In California, Judge Aaron Persky was recalled from office Tuesday, two years after he sparked national outrage for sentencing Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to a 6-month prison term for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. Turner was caught by two witnesses thrusting on top of the victim as she lay unconscious behind a dumpster. But Judge Persky said he was concerned a longer term would have a serious impact on Turner, who is a white Stanford student. Judge Persky later gave a harsher sentence to a Latino man who committed a similar crime. It is the first time since 1932 that California voters have chosen to recall a sitting justice. Click here to see our full coverage of the Brock Turner case.
Judge Aaron Persky Recalled After Giving Light Sentence to Stanford Rapist Brock Turner
HeadlineJun 06, 2018