Vice Magazine publishes Sweet Crude
Feb 10, 2015
I came back to the apartment to find Laura sitting at the kitchen table, upset. She said she had just gotten off the phone with the district attorney's office in New Orleans, and they told her that since her ex-boyfriend did not stab or shoot her but beat her up without a weapon, he would get a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
"I was getting comfortable knowing that he was going to jail, and now it's like, 'Bam! He's free!' But the good thing is that if he beats somebody else up, it's his third offense and he's going away for life. So now I am just crossing my fingers that he beats another motherfucker up? That is stupid. That's just stupid," Laura said. "That just kills me."