Stanford Rapist, Brock Turner, Will Be Released 3 Months Early For “Good Behavior”
If you were ever unclear on the definition of White privilege, you need look no further than Brock Turner, also known as the Stanford swimmer/rapist. When Turner was found guilty of three counts of rape, the nation was outraged that he was only sentenced to six months in prison.
The judge, Aaron Persky, decided that sentencing Turner to more than six months would leave a “severe impact” on the convicted rapist. Sadly, despite the injustice of the ruling, Turner’s six-month-sentence was still more severe than most rapists.
And today’s news just adds insult to injury.
Turner, according to Rolling Stone, and several other news outlets, is being released later this week for “good behavior.”
He’ll be a free man as of Friday, September 2nd. The maximum charge for Turner’s actions was 14 years in prison.
As a result of Persky’s decision, California’s state legislature passed a bill that would hopefully prevent other judges from making lenient rulings in the future.
The new bill would ensure that convicted rapists serve a minimum of three years in jail.
As a part of his sentence, Turner will have to register as a sex offender.
Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the editor of Bettah Days.