Saturday, June 11, 2016

Now even members of Congress are calling for the removal of Judge Aaron Persky.

Judge Aaron Persky
Courtesy of HuffPo: 

Members of Congress are joining a growing chorus of people demanding the removal of the judge who handed down a six-month jail sentence to a former Stanford University student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman. 

Over 1 million people signed a petition on Change.org asking the California legislature to start impeachment proceedings for Aaron Persky, the judge in the case. Meanwhile, more than 1 million people have signed separate petitions circulated by UltraViolet and MoveOn.org to ask the California Commission on Judicial Performance to remove Persky from the bench. Organizers spoke with with sexual assault survivors in San Francisco on Friday afternoon. 

As the petitions continue to rack up signatures, prospective jurors are also boycotting serving under Judge Aaron Persky, and elected federal officials are adding their support that Persky lose his job. 

Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California who sponsored legislation to reform how sexual assaults are handled on college campuses, told The Huffington Post this week that Persky should quit. 

“I think he should resign,” Speier said. She added, however, that it’s “a decision for the voters of Santa Clara County to make.”

Of course this is just the latest news in a case that has almost completely taken over social media outlets.

Just in case you have been living in a cave and do not know the story, a Stanford University student, assaulted a female student on the ground outside of a frat party

During the trial the victim read an incredibly personal and heart churning statement to the court: 

On January 17th, 2015, it was a quiet Saturday night at home. My dad made some dinner and I sat at the table with my younger sister who was visiting for the weekend. I was working full time and it was approaching my bed time. I planned to stay at home by myself, watch some TV and read, while she went to a party with her friends. Then, I decided it was my only night with her, I had nothing better to do, so why not, there’s a dumb party ten minutes from my house, I would go, dance like a fool, and embarrass my younger sister. On the way there, I joked that undergrad guys would have braces. My sister teased me for wearing a beige cardigan to a frat party like a librarian. I called myself “big mama”, because I knew I’d be the oldest one there. I made silly faces, let my guard down, and drank liquor too fast not factoring in that my tolerance had significantly lowered since college. 

The next thing I remember I was in a gurney in a hallway. I had dried blood and bandages on the backs of my hands and elbow. I thought maybe I had fallen and was in an admin office on campus. I was very calm and wondering where my sister was. A deputy explained I had been assaulted. I still remained calm, assured he was speaking to the wrong person. I knew no one at this party. When I was finally allowed to use the restroom, I pulled down the hospital pants they had given me, went to pull down my underwear, and felt nothing. I still remember the feeling of my hands touching my skin and grabbing nothing. I looked down and there was nothing. The thin piece of fabric, the only thing between my vagina and anything else, was missing and everything inside me was silenced. I still don’t have words for that feeling. In order to keep breathing, I thought maybe the policemen used scissors to cut them off for evidence.

Despite the fact that the statement left the courtroom in tears, the Judge Aaron Persky, a former student at Stanford himself,  only gave the attacker, Brock Turner, a six month sentence because "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him."
Brock Turner
As you might imagine outrage has been sweeping the nation ever since, and it is only growing in intensity, and will likely see this judge lose his job.

Which seems more than fair.

Just yesterday the Daily Mail revealed that not only did this Brock Turner drug and rape this young woman, he also sent nude pictures of her to his friends:Stanford rapist Brock Turner sent a photo of his victim's breasts to friends after the attack outside a frat house party.

To be honest since this was receiving so much attention I was going to take a pass on covering it.

But the more I read, the angrier I became, and I eventually realized that it is a story that really everybody needs to publicize in order to help send a message to punk kids like this Brock Turner, and incompetent judges like this Aaron Persky, that the world is watching you.

And that world demands justice.

93 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:10 PM

    Where did it say he drugged her? I've been following the story pretty closely and that's the first I heard that detail

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    1. You know what you're right.

      When I read her statement it sounded like she had been drugged, but now I realize that she just drank herself into a state where she could not remember clearly what happened.

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    2. Anonymous2:24 PM

      Once you read the victim's statement don't forget to read the letter penned by VP
      Joe Biden. He is such a good example of how a man should respect a woman.
      https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomnamako/joe-biden-writes-an-open-letter-to-stanford-survivor?utm_term=.weP2Pk2o#.agpOREO1

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    3. Anonymous2:44 PM

      And people say a Vice President accomplishes nothing. This man has been to hell and back, yet will continue to reach out to others in his grief.

