Removal of Persky will make things worse, not better

By Chandra Bozelko . . . Harassment and assault of women is a serious problem and we need to correct our culture to eliminate it. But the recall in Santa Clara County, California, of Aaron Persky, the judge who sentenced Brock Turner, isn’t the way to change things. The Brock Turner debacle raised controversy in 2016 when the former Stanford student,…

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Judge Aaron Persky — What will the outcome be?

By Maura Dolan . . . A campaign to recall a judge for a lenient sentence in a high-profile sexual assault case has fractured long-term friendships, divided the liberal Democratic community of Santa Clara County and pitted feminists against feminists. Voters will decide Tuesday whether to recall Judge Aaron Persky,who two years ago sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six…

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Lifetime sex offender registration: NOT “light punishment”

Author Dr. Marty Klein . . . 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…

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CA judge “Turner-ed” by lying victim’s statement, fears recall

By Tracey Kaplan . . . PALO ALTO — Sean Ryan thought everything was set: he’d struck a deal to serve a year in county jail for having sex with a 15-year-old girl who claimed she was an adult. But when the victim showed up at Ryan’s sentencing hearing to ask that he be sent to state prison and required…

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Brock Turner should be punished forever? Guess what? He will be.

“Brock, some of us will follow your time in prison and after. We will make sure that your 20 minutes of action are not forgotten, and that women will be warned where ever you take up residence…May you never have one moment of peace for the remainder of your miserable life.” This is one of thousands of comments posted online,…

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