savile. If you don’t know who Jimmy Savile is, he was like a kids entertainment specialist in the UK for decades. I grew up watching his program “Jim’ll Fix It” on TV. Check out the Netflix documentary about him if you want to see another horrific story of abuse lasting decades without any action

The Southern Baptist Church in the US is experiencing the same scandals now. And look at Gary Glitter and the ever-likable Bill Cosby. I didn't want to believe he was a rapist but 63 different women who don't know each other is no smear conspiracy.

But it's even worse when the offense is done on minors. It leaves psychological scars for life. Now this slimepot is going to pay, yet he still has charges in Chicago, Detroit, and federal kiddie porn charges too.

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Anyone familiar with US jurisprudence would recognize how misguided this comment is.

How exactly? are you trying to make an appeal of authority on the matter? because that don't work by definition on anonymous accounts. Without that invalid appeal you would need to argue how this is the case, if you can't argue that means there is no problem with the comment, just that you don't like it.

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How exactly? are you trying to make an appeal of authority on the matter? because that don't work by definition on anonymous accounts. Without that invalid appeal you would need to argue how this is the case, if you can't argue that means there is no problem with the comment, just that you don't like it.

You should learn the meaning of "appeal to authority" especially in the context of this kind of legal matter.

And your explanation has no logical foundation, and makes no sense. Is there some kind of conclusion you are trying to make?

You provide no source, and no coherent explanation for whatever it is you are trying to claim.

It looks like you are just trying to summarize the main points of the article, but are having difficulty with the language.

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You should learn the meaning of "appeal to authority" especially in the context of this kind of legal matter.

When you criticize a comment without giving any argument it can be because of two things, you make an appeal to your authority (which is invalid) or you already understand you have no argument to make because your criticism is only based on your personal bias and express no objective judgment.

And your explanation has no logical foundation, and makes no sense. Is there some kind of conclusion you are trying to make?

It was very simple, without arguments you can't just skip to conclusions. It makes it obvious you understand from the beginning you are mistaken.

Moving goalposts is another fallacy, first you say the comment is misguided, but then it becomes the same as what the article is saying. So according to you the article is misguided then?

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I wonder if he's going to write the Remix to the Remix of ignition in there?

Son, we off in this cell, cloggin' toilets up

Blastin' out the spooge, in the back of my trunk

Bouncin' up and down, stroke it 'round and 'round

For 30 years, we just thuggin' it out

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What a way to cap your career. Fame is definitely a poison for some.

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If this guy goes in for child porn he is done!! If he ever gets out in GP general population he is dead because those lifers will love to get the news credit of taking out R. Kelly. The prisoners have their own rules inside. I would assume he really believe in the song he wrote "I Believe I Can Fly" those walls are too tall as he said he dreamed about it night and day. Oh well he wrote his future. He should rewrite the song and change the title to "I Believe I Can Lie" talented guy and I can say I PERSONALLY saw him in action recruiting star struck little girls in the mall using his entourage to make the approaches. Pathetic!

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Good. Throw away the key.

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