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    4. Gryphen, we don't know that Emily Doe was NOT drugged at the party: her roc screen has not been released, to my knowledge.

      Two things suggest that she had been: the fact that Brock Turner lied about his familiarity with drugs and alcohol, and the fact that Emily Doe remained unconscious for three hours after she arrived at the hospital. Though her blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit for driving, the depth and length of her unconsciousness indicate that she may have been drugged as well.

      This story has dominated my thoughts all week, and each new revelation just makes the whole sordid assault worse, worse, worse.

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    5. Anonymous2:55 AM

      MrsRarquinBiscuitbarrel, my first thought was that she was drugged, also. She didn't go to the party to get blackout drunk, yet she became unconscious and has no memory of any of it--sounds like she was roofied. Whether Turner did it himself or just took advantage when he saw she was clearly incapacitated, there's absolutely no doubt that he took her outside, undressed her, and proceeded to assault her. It took two grad students to come by and confront him before he stopped assaulting her and tried to run away.

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    6. Anonymous8:48 PM

      Actually, it's my understanding that the girl admitted that she has a history of drinking until blacking out. I doubt if the prosecutor would have dropped the initial rape charge if their had been any evidence of being drugged.

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    7. As a survivor of a brutal gang rape in the army (my story is on my Facebook in the notes section called the night that never ends. It's also on my blog page Doubting Thomas, the night that never ends or you can google doubting Thomas the night that never ends, as other blogs have picked up my story).
      I was drugged, tied up and brutal raped for hours and threatened with my life if I talked. I was 18, a virgin when I was married three months before. Non of the men ever got a slap on the wrist...I was transferred and my name besmirched and the rest of my military career ruined....
      I am signing this with my real name because I'm tired of hiding what happened to me .

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    8. Please give the girl a break, no one deserves to be raped. Especially when they are incapacitated. It's been proven that he had to be pulled off of her and yet he took the time to photograph the poor girls breasts and post it on Facebook bragging about his "conquest".
      What about this does she "deserve"? What about this is her fault?
      Regardless of how much she had to drink or drugs she may or may not have taken, no one deserves to be raped.

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  2. Anonymous2:29 PM

    You left out the part where Rapist Brock Turner lied to the judge about his previous drug and alcohol use, saying he was unused to them. Photo and phone evidence shows he was quite experienced. Thank goodness for the tabloids and Buzzfeed, or we wouldn't know the full extent of this miscarriage of justice. And given ALL we know about Rapist Brock Turner, he'd be just the kind of guy who might drug someone.

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    1. Leland3:54 PM

      Again. (Assuming the Daily Mail is correct.)

      I sincerely hope this bastard is NEVER hired, because of this record, by ANY firm with any kind of decent wages or salaries so he can be truly miserable the rest of his life and live off Daddy.

      And even if that becomes reality, it will STILL be far less of a sentence than what he gave HER!

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    2. Anonymous5:15 PM

      In all fairness it sounds like Miss Emily Doe needs to seek some help for her alcohol problems. I hope that her insurance will cover her counseling and that she learns from her mistake.

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    3. Anonymous6:03 PM

      Being unconscious is not a reason for being raped. Being intoxicated is not a reason for being raped.

      It was not her "mistake" that caused her to be raped. She was raped BECAUSE a rapist raped her.

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    4. Anonymous8:46 PM

      5:15, sounds like you need to seek some help for your "being a worthless sack of shit" problem.

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    5. Anonymous2:56 AM

      5:15, the fairness troll. Go die in a fire.

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    6. 5:15 it's obvious you are either a right wing male, or an ignorant woman with her head in the sand.
      Before you judge this woman, you need to remember "judge not lest you be judged" since you publically judged her, I am going to judge you as an idiot. Or a rapist yourself.

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  3. Brock Turner belongs in a real California prison. The jury - that heard all the evidence - found him guilty of 3 felonies. Six mouths in a county jail, segregated from the other inmates, is an outrage. But, he was a white athlete. A slap on the wrist is what white athletes get. I can guarantee you if he was a brown or black athlete convicted of the same crimes he would be in prison.

