10 Aug What Happens when you kick your girlfriend 117 times on video…
Today’s blog post comes from @doyouconsideryourselffeminist on Instagram. Thanks for sharing. Their caption reads:
“The footage was so clear that San Francisco police were able to determine that Gurbaksh Chahal punched and kicked his girlfriend 117 times in 30 minutes.
He also smothered her with a pillow for 20 seconds. “She stated she was unable to breathe,” San Francisco Police Officer Anh Nguyen testified at the preliminary hearing against Chahal, as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle. “She stated that he said, ‘I’m going to kill you’ four times. She stated she was in fear for her life.”The cops still had the video.Until they didn’t.Before Chahal even had to attempt a fix, a judge ruled that the video was inadmissible because the police had seized it improperly. The judge was not swayed by the prosecutor’s argument that the cops hadn’t had time to secure a warrant because a tech mogul could so easily erase the footage.With no victim and no video, the district attorney’s office agreed to reduce the 47 felony charges to two misdemeanors. Chahal pleaded guilty with the understanding that he would get probation, along with 25 hours of community service and a $500 fine. “A traffic ticket,” Chahal remarked online. He sought to excuse himself and smear the woman by suggesting in a blog that he had only reacted as anyone might upon learning that his girlfriend had supposedly engaged in “unprotected sex for money with other people.” “There is a difference between temper and domestic violence,” he contended….
This is the kind of disgusting domestic abuse that occurs EVERYDAY. What else are we waiting for???