Stanford rapist Brock Turner already free


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/06/stanford-rapist-brock-turner-a.html


#2

He’s glad to be free now. Prison really cut in to his raping time.


#3

I hope he has been rehabilitated. I really do.

I also hope that when I get home today, my cats will have prepared dinner for me (without leaving any fur on the pork chops, of course).


#4

I just hope he wasn’t too adversely affected by his incarceration. Poor little rich white kid is not made for such things.


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#5

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#6

Just so we know where to direct our outrage, all inmates in California qualify for good-time credit, which effectively cuts determinate sentences in half. This isn’t another special dispensation afforded to Brock Turner. Direct your anger at the Legislature; apparently, such direction has worked already, as the Legislature has passed a bill that would render the crime of Brock Turner’s conviction ineligible for probation.


#7

I don’t think there’s anything that can be said about this kid that hasn’t already been said.

Of course, I still feel outrage, but it’s outrage at the systemic factors that allowed this to happen. What he did, and how leniently he was sentenced, are just symptoms of a much larger societal problem, unfortunately…


#8

I’m finding the reaction to this disturbing. Yes, that judge should be recalled and disbarred. We should be angry at him for what he did.

Turner has paid the debt society demanded of him. Yes, we should have demanded more, but that is in no way his fault. We’re supposed to be helping to reintegrate him into society at this point in the process.


#9

Fine grist for the news cycle, innit?

Coming up next:
Home Lair of Stanford rapist Brock Turner beset by protests, graffiti
Stanford rapist Brock Turner speaks out about being Internet pariah
Internet blasts controversial statements by Stanford rapist Brock Turner
Grisly photos of suicide of Stanford rapist Brock Turner
Did online harassment of Stanford rapist Brock Turner go too far?


#10

So we need to overhaul the legal system, tax system, election system…Maybe Drumpf can just burn them down so we can just build after, might be less damage to people…


#11

Tell me more about this ‘society’ you’re referring to.


#12

Definitely. He shouldn’t be encouraged to commit suicide. He needs to “enjoy” having to tell his neighbors for the rest of his life that he’s a sex offender. He needs to have to dread every date, job interview, and background check. It’s quite literally the least he could do if he isn’t going to stay in prison longer.


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#13

Your cognitive dissonance is a little disturbing. If the judge should be recalled by the voting members of society, it seems like society is demanding more. If society does want to recall the judge, clearly this rapist hasn’t paid the debt that society has demanded of him. He’s done what one flawed judgment from one flawed judge demanded of him.


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#15

California’s prison realignment.

Does that mean “overcrowding”?


#16

I’m struggling with my feelings and thoughts on the case. It’s very clear that the punishment was too light, and judging from reports of Turner’s attitude over the whole thing he is not repentant over his actions. And every fiber of my being wants to hop onto the mob mentality of seeking justice, and that last bit troubles me because i must assume that many others must feel the same.
There’s also the question of having served your time and repaying your debt to society. Would one consider the debt repaid if the person in question has no remorse? Should Brock Turner be punished more severely? How so? These are questions i’m asking myself, out loud of course, but i find the whole situation frustrating on many levels.


#17

See also https://www.amazon.com/Circle-Dave-Eggers/dp/0345807294/


#18

Who is this “we” of which you speak that owes him so damn much?

I’m not keen on relitigating rape cases after all is said and done, or acting like people who have raped should be consigned to some human garbagr heap. I’m not even going to pretend there isn’t some element of injustice in selecting Brock Turner as the scapegoat when there are so many others.

But right now? He doesn’t deserve anything from me or anyone else here.


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#19

Hey I’m callin him up for a brewski, they say he’s a party animal!


#20

Just make sure to gird your loins properly beforehand. And during. And after.