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    1. Anonymous3:00 PM

      Amen to that, and watch him serve maybe a month of that sentence.

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  4. Run his mugshot, not the all-American pretty white boy school photo.

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  5. Neither he nor his parents has offered any sort of apology to the victim. The mother claimed that she has been so distraught that she hasn't been able to decorate her house or hang any pictures. Sad! (As DT would say.) Just another affluenza case.

    I have a theory that, because of the increasing social separation in the US today, the privileged classes have almost no contact with ordinary working people. They see them only as something to be used, not as real people. This is a tragic state of affairs.

    Destroying the public schools, where there is at least some mixing, will only intensify the separation of social classes and the objectification of working people.

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    1. Anonymous4:12 PM

      She hasn't been able to decorate her house or hang any pictures. Oh my. How distressing. Pearl-clutching even...

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    2. Sounds like mommy thinks she's the victim, not Emily Doe.

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    3. Anonymous5:25 PM

      @4:12

      It's her NEW house that she can't decorate!

      I'm sure she's feeling ill, rather like her future has been ruined, having raised and then made lame excuses for a FELON SEX OFFENDER son who abused a incapacitated young woman.

      I BET IT SUCKS TO BE YOU MS undecorated new house TURNER.

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    4. Anonymous6:54 PM

      Remember this?
      http://time.com/3910621/emma-sulkowicz-mattress-columbia-rape-video/

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  6. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Donald Trump must also be in an outrage over this judge. Not.

    One can’t be trusted because he’s ‘Mexican.’ The other won’t succumb to political correctness and punish a nice young white man just because he raped a woman.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/07/donald-trump-political-correctness-and-a-tale-of-two-judges.html

    Persky's parents must be from the right country. A very critical and sensitive subject for Trump. The politician also thinks we need more guns and more people should carry.

    It was strange yesterday, after preparing an important speech to read from the teleprompter, Trump's speech was interrupted by an incident in Dallas when someone with a gun was shooting at Love Field in Dallas. It was a domestic gun problem, can you believe CNN would cut off Donald Trump? No wonder Donald is so disgusted with media. MSNBC was carrying the boxing legend Mohammed Ali's services in Louisville.

    Friday night a talented young 22 year old singer was signing autographs when she was shot dead in public. They are learning about the suspect and it appears he did not know her. He shot her and he killed himself. Another senseless shooting. The music business and fans care but no one is talking about guns in America today. Trump is the NRA's man and he won't mention anything.

    Christina Grimmie, Singer on ‘The Voice,’ Dies in Shooting After Concert
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/us/christina-grimmie-singer-on-the-voice-dies-in-shooting-at-concert.html?_r=0

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    1. Anonymous4:41 AM

      Oops! Another shooting. Trump is the first candidate to release a statement! hmmmm... wonder why he cares about guns now.

      31m Donald Trump
      https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/741965111968075776

      Twitter Orlando
      https://twitter.com/search?q=orlando+shooting,+trump&ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Esearch

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  7. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Also not mentioned in this article are the sickening letters written to the judge by his mother and father. After reading what they each said it is easy to understand that they raised a brat who thinks he deserves lots and lots of special treatment. As I recall they both wept for him and how his life was ruined for the short little action he took one time. But, neither mentioned the victim. Cold heartless family and the judge gave them what they wanted with no regard for the victim who was so brave to write and read her statement. This case deserves all of the outcry it is getting. Brock seems to be a perfect spoiled brat punk and he won't learn anything from his sentence, so maybe knowing how the public feels about him, his actions, and his sentence he will finally wise up -- as I hope his enabling parents do as well.

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    1. Anonymous4:29 PM

      In a letter to the judge, his mother writes about how awful it is that he’ll have to register as a sex offender

      But she doesn’t mention the victim once

      Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/nation-world/national/article82960947.html#storylink=cpy

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    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      He has to register a a sex offender because he is a convicted RAPIST.WTF is wrong with these parents??? Never once do they consider the victim. No wonder their kid is so fucked up with parents like that!

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  8. Anonymous3:18 PM

    I suppose the kind judge didn't want the athlete-rapist to be in a real prison since that might expose him to ...being raped. I think that would have been a perfect punishment for him.

