Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Bill Cosby was sentenced to prison for violent sexual assault. Photos of a handcuffed Cosby, head down and being taken to jail is quite different from the comedian and entertainer we welcomed into our homes. This is first successful prosecution of a high-profile sexual predator in the #MeToo era. There are a couple of other takeaways. The justice system still works and wealth and status don't get you a free pass when you break the law. Yet we're shocked when celebrities we love fall into disgrace. After all, this was Dr. Huxtable. This was the grandfather who gave grandfatherly advice at college commencement ceremonies. We're reminded once again that humanity is broken and the battle between sin and righteousness is being waged in every human heart, even those we thought incapable of such crimes.