Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Will Be Released This Friday

Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Will Be Released This Friday

He only served three-months of his six month sentence

Former Stanford University student Brock Turner will be released this Friday. Turner was arrested on Jan. 18, 2015, for sexually assaulting an unconscious 22-year-old woman behind a dumpster.He was convicted of three felony sexual assault charges in March; sentence for only six months in Santa Clara county jail.

This is an outrage towards women and the pervasiveness of rape culture.This contributes the disbelief in the court system, in order to justifying the young man’s assault. Also, a proclaimed example on white privilege.

The conviction had a potential sentence of 14 years in prison. The 20-year-old’s jail sentence removed three months of the six month sentence for good behavior. The removal of the other half of his sentence occurred before starting his jail time.

Committing this heinous crime, Turner recognized getting a jail sentence was inevitable.The amount of his prison sentence got his family to be involved.

According to Dailymail, Turner’s family and others sent letters, pleading the Judge Aaron Persky to get a more lenient sentence.

One of Turner’s supporters was a former federal prosecutor Margaret Quin, who is a friend of the Turner family stated jail time “would serve no purpose.” Quin also advised for the judge to consider the long term damage like limited job opportunities and the requirement to register as a sex offender.

The leverage on the court system and Turner’s family puts a mockery on rape culture.The combination of being white and the use of family connections, manipulated the judge’s deductive sentence on Turner is absurd.

Stanford rapist Brock Turner, repeatedly lie to his probation officer, claiming how the victim was not unconscious and encouraged to his response for sexual interaction.

When the scene was intervened by two international students Swedish graduate students Peter Jonsson and Carl-Frederik Arndt both telling the police, when they witness the rape incident the victim was motionless.

Who paid the bigger price?

During the two-week trial, the victim had a 12-page statement that was read out loud to the court.It offered specific details about her experience of the evening Turner assaulted her.She was also displeased with Turner insisting going to court, which he pleaded not guilty for the charges.

It's unfortunate for this young woman to not earn justice. Her words did not impact the court, along has to deal with the trauma from her assault for the rest of her life.

Being white privilege, the appearance being a Caucasian, symbolizing as highly financed and skin color adds to the complication of the introspects on modern society. For this instance, affiliation with the criminal laws.

Judge Persky judicially favoring on Turner being white is also under scrutiny.This example on justice courts is putrid and lightens the criminality upon victims of rape. This controversial court case, has been in widespread criticism.

Letting a man out with the least amount possible for sexual assault is unbelievable towards to public and should’ve given a longer sentence for his actions.

Unfortunately, someone like Brock Turner will be out on September 2, 2016.

To read the victim's statement is here

Cover Image Credit: Brock Turner's booking photo of the incident

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

Cover Image Credit: OrderOfBooks

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