Yes. This recall sends a clear message that the people demand equal justice for all, regardless of race and privilege. Judge Persky repeatedly abused his discretionary power to extend leniency to upper class, privileged defendants. A few weeks prior to granting probation to Brock Turner, Judge Persky approved sentencing a Latino defendant who was convicted of a similar crime to three years in prison. Judge LaDoris Cordell called Judge Persky’s sentence of Turner an instance of “white privilege.” This recall is a step toward ending longer sentences based on race.