Judge in Stanford rape case will stop hearing criminal cases

August 26, 2016 12:29 AM EDT

Stanford University's campus is seen in an aerial photo in Stanford, California, United States on April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Noah Berger/File Photo - RTSGA7G


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(Reuters) - The judge who gave a six-month jail term to a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious young woman will stop hearing criminal cases, a court official said on Thursday, after a firestorm of criticism.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has requested to be assigned to the court's civil division, more than two months after imposing the controversial sentence on Brock Allen Turner, 20, for the January 2015 attack, Presiding Judge Risë Jones Pichon said in a statement.

"Judge Persky believes the change will aid the public and the court by reducing the distractions that threaten to interfere with his ability to effectively discharge the duties of his current criminal assignment," Pichon said.

He will begin his civil court assignment on Sept. 6, Pichon said.

Persky has received death threats, faced a recall effort and several online petitions seeking his removal in a furor of criticism for what was perceived as a lenient sentence. Prosecutors had asked for Turner to be jailed for six years.

The uproar over the sentence, fueled in part by the victim's harrowing letter in which she detailed the assault, is part of growing outrage over sexual assault on U.S. college campuses.

In response to the sentence, lawmakers in California are moving a bill through the legislature that prohibits anyone convicted of sexual assault in the state from being sentenced just to probation.

"Sentencing a felon convicted of such a crime to probation re-victimizes the victim, discourages other victims from coming forward and sends the message that sexual assault of incapacitated victims is no big deal,” said California Assemblymember Bill Dodd, who introduced the measure in June.

The announcement of Persky's move to civil cases comes two days after women's groups and social media users criticized as too lenient the two years' probation given to a Massachusetts student athlete who sexually assaulted two women as they slept.

David Becker, 18, a former three-sport athlete from East Longmeadow High School in western Massachusetts, escaped jail time even though prosecutors recommended a two-year sentence.

The judge in that case, Thomas Estes, in District Court in Palmer, Massachusetts, declined to comment.

(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Paul Tait)



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___What's the fuss! ___ California Judicial Authorities failed to this Fascism Attack___ Fascism prevails!
PeterCaoMing on 2016-08-26 16:05:55
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___What's the fuss! ___ California Judicial Authorities failed to this Fascism Attack___ Fascism prevails!

The whole setting of this heavier punishment on Brock Turner and this ‘Recall Judge Persky Campaign' is very PHONY, and it is Fascism related;

Just as I predicted on August 7, 2016 that the plot from those fascists in this PHONY 'Recall Judge Persky Campaign' looks like: as Ms. Michele Dauber keeps playing this farce on some ‘Gender Cards' up in the front, fascism powers in the backstage would make an excuse out of it and pressure California Judicial Authorities into submission to this baseless & PHONY 'Recall Judge Persky Campaign', and that's how they plot to get this conspiracy done against Judge Persky ___ isn't that what's happening today?

___But, who's behind these agitators like Ms. Michele Dauber and her 'gender cards' in such a PHONY Campaign? ___ Got to be Ms Hillary Clinton (needless to mention Mr. Bill Clinton);

Yeah, The Clintons are behind this PHONY ‘Recall Judge Persky' campaign which is led by this ultra-radical Stanford Law Professor of Ms Michele Dauber up in the front; The Clintons are also behind a fascism coup in Stanford University through which their product of fascism crimes Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne would be able to THEFT Stanford Presidency on top of a series of fascism crimes originated in a much heavier Stanford Campus Atrocity Case [Stanford police case number: IR #04-111-0335; Victim: Peter Cao; Criminal Suspect: Gabriele Scheler] web link: alturl dot com/pa672 ; The Clintons are manipulated by Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel and they had abused their power in the U.S. to cover up this criminal suspect Gabriele Scheler along with those fascists on her side (e.g. Sebastian Thrun / Corrupted Officers ZZZ/YYY/VVV from Santa Clara DA led by Mr. Jeff Rosen, Stanford Villain Mr. John Arrilaga etc.) while retaliate on victims; and Ms. Dauber is also manipulated by fascism powers behind this Criminal Suspect Gabriele Scheler;

Also, Someone from inside of Stanford University must have given approval to the recent 'heavier punishment on 'Brock Turner' and 'Recall Judge Persky Campaign', led by Stanford Law Professor Michele Dauber who’s PRETENTIOUS and COWARDICE to such a public challenge; and this someone should be their product of fascism crimes Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne who tried to THEFT Stanford Presidency through such an inexplicable fascism coup which was set up by the fascism powers behind this Criminal Suspect Gabriele Scheler in a much heavier Stanford Campus Atrocity Case [Stanford police case number: IR #04-111-0335; Victim: Peter Cao; Criminal Suspect: Gabriele Scheler];

While Ms Dauber became PRETENTIOUS and COWARDICE to the questions about her credibility and her behind the scene motivation, Judge Persky's stepping back in this PHONY ‘Recall Judge Persky' campaign means a win on the fascism side and a lost on the Anti-Fascism side; it will give a boost to those fascists behind this criminal suspect Gabriele Schele, including their THEF Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, in an effort to push this inexplicable fascism coup go through so that Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne could THEFT Stanford Presidency;

___Therefore, as California Judicial Authorities failed to this Fascism Attack, U.S. Failed in this War of Anti-Fascism VS Fascism ___ Fascism prevails ___ What a Pity!

