I TRY to stay away from news stories, because most of them just tick me off--but I will NOT stay silent about this one!
"The father of the former Stanford swim team member who was found guilty last Thursday of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015 said in a statement that his son shouldn’t be penalized for “20 minutes of action.”
Brock Allen Turner, 20, who
was sentenced to six months in county jail, three years’ probation, and
to register as a sex offender, was charged with assault with intent to
commit rape of an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an
intoxicated person, and penetration of an unconscious person.
Thursday — and recently posted on Twitter — a statement was read by
Brock Turner’s father, Dan Turner, that said his son “barely consumes
any food and eats just to exist. … (Brock’s) life will never be the one
that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve. That is a steep
price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life.”
Many have been outraged by the lenient sentence for the crime committed. The Washington Post reports
that prosecutors wanted Turner’s sentence to last six years, but that
Judge Aaron Persky said a tougher sentence would “have a severe impact
OK---let me make a really radical statement here--(addressing the fact that a tougher sentence would "quote have a severe impact on him." unquote)...
ISN'T THAT WHAT CONSEQUENCES OF BREAKING THE LAW ARE SUPPOSED TO DO????
AND WHAT KIND OF IMPACT DID THIS RAPE HAVE ON THE VICTIM?????
All I see here is another little rich brat breaking the law (think Ethan Couch, the "Affluenza" kid"). Mommy and Daddy using their money to buy him a softer sentence. Happens all the time.
Yes, I stand up and scream for rape victims, as I am one myself. This pathetic excuse for a "man" and his son should BOTH do prison time, the father for being such a freaking asshole.
Dan Turner, I say to you--you are a MAJOR jackass. No wonder your son turned out the way he did. May you be crucified by every social media outlet there is--and by every blogger who, like me, is incensed by your callous words. "His life will never be the one he dreamed of and worked so hard to achieve." WHOSE FAULT IS THAT?? His and his alone. I am glad he will at least have to register as a sex offender, because make no mistake, THAT IS WHAT HE IS.
I hope you both rot in hell.