There just may be a sliver of justice that came out of Judge Persky’s absolutely unconscionable decision to give the rapist in the infamous ex-Stanford swimmer rape case a jaw-droppingly short sentence for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, then distributing nude photos of her to his friends. He has been removed from a similar sexual assault case.
The wealthy family, and many friends, begged leniency for the rapist, one woman saying that “campus rape” doesn’t necessarily mean the rapist is a “rapist.” They cried out that he was so sad, so hurt, he had lost his appetite. How would he eat his favorite food, like a big juicy ribeye steak, in prison? His father lamented that his life would be ruined over “20 minutes of action.” His mother’s heartbreaking 4-page letter to the judge detailing her loss of interest in everything, tragically she couldn’t even decorate her new house, never once mentioned the victim.
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Why is this important? Because these letters caused the judge to drop the maximum sentence of 14 years down to a sentence that will amount to 3 months in jail, with good behavior.
— ✯bennydiego✯ (@bennydiego) June 11, 2016
Judge Persky, at the request of prosecutors, has now been removed from another sexual assault case. Good. Good riddance, don’t let the door hit ya’ in the ass. There is a petition to have Persky removed from the bench (here) if you feel that being removed from these cases one by one isn’t anywhere near a stiff enough penalty for him.
A statement was released by the Santa Clara D.A.’s office:
We are disappointed and puzzled at Judge Persky’s unusual decision to unilaterally dismiss a case before the jury could deliberate. After this and the recent turn of events, we lack confidence that Judge Persky can fairly participate in this upcoming hearing in which a male nurse sexually assaulted an anesthetized female patient. This is a rare and carefully considered step for our Office. In the future, we will evaluate each case on its own merits and decide if we should use our legal right to ask for another judge in order to protect public safety and pursue justice.
Sadly, this does not give justice to the woman whose rapist will be back to his drugs and party life shortly after entering the “almost jail” in which he will enjoy his own cell. But the judge seems to have destroyed his credibility, which will save other women from these kinds of spurious judgments dragging us back 50 years in rape culture.
According to NBC, the woman that will not have to have this “judge” preside over her case is yet another trial of an unconscious woman being victimized but in this case the victim was anesthetized and the accused is a male nurse.
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