*The judge who insulted anyone with a conscience by giving 20-year-old Stanford University student Brock Turner a slap on the wrist after he was actually discovered raping a 23-year-old unconscious woman behind a trash dumpster last year is obviously not concerned with justice. Nor is he concerned with the public’s perception of him rewarding white privilege out loud…and no doubt with a straight face. The only thing sicker than that pittance of a “sentence,” is the sheer audacity of this man’s family, who has not only now turned the incident around and put total blame on the victim, but has, according to SF Gate, written letters to Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky; pleading with him to not send their son to jail because it would be a “death sentence” and, according to his mother, her son would “become a target.”
As we have been known to say, if that don’t beat all.
Loving your child through thick and thin is not a new concept to any parent. But this family takes lacking accountability to a whole new level.
According to JET Magazine, both parents have written letters to the judge asking for LENIENCY, and they even created a Brock Turner support page on Facebook, where the father writes…
“Brock is a kind and gentle boy, deep down he means well. This whole thing could have easily been avoided if all parties behaved responsibly. Please help us raise awareness, no other family should have to endure the pain and ostracization we have faced as a family. He is not a monster, he had a momentary lapse in judgement. Please share to help educate others on the dangers of excessive drinking.”
The post was followed by this flyer below.
Talk about nerve.
And Brock’s mother, Carleen Turner’s letter asks Judge Aaron Persky to not send her son to prison because, in her words, “jail will be a death sentence.”
Her letter also says…
“This is his future life. I beg of you, please don’t send him to jail/prison. Look at him. He won’t survive it. He will be damaged forever and I fear he would be a major target. Stanford boy, college kid, college athlete – all the publicity…. this would be a death sentence for him. Having lost everything he has ever worked for his entire life and knowing the registry is a requirement for the rest of his life certainly is more than harsh.
And there’s more…
“… Your honor, please be kind and merciful to my beautiful son. He is suffering and will continue to pay for this for his entire lifetime.”
I have yet to hear this family even MENTION the victim in their letters.
Carleen Turner’s letter actually began like this…
“My once vibrant and happy boy is distraught, deeply depressed, terribly wounded, and filled with despair,” she writes. “His smile is gone forever — that beautiful grin is no more. When I look into his eyes I see fear and anguish.
He got what he wanted. His sadness, dear, comes from being caught.
“His voice is barely above a whisper and he keeps himself hunched over almost trying not to be noticed,” the letter continues. “He trembles uncontrollably. He is crushed that the jury ruled against him. He has lost so much weight because he barely eats anything. He is utterly terrified and traumatized by this.”
All together now. Lean over the toilet and let ‘er rip.
Mrs. Turner even shapes her mouth to ask the judge to send her son a message that he believes in him.
Turner was convicted of three counts of sexual assault in March, facing up to 14 years in prison.
He is expected to serve less than the six months given behind bars.