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Damaging Justice to Make a Point About Rape

There’s currently a campaign to recall a Superior Court judge in my county.

Judge Aaron Persky presided over the 2016 trial of Stanford student Brock Turner, who was ultimately convicted of digitally penetrating an unconscious woman on campus.

With Turner a young first-timer with no previous police record, the Probation Department recommended a sentence of six months in jail and three years’ probation, focused on rehabilitation. As is typical, the judge followed this recommendation. California law also requires that Turner register as a sex offender for the rest of his life—an absolutely crucial factor that Recall proponents don’t discuss. Full Article

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  1. mike r

    Man this guy gets it so right on so many levels. He is right, prison is the easy part, well comparatively speaking it is. A lifetime on the registry, or anytime, is a social death sentence that will last an eternity. Any case that requires lifetime on the registry should be treated as a capitol offense case just as those sitting on death row we are sitting in public death row and we should receive the same safeguards and representation that someone sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty get.

  2. TS

    I agree with mike r, this guy has it.

    One error I see is the passport fact. The victim was 22 at the time and he was 20; thus, a stamp in or on his passport isn’t going to happen because a minor wasn’t involved, which is a key point in the law to receiving the stamp. The good doctor leaves that in for dramatics, I believe.

  3. Counting the days

    One of my clients is the judge’s lawyer. He speaks of a man with a vast knowledge of the law and believes in the inherent good in most defendants.
    It’s a shame that people can’t let the courts do their job. I firmly believe that if public pressure through false stories was not a factor, most D.A.s and Judges would not seek such harsh penalties on many so called “sex offenses”.

    • Robin

      Maybe because they have a past, like maybe in college, and are terrified some woman will come forward after all these years.
      So basically they can relate. Granted not all but most likely some of them.

      • Justice

        You are on to something with that excellent comment . Nicely stated !

  4. dph

    Thanks Dr. Klein for seeing the truth and the real punishment (post release continually)

  5. Fedup

    “They can’t own homes, get school loans, enter most professions, get a basic security clearance, or get police protection”

    Really? I’ll never be able to own a home?? Can anyone verify this?

    And that’s funny about the security clearance, since I got one to work on an air force base.

    maybe since my crime was just having underage girlfriends it wasn’t such a big deal

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