if all crimes in Scheler's Case clarified, Mr. Jeff Rosen / Ms. Michele Dauber might have to be brought to justice, too
PeterCaoMing on 2016-08-26 16:04:28
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Brock Turner had been trailed and remorsed and sentenced and he is well known by everyone in the whole society and the rest of his life will be influenced wherever he goes; but it should not be the end of his everything;

But now Brock Turner is being targeted by a pack of fascists on side of a criminal suspect Gabriele Scheler in a much heavier Stanford Campus Atrocity Case and Turner's case was overblown by those fascists to serve a bigger fascism conspiracy in Stanford University originated in Gabriele Scheler's Stanford Campus Atrocity Case;

To call for heavier punishment on Brock Turner or Recall Judge Persky under such a situation would be very much unfair and injustice to both Turner and Judge Persky; Like other fascists, Ms. Michele Dauber and Mr. Jeff Rosen who led this PHONY campagin became PRETENTIOUS and COWARDICE when being challenged with Scheler's Stanford Campus Atrocity Case; California Judicial Authorities would be very much a failure if on they go along with wishes from those fascists behind Ms. Michele Dauber / Mr. Jeff Rosen while still failed to clarify all crimes in Gabriele Scheler's Case; (because if all crimes in Scheler's Case clarified, Mr. Jeff Rosen / Ms. Michele Dauber might have to be brought to justice, too)

Ms. Hillary Clinton, if a woman politician wants to lead the world filled with both men and women, you got to show us some decent personality;
PeterCaoMing on 2016-08-26 15:58:52
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Ms. Hillary Clinton,

I've never met you; but I do feel your power of influence through this case; Some world leaders who had met you on and off on different occasions once testified that: "Hillary is just a little woman"; I wish could see a 'big woman' in your character;

Ms. Hillary Clinton, if a woman politician wants to lead the world filled with both men and women, you got to show us some decent personality; you got to show us some capacity, some candidness, some fairness, some justice, some bravery, some integrity, and some sense of rightouness in order to leave both men and women a reason to think you can be trusted;

However, So far you remain COWARDICE to such a public challenge against fascism crimes with solid evidence and undeniable facts directly addressed to you; but you can't remain a COWARD or PRETEND being irrelevant for ever, or people would consider such of your behaviors disgraceful, if not SHAMELESS! ... don't play, the world is watching ...

Why sacrifice Brock Truner and Judge Persky while covering up the much heavier Gabriele Scheler's Stanford Campus Atrocity Case?
PeterCaoMing on 2016-08-26 15:57:25
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___Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Someone from inside of Stanford University must have given approval to the recent 'heavier punishment on 'Brock Turner' and 'Recall Judge Persky Campaign', led by Mr. Jeff Rosen of Santa Clara District Attorney and Stanford Law Professor Michele Dauber, both of whom are like you being PRETENTIOUS and COWARDICE to such a public challenge___Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, is that you or those fascists who tried to install you from inside of Stanford University who are behind such a conspiracy? Did someone (Ms Hillary Clinton?) play the gender card via Stanford Law Professor Michele Dauber in this PHONY 'heavier punishment on 'Brock Turner' and 'Recall Judge Persky Campaign'? but Why sacrifice Brock Truner and Judge Persky while covering up the much heavier Gabriele Scheler's Stanford Campus Atrocity Case?___Cause it is those fascists (some listed in this public challenge) behind Gabriele Scheler who tried to help you THEFT Stanford Presidency through this fascism conspiracy, right?

___Mr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, whatever, you are not Stanford President, you do not deserve it and you won't get it; and this public challenge will follow wherever your name display;

Stanford Law Professor Michele Landis Dauber, Are you someone's puppet?
PeterCaoMing on 2016-08-26 15:54:54
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Stanford Law Professor Michele Landis Dauber,

Are you someone's puppet? You've seen all my public challenges against fascism crimes originated in a much heavier Stanford Campus Atrocity Case happened in 2004 [Stanford police case number: IR #04-111-0335; Victim: Peter Cao; Criminal Suspect: Gabriele Scheler] http://alturl.com/pa672 , but you didn't say a word about it___Where is your sense of righteousness? Before you have the courage to clarify the above Stanford Campus Atrocity Case, it's very PHONY of you to take the lead and talk about something like sexual assault, campus atrocity, Fairness and Justice, etc. ...
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Ms. Dauber is quite an agitator who is backed up by powerful supporters; I wonder why she is over-Zealous and ultra-Radical on Turner's Case while becoming COWARDICE and PRETENTIOUS on the much heavier Stanford Campus Atrocity Criminal Case committed by Gabriele Scheler? Evidently, Ms. Dauber did not do it for fairness, nor for justice, there must be something beyond what she told us in her persistence in recalling the judge campaign; Apparently, Ms. Dauber is a puppet to some powerful figures behind the scene, and very likely that she's a puppet to the fascism powers behind Gabriele Scheler, which would explain why she would become COWARDICE and PRETENTIOUS over Scheler's Stanford Campus Atrocity Case;

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Ms Dauber, other than my public challenge, there are quite some insightful comments (total of 50+) from many other readers in the Comments Section of an article penned by you on June 21, 2016 posted on WashingtonPost titled 'Law professor: Judge should be recalled for his role in the Stanford sexual assault case', but we couldn't find any of your answers in that Comments Section___Ms Dauber, would you have the courage post your answers in that Comments Section or would you choose to remain a COWARD? or just PRETNDING not seeing?

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