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Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign

Original post made on Aug 31, 2016

Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will be released early from jail, the embattled judge has spoken publicly for the first time -- in a statement posted on a newly launched "Retain Judge Persky" campaign website.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:07 AM

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Posted by vkmo
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Alternate Defender's Office Attorney - Patrick Hoopes "agrees" with Hon Aaron Persky's decision. He says: "Given California's sentencing laws, this would have been a very difficult decision for most judges. I have no doubt that Judge Persky carefully considered all of the factors required and reached a conclusion that, while unpopular, is reasonable". I agree with Attorney Hoopes.

Hollywood celebrity Bill Cosby holds the world record in over 50 rape accusations, but he is NOT in prison. Brock Turner didn't cause the woman's intoxication and didn't provide drugs to take advantage of her (unlike Cosby). Bill Cosby hasn't served 1 hour in jail.

During sexual assault if there is death, injury, pregnancy, disease - then it deserves more focus. In the case of this assault - because the victim was drunk and unconscious, also the assaulter had drunk excessively - it invited assault. Had this happened within the fraternity walls or inside Stanford campus - it would not have been reported.

Posted by @vkmo
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:49 pm

So what you are saying is that what Brock Turner did is of no real concern?

Exactly how much is the Brock Turner amen corner paying you to post this nonsense?

Posted by True
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 31, 2016 at 5:14 pm

True is a registered user.

So you're blaming the victim for being raped?


Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 31, 2016 at 5:33 pm

@vkmo - your sentiment is offensive and ignorant.

"because the victim was drunk and unconscious, also the assaulter had drunk excessively - it invited assault."

Stop blaming the victim and giving the rapist a pass due to his own bad judgment. NOBODY invites, wants or deserves to be assaulted - it doesn't matter whether she was drinking or what she was wearing or where she was. No excuse makes this vile act and lack of self control by the assailant acceptable or justifiable. It is a violation of another human being and should receive a stiff punishment.

As for comparing this to the Bill Cosby case, that's irrelevant. Most (if not all) of Cosby's horrible crimes can't be prosecuted because the statute of limitations had run out. Cosby getting away with it shouldn't mean that others who are caught get lesser sentences. That makes zero sense.

As long as people blame and shame victims, they will not get appropriate justice and rapists will be emboldened to continue their destructive behavior.

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