Brock Turner has been getting very special treatment for a convicted rapist, and that includes the use of a nice headshot for most articles on his case. In it, he looks like a generic smiling white boy, which seems to be influencing how many talk about his crime.
After giving the run around on who was responsible for publicly releasing the photograph, the Santa Clara County’s Sheriff’s Department finally shared a booking mugshot of Brock Turner. Though significantly grimmer, that mugshot features a very trimmed and cleaned up version of Turner, as different from the image above as it is from his class photo.
This picture comes via Boing Boing, and was given to them by Stanford University’s Department of Public Safety, who first apprehended Turner after he was caught raping a woman on the Palo Alto campus. This is what Brock Turner looked like shortly after committing sexual assault.