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A jury has convicted two former Vanderbilt University football players of raping a female student inside a dorm room.

The jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty. Each was charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. They face decades in prison.

The fact that I’m so surprised they were convicted means we still have a long way to go to support rape victims, but WOW THERE IS SOME JUSTICE LEFT IN THE WORLD!

Vanderbilt rape case verdicts returned by jury against Cory Batey, Brandon Vandenburg.

Two college football players have been convicted of rape. This is huge. 

Hopefully this case will inspire more people to come forward if this horrific crime is commited against them - no matter how connected the attacker may be, and it will open up the discussion for society to recognize and stop the societal norms that encourage rape culture.

Photo: Mohamed Abdiwahab—AFP/Getty Images

Photojournalism Links June 2014 (Part 1)

A collection of some of the best photography published around the web in June 2014.

Pretty Sweet Raw Data

Total amount of tricks in video: 742
Total amount of single tricks in video: 565
Total amount of line tricks in video: 177
Total percentage of line tricks in video compared to single tricks: 23.8%
Highest amount of tricks in section: Sean Malto – 77
Lowest amount of tricks in section: Rick McCrank – 1
Highest amount of line tricks in section: Sean Malto – 24 (31.1%)
Lowest amount of line tricks in section: Gino Iannucci & Rick McCrank – 0