Judge in Brock Turner Rape Case Compares 6-Month Sentencing to 'Unpopularity' of School Desegregation

Long after serving three unbearable steak-less months of a controversial six-month sentence in 2016 for sexually assaulting a woman behind a dumpster while she was unconscious, Brock Turner’s name is back in the news. This time, it’s because of the judge in his infamous case, Aaron Persky. At a press conference in…

Brock Turner Victim No Longer Involved in Memorial Plaque After Stanford Reportedly Ignored Her Suggestions

In the time since Brock Turner sexually assaulted a woman behind a dumpster in 2015, Stanford University has taken pains to recast the scene of the literal crime: Gone is the infamous dumpster, now replaced with some nice paving stones, two benches and a fountain. Emily Doe, as the victim is known, was originally…

Judge Who Handed Down Lenient Sentence in Stanford Sexual Assault Case Has Been Cleared of Misconduct

The California Commission on Judicial Performance ruled on Monday that Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail last June for sexually assaulting a woman on campus, did not display bias in his sentencing. The maximum sentence for the crimes Turner was…

California Passes Mandatory Minimum Bill in Response to Brock Turner Controversy 

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new legislation that imposes mandatory minimum sentences on some sexual assault crimes as well as expands the definition of rape under California law. Both bills—AB 2888 and AB 701—were introduced by the California legislature in response to the outcry following Brock Turner…

Judge in Brock Turner Case Under Fire Over Sentencing of a Domestic Abuse Defendant the Same Day

The controversy over Judge Aaron Persky’s sentencing of Stanford rapist Brock Turner continues, with The Guardian reporting that another wealthy defendant received a light sentence in his courtroom on the same day. Ming Hsuan Chiang, who beat his fiancée until she was bruised and bloody, was offered a 72-day plea deal…

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