Persky among the few who still doesn’t get it
Judge Aaron Persky’s supporters sink to a new low when they characterize ex- Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s ac- tions as an inebriated student’s momentary lapse of judgment.
The police report of Turner’s arrest says otherwise: Although Turner had been drinking, he was able to recall everything that occurred. He admitted to not knowing the name of his victim and said he could not identify her if he saw her again. All he wanted to do, Turner told the police, was “hook up with a girl.” His victim, meanwhile, was fully unconscious.
This was not a hook up; Turner preyed upon a completely vulnerable woman. Ultimately, the jury in the Turner trial was sufficiently unimpressed with the “boys-will-be-boys” sentiment and found him guilty of three felonies.
On June 5, please join me in voting to recall Judge Persky, who seems to be one of the few people who still doesn’t seem to get it. — Allison Pittman, Mountain View