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These students are using augmented reality to honor Chanel Miller's words on the Stanford campus

Original post made on Sep 28, 2019

A group of Stanford University students are using augmented reality to restore Chanel Miller's voice to a campus memorial. They're calling on their university to follow suit.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:58 AM

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Posted by so sad
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

This situation is so sad on so many levels.

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Days later is when she learned the details of what happened to her because the police department released that report to the media. Web Link

Why would the police department share its report with the media without her permission or at least before it shared it with her? Who even knew to ask for a copy of it? If there aren't privacy rules about that there absolutely should be.


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Posted by grace beyond her years
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 28, 2019 at 12:58 pm

From this article: "Stanford students care what Chanel Miller has to say. Her words matter to us."

Nicely stated.

It is also worth reading Miller's words [as quoted in a probation report from an interview with her, as opposed to her later prepared comments made to the court at sentencing] She expresses compassion not anger for Brock Turner despite the trauma he caused her.

Miller -- "I want him to know it hurt me...I want him to be punished, but as a human, I just want him to get better. I don't want him to feel like his life is over and I don't want him to rot away in jail; he doesn't need to be behind bars." Web Link


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Posted by Publicus
a resident of Crescent Park
on Sep 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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Posted by @Publicus
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 29, 2019 at 3:43 pm

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Posted by James Thurber
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 30, 2019 at 12:21 pm

James Thurber is a registered user.

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Posted by MidtownMom
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 30, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Getting drunk to the point of passing out does not warrant what the girl had to go through. There is a lot of conversation that is going on about what Turner did and how wrong it was. IT WAS WRONG.

However, the conversation also needs to focus on the fact that do not get so wasted that you have no clue what is happening around you. This applies to males and females.

There needs to be a conversation about having a buddy-system when you go in to a situation where there is alcohol (maybe drugs too) -- you need to watch out for each other.


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Posted by Binge drinking leads to bad situations
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Sep 30, 2019 at 2:21 pm

Her [portion removed] drinking does not excuse Brock Turner but shows bad judgment on her part, high risk behavior often does not end well.


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Posted by NYT reported it first
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 30, 2019 at 6:44 pm

The New York Times was the first to report that Chanel Miller was writing this book. A week after Turner's 6 month jail sentence was announced the Times reported "Ms. [Michele] Dauber is friends with the victim and said she is helping her to obtain a book contract." Web Link

Sure enough, "old family friend" Michele Dauber, who ran the successful judge recall campaign, is a key figure in Miller’s book.

Before Turner's sentence was announced, Dauber organized Stanford student leaders to press Judge Persky to sentence Turner to prison to deter others.

Right after Turner's sentence was handed down, Dauber introduced Miller to college sexual assault "Hunting Ground" documentary producer Amy Zierling. Zierling introduced Miller to Buzzfeed. Miller's victim statement went viral from there.

Dauber even helped Miller land a lawyer to press Stanford for money telling Miller to think of Stanford as "a multi-billion-dollar corporate trust."


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Posted by Chanel - did you endorse the recall?
a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:29 am

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Posted by Never leave yourself at the mercy of others
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 1, 2019 at 11:40 am

The obvious take away from this is the danger of youth binge drinking. It's a tough lesson. The pain caused by this drunk molester to this passed out drunk woman is horrible but do not let it be in vane. It was not a lightning strike, it was preventable
Take alcohol out of the equation for either party and IMO the sexual assault does not happen.

Alcohol is the biggest danger to college kids.


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