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District attorney endorses judge facing recall

Original post made on Apr 11, 2017

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, the embattled judge whose controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student Brock Turner made waves across the globe last year, has received a high-profile endorsement in his fight to retain his seat on the bench from the county's district attorney, Jeff Rosen.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 10, 2017, 4:20 PM

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Posted by Maher
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Apr 11, 2017 at 3:21 pm

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Oh here we go... another full blown proof of how inbred the boys' club paradigm is in US court processes vav male violence against women. The DA who is expected to prosecute crimes to the highest degree supports a judge who trivializes the rape of a drugged girl by a privileged Stanford athlete. Oh yeh! that's how they roll.

Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Apr 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

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So there is moral outrage at a judge handing down a sentence that is deemed too short when the criminal is a college student raping an adult victim while the victim was incapacitated. I agree that three months is pretty short for this crime.
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Posted by Randy Guelph
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

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You seem to be quite confused about the difference in roles between lawyers and judges. Everyone in this country deserves a vigorous legal defense; our justice system is built upon that presumption. Yes, that includes alleged murderers, rapists, burglars. Are they supposed to be deprived of legal representation because they've been accused of a crime? Should defense lawyers run a little mini-trial ahead of time to see if they should provide them a defense?

Just, on the other hand, are meant to, guess what, pass judgment. It's quite clear that this judges judgment is inadequate, since the sentence they delivered to a duly convicted sexual assailant has so shocked the conscience of our community and nation.

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Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Apr 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm

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