Removing a Judge

Removal of a Judge
@Marcyaz (35672)
United States
June 12, 2016 2:16pm CST
There is a Campaign to remove the judge in the Stanford rape case. This is the judge who only sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer assaulting an unconscious woman. The judge sentenced him to six months in jail for sexually assulting the young woman which sparked an outrage. There has been an outcry that this sentence is too lenient. He should have been sentenced to six years in prison for three felony convictions that could have put him away for about 15 years. All this rapist got from the judge was a slap on the wrist. There is going to be an investigation of complaints of judicial misconduct on the part of this Judge Persky.
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25 responses
@akalinus (15694)
• United States
12 Jun 16
What makes me the angriest is that the judge is reported to have said that it was just 20 minutes of action, why get so upset about it.
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@Daljinder (21546)
• India
12 Jun 16
@akalanus Oh Wow just ... Wow. If it's true and not just rumour then... Oh my God I don't even have any polite words to say to that!
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@akalinus I think that judge has no daughter or he would not feel that way would he? Now that young man has damaged a girl for life and what does he get as punishment, a slap on the wrist.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Daljinder Isn't it awful such a short sentence.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 16
Did they not have enough evidence or what?
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@celticeagle They evidently had evidence but the judge in the case did not seem to think it was a crime.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jun 16
@Marcyaz ....Amazing. How do these people become judges?
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@yukimori (9047)
• United States
13 Jun 16
There was enough evidence that the 12-person jury unanimously found him guilty of three felony counts. But, you know, the a-hole that did it had such a bright future ahead of him it would be a shame if it was tarnished by one mistake. So wrong that something like that can make a judge decide that a lenient sentence is a good option.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
12 Jun 16
Surely there are guidelines for sentences ranging from lenient to strict? Once the verdict is given then the judge has the power to select a penalty within that bracket, depending on how serious he considers it. The lowest possible option for rape must be higher than a six month sentence.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Asylum I don't know if in that State the judge has any guidelines or not, it just may be up to him to hand out a sentence whatever he thinks it is.
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
13 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Oh of course, I always forget that all 50 states have separate laws.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@Asylum It is very confusing and why we can't all have the same laws I don't know.
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@JohnRoberts (56767)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jun 16
That judge ought to be tar and feathered. That sentence is absurd.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts That sentence is absurd and I agree the judge in this should be tar and feathered.
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
13 Jun 16
There should be complaints @Marcyaz . I am so sick and tired of these richy-rich, athletic kids getting a pass.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@nanette64 I sometimes wonder if there isn't money changing hands or a favor being done.
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@thelme55 (14571)
• Germany
13 Jun 16
@Marcyaz I am thinking the same.
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@nanette64 (17610)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Exactly my thought.
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@Corbin5 (106053)
• United States
12 Jun 16
There should be an investigation. Too short a sentence that could end in Sept. due to good behavior.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@Corbin5 That is why they should have mandatory sentences for something like that.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
12 Jun 16
Just wondering why only six months for rape? In some countries it could be life imprisonment.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@acelawrites Because this judge is one big jerk.
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
13 Jun 16
Makes you wonder if he was paid lots of money to let the guy off easy.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@shaggin That is exactly what I was thinking.
@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
13 Jun 16
They haven't impeached a judge there since 1929...time to change that!
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@Lolaze That is a long time and hope it is not going to continue.
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@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jun 16
there needs to be!
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@jessicalynnt there sure does need to be.
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@Daljinder (21546)
• India
12 Jun 16
Hopefully the investigation will bring justice to the girl! Geez! If the judge is proven guilty then he should recieve worse punishment than the accused.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Daljinder I hope the investigation does bring some justice to the girl. I agree the judge should receive even worse punishment.
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@Teep11 (7050)
• United States
12 Jun 16
The judge should've made a decision that wasn't fitting. Just think about how the woman must be filling. The woman was violated and it's understandable why so many are upset by the outcome.
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@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
12 Jun 16
@Teep11 The judge should be repremanded and told to give an apporpriate sentence.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
13 Jun 16
They should rape the judge and see what he will give as a sentence to his rapist smh
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@BACONSTRIPSXXX Not a bad idea and see how he would like that and how he would feel.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
14 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Forreal its sad that they can get away with rape like that
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@BACONSTRIPSXXX It is very sad that a person can get away with something like that.
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@just4him (116781)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jun 16
He should be more than removed, he should be disbarred for a sentence like that. She had no will of her own when she was assaulted because she was unconscious. In my book, not knowing the law, I would have given him life.
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
13 Jun 16
@just4him He should definitely be given a long sentence term no matter what.
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@just4him (116781)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jun 16
@Marcyaz Yes he should.
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14 Jun 16
the whole situation is just a mess...
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
15 Jun 16
@jillybean1222 It sure is but we do hope justice will be done in this case.
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@TheHorse (65696)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Jun 16
I heard about the sentence and the outrage, but I don't know much more about the circumstances of the case. Is the kid who did it contrite?
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
15 Jun 16
@TheHorse The young man is not contrite at all and his family seems to be in denial about this.
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• Preston, England
14 Jun 16
sounds like he is out of touch - he should go
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
15 Jun 16
@arthurchappell Out of Touch is Right.
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@UncleJoe (9937)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Jun 16
I think they need to investigate that judges bank account for a new large deposit..
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
15 Jun 16
@UncleJoe Not a bad idea.
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@sofssu (14462)
14 Jun 16
Its like encouraging others to do so. I am glad that an investigation is on.
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@sofssu I am glad they will be investigating this judge for this as it is just a slap on the wrist saying go for it.
@Susan2015 (20580)
• United States
14 Jun 16
He should be removed as the sentence was way too small.
@Marcyaz (35672)
• United States
14 Jun 16
@Susan2015 Yes the sentence was not appropriate for his crime.