Judge Persky sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster outside a frat party. A jury unanimously convicted Turner on three different felony counts, including assault with intent to rape and sexual penetration of an unconscious and intoxicated person. These charges carry a maximum sentence of fourteen years in prison ‐ he only served ninety days.
It's one example of Judge Persky's dangerous pattern of lenient sentences and favoring athletes against abused women. It's clear we need judges who understand sexual assault and violence against women and take it seriously. It's up to us, the voters, to make a difference. Sign our petition today!