Law The Bad and the Beautiful

Convicted of raping a beauty pageant contestant, Mike Tyson faces years in prison and a ruined career. Should the verdict comfort victims of sex crimes?

"I believe a lot of people want to see me self-destruct. They want to see me one day with handcuffs and walking into the police car, going to jail. ((They'll say)) 'Look, I told you he was headed for that.' "

-- Mike Tyson, June 1990

"To reach for the highest star,

No matter how far."

-- Desiree Washington, declaring her goal at the Miss Black America

Pageant in Indianapolis, July 1991

They met by a fluke of fate, like a tank and a tricycle at an intersection. He was the most dangerous man in sport, the once and (we supposed)...

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