The Judge Who Gave Brock Turner a Joke Sentence Isn’t Getting in Trouble
Remember when Brock Turner, the so-called Stanford rapist, got a measly six months of jail time for sexually assaulting a drunk woman behind a dumpster? And then got out early on “good behavior”?
You can shit on Brock Turner for being a horrible human being, but you can also shit on the judge, Aaron Persky, who gave him the ridiculously light sentence with the mindset that he “didn’t want to ruin his future.”
Because of people’s outrage at the lax sentence, which resulted in many petitions, a recall campaign was put into place.
But the commission’s decision was released Monday, and clearly our cries were unheard by the court.
“The commission has concluded that there is not clear and convincing evidence of bias, abuse of authority, or other basis to conclude that Judge Persky engaged in judicial misconduct warranting discipline,” the 11-member panel concluded in their ruling, according to The Guardian.
But our question is, how could the panel really distinguish if Persky had bias? I mean, he is a white dude, which tends to be the classic race and gender of someone who’s sexist and biased in favor of other white dudes. Not to mention that coincidentally, Persky was also a Stanford athlete in his heyday, and we all know that going to an expensive school and being good at sports doesn’t exactly cancel out being a rapist, right?
Can we just agree to have female judges precede over cases that involve sexual assault? Cuz you know, most women see other women as actual human beings and not things that you should assault when you’re drunk? Just a thought.