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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:15 PM

Recalled judge in Stanford swimmer Brock Turner case fired

SAN JOSE A California judge recalled for his handling of a former Stanford University swimmer's sexual assault case has been fired from his new job as a high school tennis coach.


The Mercury News reports the Fremont Union High School District said Wednesday that ex-judge Aaron Persky was no longer employed as junior varsity girls tennis coach at Lynbrook High School in San Jose.


https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/10035764-181/recalled-judge-in-brock-turner































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Reply Recalled judge in Stanford swimmer Brock Turner case fired (Original post)
ChubbyStar Sep 2019 OP
stopdiggin Sep 2019 #1
ChubbyStar Sep 2019 #2
califootman Sep 2019 #3
dawg day Sep 2019 #4
Igel Sep 2019 #5

Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. WHO hired this guy, and placed him with JV girls? Really?? (nt)

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

2. Clearly an IDIOT

I am just enjoying how far he has fallen. He deserves every BIT of his current situation.

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Response to ChubbyStar (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. How much is too much?

At the risk of stepping into the fusillade, is this approaching the level of a vendetta?

What level of punishment is sufficient for the "crime" of imposing too lenient of a sentence? (Which, while admittedly offensive and objectionable, was still within sentencing guidelines... it's not like he went completely rogue). He has already lost his job (and pension, according to the TV news report). I'm okay with all that. It is a grievous crime, and grievously hath he answered it. But when does it end?

I admit I'm guessing here, but I'm thinking the girls' JV tennis coach is not a highly-compensated position. He was well-qualified and highly rated by the USTA. Why doesn't he deserve a second chance? How long will it take the school to find a new coach? What does the JV girls tennis team do in the interim?

If concerns were raised by members of the team or their parents that they were uncomfortable with him as coach, I could see giving him the axe. But the "JV tennis coach recall" petition was started by a 2015 graduate of the high school.

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Response to califootman (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:00 PM

4. A rape apologist should not be coaching girls

Next hire, Harvey Weinstein as drama coach?

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Response to califootman (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 06:14 PM

5. We're the same species with members who

liked viewing criminals as they were torn to bits in the arena, who enjoyed seeing those simply accused of crimes and who were seen as inferior strung up or burned at the stake.

To some extent, when we're down we need to see others humbled and humiliated to show that we're really people, too.

To some extent, if there's injustice and wrongs that we experience or simply perceive we have a built-in need to see somebody punished--and when push comes to shove, it's more important that somebody be punished than that they either learn to be better or that it even be the person actually guilty.

The only forgiveness for many is when the sinner repents and is converted. While the thought's clothed in religious garb, that thought isn't a particularly religious one and showed up equally well in Soviet samokritika, a thoroughly non-religious yet religious-like public confession of sins with repentance, penance, and acceptance back into the community of believers.

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