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    1. Anonymous8:17 AM

      I read the judge is an ex- Stanford grad and ex- jock.

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  9. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Kudos to the two Swedish bicyclers who intervened, else he would have got away scot free.

    When I was in college, '75-'79, the SAE fraternity was well known for its annual "Pig Night" party where they invited dorms of girls and gave out prizes for who could inebriate and bed the ugliest girl. All fun and games, right?

    Too bad, daddy, your son deserved to lose his swimming scholarship for his "20 minutes of action" and the reputation he will forever carry with him.

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    1. Anonymous4:20 PM

      And the young lady may have been murdered if they hadn't stopped this crime in process.

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    2. Anonymous4:32 PM

      Absolutely agree with Anon 4:20. I've been haunted by that since the details came out. Rape is not about sex. It's about power.

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  10. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Perhaps as an update it would be good to publish a link to the victim's letter. It's quite something compared to the letters from the parents.

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  11. Anonymous3:32 PM

    I have been sickened beyond belief by this story and the perp's lack of accountability, and at first I was all for the judge's recall. Then I read an opinion piece by a liberal lawyer who convinced me that, venal and white-privileged as this judge is, recall is not the answer. With the right working overtime to wreck judiciary independence and make the courts their personal tool, we should be fighting the impulse (however natural) to make judges' continued employment contingent upon public whim.

    Now, public shaming: I'm all for that. Make this guy so uncomfortable in his job that he resigns. This isn't the first time he's given a light sentence to a rapist, by the way. Hit him hard on that.

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    1. Anonymous4:18 PM

      He now has jurors refusing to sit for any of his trials. And yes, he should be removed. Instead of worrying about this rapist, the judge was worried he might be raped or harmed in prison, he should have given this white thug the full sentence.
      As a woman and a rape survivor, he needs to be removed NOW. You have no idea what it's like to get a life sentence because you have been raped, it stays with you forever. It affects everything in your life, your relationships, how you raise your children, how you feel about leaving your home each and every time you do. I am tired of thugs like this over privileged rapist walking away with a slap on the wrist. # felonies and he got 90 days in county jail, perjured himself, and who knows if the victim would even be alive if those two wonderful young men hadn't stopped this rape. The judge needs to go.

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    2. Agree, 3:32. An excessivelylight sentence isn't grounds for recall any more than an excessively heavy one would be.

      But public mockery, shaming, and campaigning against him at his next election? Bring it on. Especially if he has discriminatory patterns in his sentencing.

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    3. Anonymous7:04 PM

      4:19 He was just re-elected and ran unopposed. Not sure if the public outcry will unseat him but it certainly will be a deserved stain on his reputation for years to come.

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  12. Anonymous4:06 PM

    I don't understand why we read nothing in our local news here in the SF Bay Area about the drug use, the previous aggressive behavior toward other women, and the photos and emails. Was there a cover-up of it? Did it just now come to light? It was bad enough to outrage before, but now it is much worse.

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  13. Anonymous4:09 PM

    There seems to have been torture as well as rape committed on this woman's comatose body. Guy seems just a stitch off...

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  14. Anonymous4:19 PM

    If raped, should you report? If raped and you find yourself in the legal system, should you pursue legal avenues?

    Does a year and a half's investment of time, energy, emotional stress, mental strain turn out to be worth getting the perp 3 months in county jail (time off for good behavior, protective custody) and a sex offender registration (that perp will appeal)?

    This episode at Stanford is a good lesson in being realistic about the effect of reporting/pursuing.

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    1. Anonymous3:00 AM

      Absolutely. Nobody denied that this was RAPE rape (the guy was pulled off her unconscious body), yet she was the one who was smeared before social media got hold of the story.

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  15. Anonymous4:21 PM

    Oh come on people - RAPE is God's Will - according to them thar ReTHUGlicans! Hey Sarah!

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    1. Anonymous4:34 PM

      Pay for your own kit if I even get to it. I kinda liked it, myself. Love you Daddy. -- Governor $arah Palin

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  16. Anonymous4:30 PM

    As long as the judicial system considers rape having to do with sex instead of power this nonsense will go on.

    Obviously the rapist learn how to treat women from his father, who's statement that the 6 months was a harsh punishment for 20 minutes of action says volumes.

