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District attorney to announce legislation 'inspired' by Brock Turner victim

Jeff Rosen to hold press conference Wednesday, June 22

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, June 22, in Palo Alto to announce legislation "inspired" by the woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, according to a press release the district attorney's office issued Tuesday.

The high-profile case has attracted immense national, even global attention — and much outrage — since Turner's sentencing three weeks ago. The judge who presided over the case, Aaron Persky, has continued to face strong backlash both inside and outside the courtroom, with a mounting recall effort and Rosen's removal of Persky from an unrelated sexual-assault case last week.

Sean Webby, public information officer for the district attorney's office, declined to provide more information about the legislation announcement.

The press conference will be held at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, 270 Grant Ave., at 10 a.m. Both Rosen and Deputy District Attorney Alalah Kianerci, who prosecuted the Turner case, will be available for interviews, according to the press release.

Check Palo Alto Online on Wednesday for coverage of the press conference, including a video.

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture ongoing coverage related to the Brock Turner case. To view it, go to storify.com/paloaltoweekly.

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Posted by Nancy
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:06 pm

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Posted by TTSF
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

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@ Nancy I am continually amazed how the victim is getting victimized over and over...Brock Turner lied..he ran away when confronted...he has ZERO credibility..what he DID have was a Judge who clearly believed him...in counter to the 3 guilty felony counts that jury rendered. To read the sentencing transcripts is eye opening.. Also,I have heard so much how "Judge Persky followed the Probation report recommendations however in that report they suggested a year in county jail. Judge Persky sentenced him to 6 months. And I keep hearing about the sexual offender status...I am pretty sure thats automatic if a defendant is convicted of sexual felonies...Its actually supposed to protect the public. Even that the Judge quoted a line from Ms Rasmussens character letter...OF all the 38 letters,hers literally says that why should Brock have the next 10+ years affected by a woman who has no recollection but thats why her friend was charged...she went on to further state its political correctness that caused her friend to be charged when after all it was a big "Misunderstanding". The Judge was tone deaf...I look forward to this news conference tomorrow to see whats going on with this case


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Posted by Bigger Long Term Punishment?
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Quick Quiz: Name a professional sports figure (outside of the Bay Area) that committed domestic abuse.

If you quickly said "Ray Rice", the reason may be all the news coverage that took place AFTER his punishment was announced. Ray Rice also received a punishment that was too light (my opinion).

Brock Turner's very light sentence has kept this story, his name and photo on the front page for weeks. It is a big story nationally. If the sentence was in line with what it should have been, this story would have slowly faded away. Justice served.

We all probably have registered sex offenders living in our neighborhood, but could not name them or recognize them if we walked by them on the street. (I couldn't.) Brock Turner's future neighbors will all know who he is and what he did.


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Posted by Midtowner
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:13 am

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