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Brock Turner [political affiliation unknown] appeals sexual assault conviction.

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6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 12:02:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
A former Stanford University swimmer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party, is to appeal his conviction.

Lawyers for Turner, now 22, filed an appeal for the Ohio native, arguing his trial in March 2016 heard a “detailed and lengthy set of lies”. They hope to overturn the requirement for Turner to be on the register of sex offenders for life.

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6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 12:08:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
F-cker needs to be shot.
6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 12:15:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm surprised the Independent didn't link to the victim's letter to the court. The fact that it went viral is basically why this case got so famous to start with.

It's a tough read, so content warning for descriptions of sexual assault/rape/trauma, and all that: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/p...
6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 12:16:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/4/17 - 12:16:23 PM petitefleur wrote:
Lol
(the title)
6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 1:44:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if they appeal the case, isn't there a chance that he can actually get a WORSE sentence? This doesn't seem like a very good idea to me...
6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 2:04:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
This guy and his lawyers must live in a bubble.

Apealing this case at this time, during the continous exposes of sexual misconduct by all and sundry is just dumb, arrogant and myopic.

6 days ago - Monday 12/4/17 - 2:12:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
In fairness to the lawyers, I think there are time limits on filing appeals. So I don't know that they have the choice to not appeal at this time, if they're going to do it at all.

As for a harsher sentence - the intent here seems to be keeping him off the sex offender registry, which he's required to be on for life. They must think it's worth the risk for the chance to keep him from having to register.
(I know there are circumstances where a harsher sentence CAN be imposed, but I don't know how common that is, or what would have to happen for a judge to do that)
20 hrs ago - Sunday 12/10/17 - 8:36:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 12/4/17 - 2:04:08 PM Boredofu wrote:
This guy and his lawyers must live in a bubble. Apealing this case at this time, during the continous exposes of sexual misconduct by all and sundry is just dumb, arrogant and myopic.

To some extent, the case will be heard in a bubble of sorts - the judges are supposed to look only at the evidence in this specific case, the fact a bunch of other sexual assaults are in the news right now shouldn't influence them at all.

Claiming the original trial was full of "lies" seems high risk though - can they actually prove that anyone perjured themselves? If so, that's a big deal in itself ... if not, they're shooting themselves in the foot with claims like that.
16 hrs ago - Sunday 12/10/17 - 12:08:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
This kid needs to sit the f*ck down and shut the f*ck up. Little bastard.
15 hrs ago - Sunday 12/10/17 - 1:00:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
His parents don't help either- I wish they would show him how to accept responsibility.
15 hrs ago - Sunday 12/10/17 - 1:19:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 12/10/17 - 1:00:07 PM luckystar107 wrote:
His parents don't help either- I wish they would show him how to accept responsibility.

They're probably not used to having to accept responsibility for their actions, either.

Hopefully our justice system will teach them all a very important lesson.
14 hrs ago - Sunday 12/10/17 - 1:38:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it will. I think the father (at least from his statements/letter to the court) really and truly believes that what his son did is not that bad.

I don't personally understand how anyone could think that if they read the victim's impact statement (the letter I linked to, that went viral).
12 hrs ago - Sunday 12/10/17 - 4:30:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Agreed bird. It makes me sick



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