August 30, 2016

It’s A Good Day To Be A Stanford Bro

Convicted sex offender Brock Turner will be released on Friday, after serving half of his laughable sentence. Earlier this year, Turner, a Stanford University athlete, was caught raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster and was ultimately found guilty of three felony charges. Although he was facing a maximum sentence of 14 years and minimum sentence of two years, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge  and fellow Stanford alum Aaron Persky gave him just six months in country jail, because obviously the poor kid had been through enough, what with that hangover he must have had. Persky’s verdict was met with national outrage and a campaign was launched to unseat the high-profile judge. Not only will Turner walk free in time for the weekend, but Perksy has now launched his own campaign to fight the backlash, complete with the new website

Is it OK to unseat a judge for one bad decision?

Judge Persky’s supporters don’t think so, which is why his new website could redirect the conversation. However, his critics will argue that Persky was repeatedly too lenient towards men convicted of violence against women and sex crimes, including when he presided over a sexual assault case in civil court. Persky or no Persky, California is taking steps to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. On Monday, lawmakers passed legislation that would close the loophole that allowed for Turner’s paltry sentence. The bill is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown for approval.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: