Update 8:10 p.m. Now Bernie Sanders is sharing this bogus comparison:
We have a criminal justice system which is racist, broken, and must be fundamentally reformed. https://t.co/XvLHcDvc9A
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 14, 2019
Actress Felicity Huffman was just sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in the college admissions scandal and blue-checks are comparing that to the sentence for Tanya McDowell who, according to them, was sentenced to jail for 5 years after she lied about her home address to send her son to a better school:
We knew this was coming but still gotta call out the rich + white privilege here especially when there are black mothers who suffered greater consequences (Kelley Williams-Bolar & Tanya McDowell) for wanting educational advantages for their children as well! https://t.co/KQSphCDnyv
— Natelegé (@natelege_) September 13, 2019
Tanya McDowell serving 12 years for sending her child to school in a better district and Felicity Huffman getting 14 days for scamming a university is proof the justice system works for the people it's designed to work for.
— Travon Free (@Travon) September 13, 2019
So, did she really get 5 years for this as these blue-checks are saying?
7 years ago, homeless mom Tanya McDowell got 5 years in prison for enrolling her son in a school outside her listed district.
Today, wealthy actress Felicity Huffman got 14 days for paying $15K to rig her daughter's SAT scores. Huffman says she's "deeply ashamed." pic.twitter.com/J6UxEkwWDL
— AJ+ (@ajplus) September 13, 2019
Nope. Conveniently, the part about her being a drug dealer is getting left out:
If you're going to compare Felicity Huffman to Tanya McDowell, at least mention she went to jail for being a drug dealer? https://t.co/ply2qIJ8HC
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 13, 2019
From the Connecticut Post (the “Norwalk case” is about her using a fake address to get her son into the better school):
[Superior Court Judge Frank] Iannotti retorted Tuesday that the Norwalk case had nothing to do with why McDowell was before him.
“This case is about the convictions for the sale of narcotics to an undercover police officer,” the judge said. “I think you understand that because that is really the essence of what has gotten you into the predicament you find yourself today.”
On the two counts of sale of narcotics, the judge then sentenced her to 12 years, suspended after she serves five years and followed by five years probation. The sentence is to run concurrently with a five-year sentence she received in the Norwalk case.
Oh, and her attorney is happy with the outcome:
In the end, both he and McDowell’s lawyer, Darnell Crosland, said they were happy with the resolution of the cases.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.