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Twitter Reacts To Larry Nassar Sentencing

Some complained that the judge was too mean and impartial.

By Gina Tron

On Wednesday, disgraced USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years behind bars for sexually abusing over 120 young gymnasts.

County Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar, "You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. I've just signed your death warrant."

The judge has been praised as a hero and strong advocate for sexual abuse victims in some media outlets. She addressed that in the courtroom, stating “I’m not special. I’m doing my job.”

After the sentencing, many on Twitter continued to praise her Aquilina.

However, some were critical of her "demeanor." 

Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette added his name to those critical of Aquilina. He called Nassar’s sentencing “the most violative” sentencing proceeding he’s ever seen.

“There has to be some semblance of fairness, no matter how much you hate the person,” Collette said.

Others questioned if those critical of her were only critical because she is female, stating that male judges conduct themselves the same way all the time.

[Photo: NBC News]

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