    I believe the judge was just re-elected because he had no opponents.

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  17. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/katiejmbaker/heres-the-powerful-letter-the-stanford-victim-read-to-her-ra?utm_term=.qgRKaOO1kz#.eezqOyy42E

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  18. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Sister of Stanford Rape Victim Writes Letter to Brock Turner: ‘The Damage You Inflicted Is Irreversible’

    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/stanford-rape-victims-sister-writes-letter-to-brock-turner-w209779

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  19. Anonymous4:33 PM


    US Vice President Joe Biden writes open letter to Stanford University rape victim as outrage grows over six-month prison sentence for swimmer

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/10/outrage-over-stanford-sexual-assault-case-grows-as-petition-to-s/

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  20. Anonymous4:35 PM

    Brock Turner’s Childhood Friend Blames His Felony Sexual-Assault Conviction on Political Correctness

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/brock-turners-friend-pens-letter-of-support.html

    Father of Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Won’t Say His Son Committed a Crime

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/brock-turners-dad-pens-letter-in-his-defense.html

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  21. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Court Documents Reveal New Details in Stanford Rape

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/06/stanford-rape-court-documents.html

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  22. Anita Winecooler4:52 PM

    He's the scum of the earth, the perpetrators parents deserve a good whooping too. The father called the assault something trivial, like twenty minutes of fun. Trade the judges black robe for an orange robe and handcuffs.

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    1. Anonymous5:29 PM

      CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER BROCK TURNER's father actually said in the presentencing letter to the judge:

      A long sentence would be "a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 years of life," Dan Turner wrote.

      http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/06/us/sexual-assault-brock-turner-stanford/

      Action, rape, sexual assault- it's soooo hard for a young child of 20 years to know the difference.

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    2. Anonymous5:58 AM

      Action, rape, sexual assault- it's soooo hard for a young child of 20 years to know the difference.

      If he has untreated mental illness it sure is.

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    3. It may be "only twenty minutes", six months' of jail and once a month PO visits for two years. But for the victim it's a lifetime of nightmares, flash backs, a besmirched name, PTSD and a lifetime of restricting herself from going to bars, places where men are in large numbers, never setting foot on a college campus again and anything else that will trigger her fight or flight endorphins.
      I know I've been going through it for 35 years. Even with treatments, meds and therapy it will still always be there. I hope she gets good therapy as most rape survivors will try and kill themselves, never trust enough to get a good relationship with anyone who isn't close family.

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  23. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Regardless of his light sentencing I trust that both of these young people learned a very serious life lesson regarding binge drinking.

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    1. Anonymous5:30 PM

      Still think this woman was either set up with deceptively strong drinks, a date rape drug or possibly both.

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    2. Anonymous6:46 PM

      5:30 Don't you think the hospital had enough sense to test her for that?

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    3. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Brock Turner's mommy wrote a letter just as insensitive and self-serving as the dad. Among other things, she said their family would never be happy again if he went to prison.

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    4. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Guess the shithead has affluenza too.

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    5. Anonymous7:19 PM

      Hate to tell you but there are probably date rape drugs that can't easily be detected.



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    6. Anonymous8:22 PM

      Hit on the sister too:
      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/sister-of-stanford-rape-victim-brock-turner-tried-to-force-himself-on-me-too/

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    7. CorningNY2:54 AM

      So because she drank too much, too fast, that makes raping her all right?! She should "learn her lesson"?!!! I don't care how much you drink, or why you're unconscious, that is NO EXCUSE for rape!

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  24. The fact that the judge looks like Alfred E. Neuman doesn't help him imo. ...Alfred who you ask? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_E._Neuman

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    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      That's exactly what I thought when I saw his picture!

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  25. Anonymous6:37 PM

    This is terrible. As I imagine the pain that this young woman feels, I think of all the women before her that had no voice, help, agency, court or judge. They suffered in silence and without justice.

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  26. Anonymous6:42 PM

    G? Please post his "sMUG shot photo". His Eyes are Creepy.

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    1. Anonymous10:08 PM

      Has anyone seen Track Palin's mugshot yet?

      He did not rape that I know. Track only scared a girl with an Ak-47 and stuff like that?

