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Analysis of Judge Persky's 'pattern' cases

Original post made on May 16, 2018

Six criminal cases are at the heart of the campaign to unseat Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 1:54 PM

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22 people like this
Posted by Dude
a resident of another community
on May 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Wow. A reasonably balanced news article. Who would have expected that in this day and age of click-bait news...

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Posted by Robyn
a resident of another community
on May 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm

The Judge did what Judges are expected and sworn to do...decide upon lawful punishment after considering 1. the statements of the victim and DA, 2. recommendations from probation after they do their own investigation and 3. the personal factors of the defendant.
This seems to be a personal vendetta by the professor who is a friend of the victim.
Lifetime registration is a lifetime consequences, a red letter.
I am voting against the recall.

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Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm

William Hitchens is a registered user.

I voted against the recall because I feel very strongly that well-meaning fools who know nothing of The Law must not be allowed to tamper with it. I trust the US Rule of Law far more than I trust people who are thinking emotionally and not with legally informed brains. And no, I have nothing to do with the legal system, hence my no vote. I am not qualified to recall him, nor are a great majority of Santa Clara County voters. Just look at the mess in the White House to see what happens when poorly-educated, uninformed people vote en masse.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood

on May 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?

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Posted by Me too
a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

@William Hitchens
“just look at the mess in the White House, poorly educated”
One could also say, you aren’t the smartest tool in the shed. HA..
voting NO

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Posted by @William Hitchens
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm

It's quite peculiar that you consider yourself qualified enough to vote for a judge, but not qualified enough to recall one? Unless you're implying that you've never voted for a judge in previous elections.

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Posted by RSmith
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 17, 2018 at 8:12 am

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Our Peninsula Foodist, Elena Kadvany, leaves out very important facts for each case and doesn't bring up all of the former cases that are at the center of the recall campaign.

Let's start with an egregious case that she failed to mention first had me mortified which was when he victim-shamed the "De Anza Gang Rape" victim. It's a case in which several members of the De Anza College baseball team allegedly gang-raped an unconscious 17-year-old girl. Persky allowed highly prejudicial and revealing photos of the victim taken nearly a year after the crime to be shown to the jury. He also barred a second victim (Jane Doe #2), who alleged a very similar crime, from testifying so the jury was not able to consider allegations that the alleged assault was part of a pattern. Judge Persky also blocked the jury from knowing that the baseball players had all taken the Fifth in their depositions.

The result of Judge Persky’s biased rulings in this case was that none of the defendants were found liable and one juror left the courtroom saying that “She came there kind of looking for it,” while another juror said that the unconscious victim hadn’t been totally “comatose”, so “she was just having a good time.” Her lawyers called the impact of the photos “prejudicial” and questioned other rulings by Persky that, according to Barbara Spector, one of the lawyers for the victim, “favored” the defendants. Monica Burneikis, another of the victim’s lawyers, told NBC that “it seems that Judge Persky’s focus is not seeking justice for the victim but rather on protecting the perpetrator.”

There are more details omitted in the cases above like with the Gunderson case one of Judge Persky’s supporters has harshly criticized his handling of the Gunderson case. Retired Judge LaDoris Cordell told Buzzfeed News that “There are so many problems with how this case was handled that I’m not even sure where to start . . . The system is set up so that if someone has admitted a violent offense and is now a convicted felon, they should be closely monitored,” Cordell said. “You don’t just cross your fingers and hope everything is going to be fine.”

I probably lost people at this point, but, look it up and make your own decision if you think we have a judge that has a habit of providing lenient sentences for athletes and those that he identifies with. If we can elect 'em, we can recall them!

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Posted by bobgnote
a resident of another community
on May 20, 2018 at 7:18 am

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WHAT, you mean the plea-deal cases? ANALYZE THIS! Which finger am I holding up?


AH, 'patterns.'

Like too tangled, with a web, woven wickedly, so I am banned by PA Weekly, SJ Mercury, all kinds of spam-sites, and any library or media center where I composed and printed out many of the 65+ unheard habeas corpus petitions, unsupported by Calbar or any court, while I am actually innocent and harassed by false process profiteers.

And along comes BROCK TURNER, JOSE GARCIA-ZARATE, A.J. GONZALEZ, and the rest, killing a girl, while other MUJAHIDIN set wild-fires.

Seen GAME OF THRONES? There's a Dana Perino-Bash person! Not too real, is she?

Conduct DISCOVERY, girls. We're ACTUALLY INNOCENT, and you keep CHURNING, like little milk-maids, pounding away because your bully-boys don't investigate.


So discover, or DON'T COME TO AMERICA, to see U2.

As for The EAGLES? One-point-landing baiting by fake musicians, selling you even MORE plagiarism, based on MY PLAYING is to be discouraged in 2018.

That's why Boston Bombing 2013, by guys who look like Stallone brothers, SINCE EYE OF THE TIGER is one of the AC-DC through ZZ Top rips, off my Gibson MM1, which you and MVPD let my family rip off and sell, while Wells Fargo rolls me, in San Jose, and you've been reporting anomaly things from my fatwa, since John Lennon was shot and Santana Row fire 2002 was about USPO Joe called me in for urinalysis because I burned one during probation for a Mueller fraud, now killing, AROUND THE WORLD.

Enjoy Ramadan 2018, but the suspense is about YOUR REFUSAL TO REPORT ANY REAL FACTS, including the kind for submission to evidence, in thousands of injure courts, AROUND THE WORLD.

And SOMEHOW, females who knew they'd cheated me to roll me in San Jose all came to involve this situation of actually related cases with Judge Persky, his success at process, but his profile, by persons, too corrupt, for basic enforcement, trying to make it as uneven as possible, to conspire to violate the Act, to incite riot and mayhem, OVER DECADES, while suppressing my facts.

Enjoy the USDC if you don't settle, whether you recall a Judge or not because D61 FD STEPHEN MANLEY is why STEPHEN Paddock in Vegas led to Austin Chief Brian MANLEY announcing bomber Conditt's demise, so go figure!

You are going to get sued, from here, there, and from Broward, where they get hit EVERY YEAR, over D48 Bernal, D23 1368 PC court, to D61 MANLEY, with the patch on his left, so Abu Hamza, announcing the Vegas hit, from May 2017 looks like #7 Colin Kaepernick, so get smarter about this than you were, given here's FOOTBALL.

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Posted by The Business Man
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on May 20, 2018 at 11:24 am

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Posted by The Business Man

One argued in a related story:

“Turner got a 6 month punishment, of which he served 3 months time. He will have the sex crime reporting with law enforcement for the rest of his life. His career is wrecked, his Stanford education is wrecked. He had to quit Stanford, he had to leave California. The woman suffered no physical injury, did not get pregnant. Judge Persky should not be recalled for this decision.”

Oh poor Turner, he didn’t physically touch another person without proper consent, engaged in sexual activity without consent, and violated one of our most cherished trusts, using another for his sexual gratification. What alternative reality are you basing that one must be accountable for their actions. I am MALE and I CANNOT tolerate this kind of abuse of another.

He got off light in my point of view. He is lucky he did not live in a justice system that would require equal actions done to him. The idea that he had to quit Stanford is laughable, it is a PRIVILEGE to attend college NOT A RIGHT. He has PROVEN himself a danger to others, so he DESERVES the increased scrutiny of his actions by registering as a sex offender. He did NOT HAVE TO LEAVE California THAT was his CHOICE. Just like he had the CHOICE either to conduct himself properly in the first place.



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