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Justices reject Brock Turner's appeal

Original post made on Aug 8, 2018

An appellate court affirmed on Wednesday the conviction of former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was controversially sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of sexually penetrating an unconscious and intoxicated woman after an on-campus fraternity party in 2015.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5:12 PM

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

The evidence supports the conviction. Now Mr. Turner, please go away.


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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 8, 2018 at 9:11 pm

Online Name is a registered user.

Flip through the photos at the top of the San Francisco Chronicle's article. Seems Turner wasn't the well-behaved sober guy he claimed to be to justify his light sentence.

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Posted by Who Cares
a resident of another community
on Aug 8, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Move on people. He did his time and is being monitored for life. What else do you want from this dude. Can't convict him again to satisfy public opinion.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 8, 2018 at 10:06 pm

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Posted by The last man standing
a resident of Ventura
on Aug 8, 2018 at 11:19 pm

Dear "Who cares"- the only reason this is in the news 'again' is because HE filed to appeal his conviction.


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Posted by Bill ClinTrump
a resident of another community
on Aug 8, 2018 at 11:40 pm

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Posted by Seelam Prabhakar Reddy
a resident of College Terrace
on Aug 9, 2018 at 4:42 am

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Posted by mauricio
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Aug 9, 2018 at 6:35 am

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Brock Turner is the luckiest guy in the world. If justice had prevailed, he would be serving now several years of hard time in a state prison, but, thanks to a bad and extraordinarily lenient judge, he is living with his parents in an affluent suburb of Dayton, Ohio.

The fact he appealed at all is sheer and nausiating chutzpah, and the fact his attorney used the most absurd arguments in the appeal(outercourse, really/) explains why lawyers are universally held in such low regard. It is clear that turner feels no remorse and no shame, and I suspect he will not crawl back into the woodwork, like he should.


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Posted by Aletheia
a resident of Green Acres
on Aug 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm

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[Post removed. A jury heard the testimony and rendered its decision. Please don't use this as an opportunity to re-try the case.]


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Posted by mindandheart
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm

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And what would make the most serious aspect of Turner’s sentence, being required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, be in the most insignificant part of the article (the last sentence), instead of appearing alongside the first paragraph’s mention of the jail sentence? Mention of his lifetime sex offender registration was also entirely absent in the PA Weekly Editorial on the matter a while ago during voting season, IIRC, and continues to be downplayed or ignored entirely. It is inaccurate and, yes, “fundamentally unfair” to do this.


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