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    2. Anonymous5:48 AM

      Another creepy "EYES" pic of that prick.
      http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/brock-turners-mom-told-judge-prison-would-be-a-death-sentence-for-her-son-w209771

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  27. Anonymous6:46 PM

    Gryphen!!!
    WTF! Why did you post his clean cut yearbook pic instead of his mugshot? Shame on you!

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  28. Anonymous6:46 PM

    We live in a nasty ass society. There is way too much glam about "party". Party today in this age group is pretty much a guarantee for a fight rape or dangerous intoxication. drunk=stupid. DONT DRINK OR DO DRUGS. CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY AND HAVE SELF RESPECT AND MORALS. more to life than being stupid drunk.

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    1. Anonymous4:17 AM

      For Christ's sake, most of us "party" when we're young. And, like all involved in this story, most of us do not party 24/7. To do so on weekends in your twenties is perfectly normal, you upper-caps moralizing scold. And for the last time, this is not about drinking, it's not about one's self respect, it's about rape. It's not about a victim's morality, it's about Brock Turner's fucking lack of morality. Wrap your pious head around that.

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    2. Anonymous5:56 AM

      i think his lack of morality is because he is on autism spectrum and was covered up/ignored by family. They didn't want the stigma.
      Now they are dealing with bad consequences of affluent parents with an abnormal son who was never treated.

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    3. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Parents who are too sexually hung up to discuss proper sexual etiquette with their kids shouldn't BE parents, at all.

      Sex is a HUGE part of life and it's something all we humans share, like it or not. We ALL started out becoming a new human right after someone fucked someone else. If even as an adult you can't handle that fact, don't have kids or be in charge of teaching kids. If all you got is," A sperm meets and egg, the end' and you're too hung up to explain penis, vagina, CONSENT, mutual pleasure, then just DON'T become a parent.

      If you're too 'embarrassed' or whatever the fuck is yer problem, to discuss sexual activity as CONSENSUAL thing, then ya shouldn't be in charge of the young ones who desperately need the knowledge.

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  29. Anonymous7:30 PM

    This on Sunday>
    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/stanford-students-plan-demonstrations-against-rapists-light-sentence-at-sundays-graduation-ceremony/

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  30. Anonymous7:49 PM

    FUCK THESE PRICKS>
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/12/rapes-daily-beatings-and-no-escape-christian-school-was-hell-for-these-boys.html

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  31. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Not even six months for this asshole. "Santa Clara County jail records list his release date as Sept. 2, three months after his sentencing. Early release for good behavior is common in California and many other states." http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/06/09/stanford-rapist-scheduled-release-september/85641596/

    Elsie

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  32. Anonymous10:05 PM

    Thinking of court, judges and special privileged 'Affluenza' kid's and their parents.

    What if PTSD is more physical than psychological?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/magazine/what-if-ptsd-is-more-physical-than-psychological.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&src=trending

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  33. Personally, I'm not going to jump in on the "internet lynching" of Brock Turner, his father, the judge, the sentencing board, the friends and family who wrote sentencing letters, etc.

    The justice system did it's job. If there was an error at sentencing, that there should be a review. All this other crap is mob mentality cyber bullying, and I really wish you hadn't joined in Gryphen. I thought you were better than that.

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    1. Anonymous5:51 AM

      This is not mob mentality. Unlike you, we know the details of this case and are rightfully disgusted. If I'm wrong and you have reviewed all the material, then you are a typical cold-souled authoritarian.

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    2. Anonymous5:53 AM

      I'm not sure if you're just a trouble maker trying to stir things up on this thread or a coward. People like you who stand around saying and doing nothing when viewing such injustice are just cowards. If the young men who "rescued" this young woman were as chicken shit as you she may be dead.

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    3. Anonymous11:51 AM

      Brock, is that you?

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  34. Anonymous5:32 AM

    Sister quote>“That night, she came with me to have fun with me and my friends, with no interest in even meeting anyone, let alone hooking up with anyone outside."

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-stanford-attack-20160610-snap-story.html

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  35. Anonymous5:49 AM

    Both the judge and the rapist look like Howdy Doody, are they related?

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  36. Anonymous5:53 AM

    I think the kid has a mental disorder or learning disability, on asbergers spectrum or all three. It has been covered up all his life. Family in denial.
    Now reaping the consequences. Trying to protect.
    Fucked up.

