Always remember, in our society, violent acts are nowhere near as important as offensive words.


Ray's lawyer said he was truly sorry and ashamed for what he did, but of course, wouldn't say what he did. Now this...

After the five-minute court hearing, Rice applied for New Jersey's pretrial intervention program, which allows for charges to be dismissed against first-time offenders who participate in the program and meet certain conditions. The county prosecutor will decide whether Rice is allowed to enter the program.

If not, prosecutors have offered Rice a plea bargain that would spare him jail time if he participates in anger management counseling.


The sad, stunning details continue at ABC News.