10 Offenses That Can Earn You A Longer Sentence Than Brock Turner
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10 Offenses That Can Earn You A Longer Sentence Than Brock Turner

Because 3 months is a fair punishment, right?

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10 Offenses That Can Earn You A Longer Sentence Than Brock Turner
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Three months. That's how long rapist Brock Turner spent in jail for:

1. "assault with intent to rape an intoxicated woman,

2. sexually penetrating an intoxicated person with a foreign object, and

3. sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object."

On January 18, 2015, Turner sexually assaulted an unconscious 22-year old woman behind a dumpster outside a fraternity party. Turner, a former Stanford swimmer, received only a six month sentence for the crime, with Judge Aaron Persky reasoning that a longer sentence would have a "severe impact on [Turner]." The verdict sparked national outcry this March, leading to widespread debates about male and class privilege and laws concerning sexual assault.

Recently, Turner was released after serving just half of his sentence. Here are 10 things that can possibly earn you a longer sentence than his three months (note: may vary greatly by state):

1. Possession of weed

2. Littering

3. Owning a ferret in California

4. Being drunk in public

5. Drinking under 21

6. Taking a rock from a national park

7. Sexting between teenagers

8. Shoplifting

9. Disturbing the peace

10. Trespassing

Not that I'm suggesting doing any of the above but can we all just take a second to let it sink in that having a pet ferret can literally get you more jail time than a rapist?

Sigh. Sometimes I really question this society.

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