Brock Turner was released from custody after serving just three months of a six-month sentence for sexual assault. That’s an extremely light sentence for the type of crime committed. The Judge, Aaron Persky, has caught quite a lot of flak about his judgment. Many people disagreed with the lenient sentence handed down to Turner.
Brock Turner was caught assaulting a student
The victim was a Stanford University student who had passed out after drinking at a party. Brock Turner, ever the gentleman, dragged her behind a dumpster so he could attack her. Turner said the victim consented. How a passed-out person could be cognitive enough to do that we’ll never know. Witnesses discovered Turner in the act and stopped the assault from continuing. The victim doesn’t remember too much about the assault.
Turner could have faced a maximum of 14 years in prison for the crime, but the judge in the case who gave Turner a six-month sentence, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, said that a longer sentence would have a “severe impact” on Turner.
Well, we wouldn’t want that now, would we?
“Incarceration is not the appropriate punishment”
Brock’s father wrote a letter to the judge before sentencing, saying about his son: “incarceration is not the appropriate punishment” for his son’s crime. He also went on to say this about Brock Turner: “His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life.”
I’m trying my best to figure out when exactly I’m supposed to feel guilty about Brock’s incarceration. His parents certainly don’t seem to express any regret that their son, Brock Turner, assaulted another person. I guess we know where Brock gets his demeanor from.
He couldn’t even eat his steak in jail
Turner’s father also mentioned to the press that he used to be “excited to buy (Brock Turner) a big ribeye steak …. Now he barely consumes any food and eats only to exist.”
Oh, the horror of it all. I suppose it couldn’t be guilt from having attacked and assaulted someone. Nope, that couldn’t be the problem for Brock. If this is justice at its finest, I say we need to have all of the law books rewritten.
Brock Turner – The Aftermath
Having arrived home, Turner has five days to register with authorities as a sex offender, a designation for which he must re-register every 90 days. Notifications saying as much will be sent to neighbors. Turner will also serve three years probation. But dealing with authorities might be less cumbersome than dealing with the citizen vigilantes making it their business to enforce Turner’s discomfort. I think the general public will try to force new laws into effect, but I feel that will be useless. There are already enough existing laws to take care of this. Turner seems to have the judge on his side.
Hey, Brock; enjoy your nightmares while you’re resting your head.