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Early results show sizeable support for recall of judge

Original post made on Jun 5, 2018

Judge Aaron Persky, whose June 2016 verdict in the Brock Turner case sparked a national debate about sexual violence, campus safety and judicial independence, is on the verge of losing his seat on the Santa Clara County Superior Court Tuesday evening, as early results showed significant support for the campaign to recall him.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9:06 PM

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Posted by fyuvdwrnj
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2018 at 10:51 pm

A very sad day for Santa Clara County, and a damning condemnation of the critical thinking skills of the electorate.


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Posted by Good
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Very happy that the judge was recalled. Happy days!!!!


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Posted by @alphabet soup
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2018 at 11:13 pm

"A very sad day for Santa Clara County, and a damning condemnation of the critical thinking skills of the electorate."

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65 people like this
Posted by fyuvdwrnj
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 5, 2018 at 11:36 pm

“Trump supporter, by chance?”

Far from it. The election of Trump and the Persky recall are two sides of the same coin. The age of the social media fomented mob gaining political power.


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Posted by You said it
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:42 am

@ fyuvdwrnj
"The election of Trump and the Persky recall are two sides of the same coin. The age of the social media fomented mob gaining political power."

As opposed to the age of the propaganda/censored news swallowing fomented mob gaining political power. Two sides of the same coin indeed.


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Posted by A few more to go!!
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 5:45 am

Don't stop! There's about 4 or 5 more EXACTLY LIKE HIM. When do we start the recall for them? Let's make this a regular election day thing!!!


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Posted by Juan
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jun 6, 2018 at 7:06 am

Juan is a registered user.

I guess judges need to check Twitter and Facebook before deciding sentencing now. The law doesn't matter, sentencing guidelines don't matter, see what Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump think about the matter first.


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Posted by Yes but
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 8:32 am

It still shows a sizable amount of residents are rape supporters.

I’m so tired of people that blame the victim and sympathize with the rapist. The bad judge is out, great, but it should have been 90-10. :(


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Posted by Juan
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Jun 6, 2018 at 8:57 am

Juan is a registered user.

False, people who voted against the recall of a judge who delivered a fair verdict given the law and sentencing guidelines are not "rape supporters". [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


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Posted by @juan
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 9:02 am

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Posted by Reader
a resident of another community
on Jun 6, 2018 at 9:53 am

@Yes but
You do know that there is a difference between sexual assault and rape, right? The victim in this case was not raped and the sentence handed down by the judge was appropriate. But the lynch mob (of which you are a part) keeps shouting rape. Just like Donald Trump. If you say lies enough times then people really will believe them.


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Posted by Random Commenter
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 10:25 am

The people have spoken *LOUDLY*. This wasn't even close, nearly a 20 point margin of victory in favor of the recall.

One indisputable benefit of this recall process was the unveiling of the true colors of various public officials such as Jeff Rosen.

In opposing the recall, Rosen has likely destroyed his future in higher political office (at the state or federal level) and may not even manage to be re-elected when his term is up.

Persky is done in public office. It is doubtful that he could get a teaching position, so it is probably private practice for him or an early retirement.

Well done, gentlemen! Hope you two have some nice quiet hobbies like gardening or reading.


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Posted by fyuvdwrnj
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

"It still shows a sizable amount of residents are rape supporters."

Ladies and gentlemen, these are the kinds of critical thinking skills possessed by our electorate.


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Posted by Common sense
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Common sense is a registered user.

Looks like the low-information voters triumphed.

After the trial and sentencing, seen very widely as unjust and unfair to the victim, practically everyone wanted to wreak revenge on Judge Persky.

But then, complicating realities emerged. The law was changed (so similar sentencing wouldn't happen again anyway). The court's other judges explained that they all would have given the same sentence, under the guidelines then in place (so recalling Persky is futile, he's punished for the action any judge would have taken in that court). Demagogue Michelle Dauber (who has never argued in that court -- not licensed to practice law here) selected half a dozen Persky cases out of 2000, and proclaimed a "pattern of bias," a grossly absurd notion contradicted by every impartial review and by the court's other judges (LaDoris Cordell pointed out that any judge, including Cordell herself, could be misrepresented the same way by cherry-picking case examples; Cordell went further in an interview I heard, characterizing Dauber's assertions about Persky as going beyond distortions to sheer lies).

The more people learned, the more we realized how absurd it was to scapegoat Persky for a disappointing verdict that was effectively inevitable under the existing laws. Even the district attorney Rosen pointed that out. (And instead of "getting it," some people now want to condemn Rosen for telling the truth! Incredible.)

The more people learned, the more they rejected recalling Persky (a trend that the Daily Post chronicled: support for recall fell as the election neared). But some people still didn't Get It, and a few of them are at pains to demonstrate that fact in the comments here.


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Posted by @(Lack of) Common sense
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm

"The more people learned, the more they rejected recalling Persky (a trend that the Daily Post chronicled: support for recall fell as the election neared). But some people still didn't Get It, and a few of them are at pains to demonstrate that fact in the comments here."

And once again, the Big Lie lives on.

Heaven help any of you losers if your wife/significant other/daughter were to be treated the way Persky treated women in his courtroom.


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Posted by I don't feel any better
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm

In fact, I feel filthy.


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Posted by swissik
a resident of another community
on Jun 6, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Mobs don't give a darn about factual information. They want to see blood. In case Dauber plans to run for public office she won't get my vote.


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Posted by fyuvdwrnj
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 3:06 pm

"Heaven help any of you losers if your wife/significant other/daughter were to be treated the way Persky treated women in his courtroom."

Give it a rest with the whole "Persky is a woman-hating monster" narrative. If my daughter had to appear in court, I'd be fine if it was in front of Judge Persky.

What this really illustrates about being in the courtroom is that we should be absolutely terrified by the prospect of being tried in front of a jury of our peers. Many, if not most, of my "peers" are easily manipulated ignoramuses, as this election illustrates.


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Posted by @alphabet soup
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

"Give it a rest with the whole "Persky is a woman-hating monster" narrative. If my daughter had to appear in court, I'd be fine if it was in front of Judge Persky.

What this really illustrates about being in the courtroom is that we should be absolutely terrified by the prospect of being tried in front of a jury of our peers. Many, if not most, of my "peers" are easily manipulated ignoramuses, as this election illustrates."
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Posted by fyuvdwrnj
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 3:16 pm

"In case Dauber plans to run for public office she won't get my vote."

That does bring up a good point. Since we all know that recalling Persky won't actually solve any of the problems that people are upset about, what is the next move for Dauber[Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]?


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Posted by @alphabet soup
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 3:18 pm

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Posted by fyuvdwrnj
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jun 6, 2018 at 3:20 pm

"Then again, you are a Trumpster, so you have that going against you."

I already stated in this thread that I don't support Donald Trump. He is a total idiot.

Can we stay on topic, please? I know it's difficult for you to believe, but it is indeed possible for someone to simultaneously oppose Donald Trump and oppose the Persky recall.


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