The process to remove the California judge who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months for sexual assault formally got under way Monday as organizers filed recall paperwork.
A group of activists filed paperwork Monday to officially launch a recall election against a Santa Clara County judge who was criticized for his decision to sentence a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Activists in Northern California launched a campaign to recall a judge for what they say is a pattern of lenient sentences for sex crime convictions, including the punishment in the well-publicized Brock Turner case.
A California judge who faced a nationwide backlash for his sentencing of campus rapist is facing a formal attempt to remove him from the bench.
“The Carmichael Show,” an NBC sitcom that habitually embraces hot-button issues, plans to air an episode about rape and possibly reference the Brock Turner case.