I’m sick to my stomach after reading how Brock Turner serves only six months in jail for Raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. If you think raping is okay, you need help. The Judge is accountable for the low jail sentence.  Rape is Rape.  Xx  M

The Stanford Survivor Has a Name. It’s “My Hero.”
JUNE 10, 2016 | BY MAILE ZAMBUTO |

FILED UNDER JHF BLOG > OUR ISSUES SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR WORDS FROM THE CEO

I first learned about Brock Allen Turner’s sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the Stanford University campus at the time everyone else did: last weekend. As the coverage was unfolding, I was with Mariska, members of our Joyful Heart Foundation staff and volunteers filming a local series of our NO MORE PSAs for Hawai‘i Says NO MORE.

From morning into the night, we gathered at the Hawaii News Now studios in Honolulu and what we saw during the filming was brave, strong, and compassionate person after person, standing up for each other, for the people they love, for their partners, wives, husbands, children, neighbors, friends, mothers, and fathers, for people they’ve never met, for themselves. They were standing up to say NO MORE to the beliefs and attitudes that misplace blame on survivors, excuse those who cause harm, and allow institutions to look the other way.

And outside of that room, the same thing was happening. People have been standing up and proclaiming the sentiment Joyful Heart’s PSAs have been calling upon all of us to say: NO MORE silence. NO MORE excuses. NO MORE ignorance. NO MORE bystanding. NO MORE violence. NO MORE.

“Prosecutors asked for six years. The defense asked for four months. Yet Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced him to six months.”
During the last week since Brock Turner’s sentencing, we have read and heard many hurtful, ignorant, and disrespectful statements, and yet we have also witnessed a chorus of voices growing louder and louder; people all over the country making it clear they will not sit quietly by and insisting on deeper examination, accountability, justice, and change.

Turner’s crimes—three counts of felony sexual assault—carry a maximum sentence of up to fourteen years in a state prison. Prosecutors asked for six years. The defense asked for four months. Yet Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky sentenced him to six months in county jail and three years of probation, citing that he was drunk and as a result had “less moral culpability,” the absence of “significant” prior legal issues, his age, and that he feared that a longer sentence in state prison would have a “severe impact” on Turner.

To read the complete article click link.

http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/blog/stanford-survivor-has-name-its-my-hero

5 Comments on “Brock Turner Gets Six Month Jail Sentence For Sexual Assulting Unconscious Woman..Rape is Rape

    • The Judge needs an investigation, how could anyone in their right mind only give the bastard six months. The justice system is broken down at state. I don’t have children but I know what is right or wrong. It drives me harder to advocate for peoples rights. Lyme is challenging me but I limp along.
      🙂
      M

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      • It made me flaming with anger when reading “Why were you out so late?” What year are we living in. The days of victim blaming we’ll have a chance with lawyers and courts are educated and this type of ploy is not allowed. How could they say to a women how had been raped years ago, she must like attention. Such bullshit. We have to keep sharing our thoughts, signing petitions, and get familar with an organization you believe in. Make donations as you can.

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