In the last few weeks the UK papers have reported the cases of two white, professional, well paid men who visited horrific domestic violence on their wives and were treated remarkably leniently by judges. One of the two was a doctor.
Dr. Stuart Brown walked free from court, but was ordered to pay his wife a paltry £500 ($1,000). He had thrown her to the floor and punched her at least 24 times after an argument about a new car.
The magistrate decided not to jail him because he had no prior convictions and was of previous “good character”. The magistrate told the wife beater: “No punishment this court could enforce could come anywhere near the impact you feel this had on you, your profession and your colleagues.”