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  37. Anonymous7:38 AM

    The Federal Bureau of Investigations calls rape the most “underreported violent crime in America,”
    "His punishment isn’t like others not because it’s short, but because he has one. The bitter truth is that rapists—most of them—don’t go to prison. In fact, according to the nonprofit RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), 97 percent of rapists face no punishment at all."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/11/the-most-shocking-thing-about-the-stanford-verdict-isn-t-the-light-sentence.html

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    1. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Sad but true. I'm glad the rapist got convicted and will get to wear the label of Sex Offender for life for what he did to that poor girl. I'm pissed as hell that he got such a light (even if legal) sentence. Seems the prosecutor and the jury wanted the rapist to spend years in prison for his crime. His judge-buddy thought otherwise. Probably with some favor promising from good old rapist's dad. From dad's letter to his buddy the judge, sonnyboy learned his sexual sensitivities from his poppa.

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  38. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Gryphen,

    As far as I can tell, this is the story of a girl who drank so much that she blacked out for an entire evening, and a boy who drank so much that he either didn't notice when she finally completely passed out or didn't really mind or care. He was not convicted of rape, he was convicted of sexual assault because of penetration with a foreign object (his finger). And that was only because the jury believed the girl's after-the-fact version of being unwilling (even though she remembers nothing) instead of Mr. Turner's slightly less intoxicated version of her moaning with pleasure after he asked her "if it felt good".

    He says that she was responding in a positive way while the "fingering" was going on, then she passed out and he kept "dry humping" her with his pants on, which is what the two Swedish witnesses saw. She has no memory of the entire evening, and had to be told that something had happened to her. She was passed out for a few hours, and the hospital tested her blood and I believe found that she had over three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system. I believe that Mr. Turner had over 2 times the legal limit.

    Gryphen, the article that you linked to claims that Mr. Turner drugged the girl. If so, then yes, he deserves a harsher sentence. If not, then this kid paid a very heavy price for a night of horny partying.

    If there was any evidence that she had been drugged, I would think that they would have found it when her blood was being tested, and would not have dropped the rape charge that they initially threw at him.

    The girl did indeed write a very compelling letter. I'm just really not sure that she was that much of a victim as a remorseful binge drinker who did things under the influence of alcohol that she was horrified with "after-the-fact". If I had been a juror in the case, I think that I would have had a very hard time believing the testimony of a person who says that she had no memory of the entire evening, and I would also have been skeptical of the boy's testimony, because he was also extremely intoxicated. I think that I could only have been reasonably sure of what the two bicyclists saw.

    A lot of the things that the girl appears to have been traumatized by (according to her letter), are things like her hair being full of pine needles, dirt having gotten into personal crevices, and that she had to have invasive tests for semen, vaginal damage, std's, etc. But if she had not drank so much that she fell down in the dirt and pine needles, and if she had not drank so much that she couldn't remember that there was no sexual organ placed inside her vagina, then she could have avoided the pine needles and the embarrassing tests.

    Like I said, if indeed Mr. Turner had premeditatively drugged her and caused the blacking out, then she was the victim of a terrible crime. If she herself was the only person choosing to drug herself with massive quantities of alcohol, then I personally feel that it is quite likely that she was just one of two "kids" (he was 19, she was 22 or 23) making stupid alcohol fueled choices.

    The article by the Daily Mail is the first that I have seen that has claimed that Mr. Turner had either taken a picture of the girl or drugged her. I don't know if it is a reputable publication or not.

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    1. Anonymous2:11 PM

      You. Just. Don't. Get. It. And I don't think you want to.

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    2. Anonymous8:44 PM

      This kid is being described as being convicted of "violent and forcible rape" all over the internet. That in itself is incorrect. The rape charge was dropped and he was convicted of sexual assault.

      If you go to a dance and some guy starts grinding on you, that's sexual assault, not "forcible rape".

      I hope that somebody like Michael Moore really studies this case and does a documentary on it...........then maybe people will get an accurate idea of what actually happened instead of mostly internet rumors.

      Personally, I wonder if Bristol Palin had been the girl, and Levi Johnston had been the boy, what would the public perception of that been?

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