Rapist given light sentence

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Rapist given light sentence

#1  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jun 04, 2016 9:25 pm

Former Stanford University athlete Brock Allen Turner, 20, raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Prosecutors wanted him put away for 6 years, but the judge, Aaron Persky, gave him 6 months to avoid being unnecessarily harsh on the boy. He'll be out in a few weeks.


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Didn't plead guilty, didn't show remorse, and a completely unambiguous case of rape with 2 independent witnesses, and he somehow gets away with 6 months. Another case of someone getting treated leniently because they just happen to be good at sports? Or getting treated leniently, because they can afford a good lawyer?

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#2  Postby Agi Hammerthief » Jun 04, 2016 10:12 pm

I'd slap a charge of "neglecting to help" on top of the rape.
She was unconcious when he got to her? Call an ambulance, Fucker.
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#3  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jun 05, 2016 5:47 am

He was raping an unconscious person behind a dumpster, had to be physically forced off of them, fled, and then had to be physically restrained until police arrived.

The only good guys in the story are the witnesses who held onto the little prick until the police arrived.
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#4  Postby felltoearth » Jun 05, 2016 5:52 am

Well, at least one mitigating factor is this guy was convicted and he will have to disclose it every time he is asked whether he has a criminal record.
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#5  Postby Griz_ » Jun 05, 2016 3:27 pm

felltoearth wrote:Well, at least one mitigating factor is this guy was convicted and he will have to disclose it every time he is asked whether he has a criminal record.


Unless of course he is successful in athletics where it doesn't seem to matter much.
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#6  Postby felltoearth » Jun 05, 2016 3:49 pm

Griz_ wrote:
felltoearth wrote:Well, at least one mitigating factor is this guy was convicted and he will have to disclose it every time he is asked whether he has a criminal record.


Unless of course he is successful in athletics where it doesn't seem to matter much.


A swimmer who dropped out of Stanford, I don't see bright future for him. He'd have a lot of 'splaining to do in the interview if he could get one.
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#7  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jun 05, 2016 4:24 pm

There will be no consequence for him academically because applying to a university to take bachelor's courses doesn't involve any interview or background check. He'll register for courses at Stanford where he's already accepted and attending staring as soon as he's out of prison. Worst case scenario, he'll transfer schools and no one will ever know about this.

I don't see there being any real consequences for him. Based on the victim's statement, he's the one who got off easy, not her.
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#8  Postby Byron » Jun 05, 2016 4:59 pm

Putting aside my desire for something more physical, a sentence in the region of 15-to-life should be the starting point for a crime like this. Shamefully light penalty.
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#9  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jun 05, 2016 5:05 pm

The thing that gets me is the claim that he's not a threat to society. How could they possibly make that claim?
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#10  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jun 05, 2016 5:38 pm

He probably plead guilty, cried and said he was super sorry.
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#11  Postby Alan B » Jun 05, 2016 7:46 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:The thing that gets me is the claim that he's not a threat to society.

Yeah. Except when he's fucking drunk.
But enough of this half-wit and the half-wit who sentenced him - how is the victim holding up?
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#12  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jun 06, 2016 6:01 am

Not well.
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#14  Postby aban57 » Jun 06, 2016 1:05 pm



Just read the letter the victim wrote. I'm speechless.
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#15  Postby Weaver » Jun 06, 2016 4:11 pm

He didn't get off easily JUST because he's good at sports.

Coming from a rich family was a major impact as well.

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#16  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jun 06, 2016 4:20 pm

He's another case of someone suffering terrible affluenza, I suppose.
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#17  Postby Byron » Jun 06, 2016 4:25 pm

For those of an iron constitution, here's one of his Stanford buddies circling the wagons. This excerpt's particularly choice:-
We do not help the cause of anti-violence by putting humans in cages. As a sexual assault activist, when you start to advocate for harsh punishment, you lose the moral high ground of protecting victims and become a perpetrator of violence yourself.

TBF, other Standford students rip him a new one in the comments.

CA allows the people a narrow right of appeal against "unlawful sentences," but this sordid case shows why it needs to be extended to appeal on grounds of undue leniency.
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#18  Postby Rachel Bronwyn » Jun 06, 2016 4:36 pm

The life that he imagined as a wide eyed Stanford freshman is ruined


As a result of his own choice to rape someone. He can take responsibility for how this impacts his life.

And the likelihood his life is actually ruined? Nah. He's still a young, rich, white man. He'll do just fine.
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#19  Postby surreptitious57 » Jun 06, 2016 5:48 pm

The worst case that I ever heard was of a female parole officer who decided to release a convicted rapist after he told her he would rape again which he did. Now when I hear stuff like this I have no hope of society ever taking rape seriously. It is
not good enough that some of society takes it seriously as all of it should

I once saw a documentary about a woman who had been raped. And who consequently experienced regular anxiety for the next thirteen years of her life before her perpetrator was brought to justice. The police came to arrest him but he denied
any knowledge of it. He was of course lying but up till then he had managed to completely forget about it. A convenience sadly not afforded to her. And it made me realise how men [ unless they have been raped them selves ] have no real idea
of what women who have been raped actually go through psychologically

Short of making chemical castration compulsory for all men I really do not know what the answer is. Now you might say
education is but when a law professor thinks a six month sentence for his son for raping a complete stranger is extreme
then it demonstrably is not the answer. If only it were. I have also seen a documentary where a woman was over joyed because a jury convicted her perpetrator so took her word over his. The very least a society can do therefore is always believe women that have been raped even if it cannot stop rape as such
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#20  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jun 06, 2016 6:11 pm

surreptitious57 wrote:
Short of making chemical castration compulsory for all men I really do not know what the answer is.

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