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The Real-life Impact of Brock Turner’s Crime
June 9, 2016
There is much to be said about this tragedy of justice, but one particular comment from Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge, Aaron Persky, in defense of his sentencing decision for Brock Turner continues to make my blood boil. In defending his sentencing decision, Judge Persky stated, “ A prison sentence would have severe impact on him.”
With all due respect, Judge Persky, please allow me to educate you on the real-life meaning of the term, “severe impact.” ... (read more)
I found a life worth living...
Read the story of one survivor's journey to healing: "It feels like those old movies where everything starts in black and white and then a switch is flipped and everything is touched by beautiful technicolor." Paige's story.
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"To the outside world I was still the perfect image of a smart, happy, young girl. But I have memories from that time that are so sharp they cut like the edge of broken glass."
"Something about sharing my story in a group of other survivors changed me. ... I found a life worth living that I didn't even know was possible."
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