The Brock Turner Verdict, the Judge, and the Victim
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Show Summary: Why has the verdict of one rape trial caused a multi-country storm of fury? The debate over former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sentence incorporates sexism, racism, classism, and a clash over how much leeway a judge has in the sentencing process. Angie probes the call for Judge Aaron Persky to step down or be removed, the unexpected reach and impact of the victim’s statement, and the appropriate relationship between societal standards and the legal system.