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Judge in Brock Turner sexual assault case recalled

07 June, 2018, 11:12 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • The Left's Brock Turner Hypocrisy

In 2016 the Santa Clara County Judge caused controversy by sentencing Turner to six months in jail, instead of a long prison term.

"As a woman, I demand that our justice system take campus sexual violence seriously", Daisy Bradanini told Newsweek.

The furor against Persky, 56, will culminate on Tuesday when Silicon Valley voters head to the polls to decide whether he should be kicked off the bench.

Less than 24 hours after a bitter campaign ended with voters overwhelmingly approving California's first recall of a sitting judge in almost a century, the legal profession may be setting up for another fight. He said he didn't resign because judicial independence was at stake.

Outrage at the sentencing was compounded by a letter from his father, Dan Turner, which said his son's life would "never be the one that he dreamed about. a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20-plus years of life".

Turner was released from custody after only three months as a result of good behavior under a policy aimed at reducing jail overcrowding.

Stanford law professor Michele Dauber, who helped found and spearhead the recall campaign, posted a photo on Twitter late yesterday in front of a TV showing a wide margin of the vote stood in favour of recalling Persky.

Persky said he was adopting the probation department's recommendation to spare Turner prison for several reasons, including Turner's age, clean criminal record and the fact that both Turner and the victim were intoxicated.

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He has yet to comment publicly on the voters' decision to remove him from office. Known as Emily Doe in court, the statement focused a national spotlight on the local recall effort.

Persky has not expressed any regret about the case, and recently said that he had been bound by sentencing and probation guidelines. He was cleared of misconduct by a state agency, but that did not satisfy his detractors. But anti-recall forces, including Cordell, have disputed this.

Dauber, however, dismissed that finding by the California Commission on Judicial Performance, calling it a "one-sided, closed-door procedure".

Assistant District Attorney Cindy Hendrickson is also poised to win the election to serve out the four remaining years of Persky's term. He has taken to working nights from his house, according to a spokesman for his court.

Efforts to recall Persky began soon after the sentencing.

'I expected some negative reaction, ' Persky said. "But not this", said Persky, who described himself to the AP as the "most hated man on the internet". I am certain judges in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties already have their fingers in the wind, testing public opinion. "There is no pattern of abuse or bias by the judge in this case", Rosen said. There were actual witnesses to this act who then had to chase and tackle Turner, because even though he was too drunk to remember accurately whether the unconscious girl he was raping had given consent, his brain still had the presence of mind to run away from the repulsive crime he was committing.

However, many were quick to point out Persky was a white male and also a sports (lacrosse) player at Stanford University previously, complaining that he showed too much deference to Turner, a white Stanford scholarship athlete whose parents could afford a private attorney.


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