September 7, 2016
Rounding up some recent commentary on recent Brock Turner controversies
Folks who following notable sentencing stories, and the notable reactions from various folks to notable sentencing stories, surely know the name Brock Turner. And recent developments in his sentencing saga have prompted another round of useful commentary from various sources. Here is a sample of this commentary, via links and full headlined:
From Mic here, "Brock Turner just registered as a sex offender. Here's what that means for him."
From The National Review here, "California Democrats Suddenly Think Mandatory Minimums Are a Good Idea"
From Slate here, "The Armed Protests Outside Brock Turner’s Home Are Dangerously Counterproductive"
From Vox here, "The justice system needs to take rape more seriously. That doesn’t mean longer prison sentences."
Some (of many) prior related posts on the Brock Turner case:
- Lots of seemingly justifiable outrage after lenient California sentencing of privileged man convicted of three felony counts of sexual assault
- Lots more mainstream and new media commentary on lenient sentencing of Stanford sex assaulter
- "The Stanford rape case demonstrates liberal hypocrisy on issues of basic fairness in the criminal justice system"
- Juror involved in trial of Stanford swimmer Brick Turner assails sentence given for sexual assault convictions
- Considering the potential negative consequences of the Stanford rape sentencing controversy and judge recall effort
- California legislators introduce bill seeking to mandate that any future Brock Turners face three-year minimum prison terms
September 7, 2016 at 06:17 PM | Permalink
Brock Turner committed a crime but the blame for the light sentence he received should fall on the judicial system that allowed it.
Mr. Turner is now a registered sex offender, life as he once knew it is forever altered.
Armed protesters outside his home do nothing but inflame an already bad situation.
Posted by: kat | Sep 8, 2016 9:16:02 AM
I hope a full accounting (including what a registered sex offender receives) is provided, but these stories really need not to be in a vacuum.
I generally like to know how a single event fits in the overall whole, including when relevant past activity. The woman probation official recommended if anything a little less than he received. The stories should have provided specific analysis on what others received along with the complete story of his own prosecution and sentencing.
Stories like the Slate article are useful but I fear people did not get a good education on sentencing etc. from the coverage as a whole, with the caveat some of it was informative.
Posted by: Joe | Sep 8, 2016 10:44:01 AM