Target: California Senate President Kevin de León
Goal: Impeach judge who issued inadequate sentence to convicted rapist.
A Santa Clara County judge is under enormous scrutiny after sentencing a man found guilty of multiple felonies to a mere six months in jail. Aaron Persky issued the sentence in question to Brock Turner, despite overwhelming evidence that conclusively proved that Turner raped an unconscious girl.
According to Persky, Turner’s drunkenness meant he had “less moral culpability” and a light sentence would serve as an “antidote” to the stress and anxiety resulting from intense media attention. This is completely unacceptable; being intoxicated does not give a person free reign to commit rape, and Turner deserves every bit of media attention for his awful crimes.
Brock Turner is a violent rapist who should be in prison for years, not months, and any judge who refuses to acknowledge this does not deserve to represent the public. Sign the petition below to demand that Judge Persky be removed from his position.
Dear Mr. de León,
I am writing to call your attention to the recent conviction of Brock Turner, a man who was sentenced to six months in prison despite being found guilty of multiple felonies. Overwhelming evidence, including eyewitness testimony and forensics, proves that Turner raped an unconscious female, but Judge Aaron Persky apparently feels that Turner only deserves a slap on the wrist.
Brock Turner is a violent rapist who should be locked away for years, not months. Any judge who refuses to realize the severity of these crimes is a danger to the public, and I urge you to please remove Judge Persky from his post.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Beth Cortez-Neavel