Can we get tough on rapists without being “tough on crime”?
Sarah, Dara and Matt talk about the recent recall of Judge Aaron Persky, the California judge who sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months when he was convicted of sexual assault in 2016.
References and further reading:
Julia Ioffe's piece on the Stanford professor who led the charge against Persky
AP reporting on Persky's record as a judge
Rachel Marshall's Vox.com piece on why the recall isn't a progressive victory
John Pfaff Twitter thread on how elections impact judicial behavior
German Lopez's piece on incarceration rates from 1985-2010
Laura McGann's piece on men in #metoo exile
Wesley Lowery's piece on widespread unsolved murders in major American cities
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