Why The Brock Turner Family is Disgusting
Last week, a judge handed down a very lenient sentence to 20-year-old Sanford University student Brock Turner. Turner, who was discovered raping an unconscious 23-year-old intoxicated woman last year behind a campus dumpster, was sentenced to just six months in jail and three years probation for the crime.
He is expected to serve three months of his sentence because the judge felt he would not be a “threat to society.”
As if the light sentence wasn’t enough of a reward for being a white, privileged athlete, Turner’s father penned a letter to Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. He wrote that, “Brock’s life has been deeply altered forever by the events of January 17 and 18,” and that the sentence “is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 years of life.”
The Turners have also created a Brock Turner support page on Facebook. And it is disgusting:
“Brock is a kind and gentle boy, deep down he means well,” the page’s latest post, accompanied by the below flyer reads. “This whole thing could have easily been avoided if all parties behaved responsibly. Please help us raise awareness, no other family should have to endure the pain and ostracization we have faced as a family. He is not a monster, he had a momentary lapse in judgement. Please share to help educate others on the dangers of excessive drinking.”
To put the icing on the cake, Brock Turner’s mom, Carleen Turner, also wrote a letter to Judge Perksy. Good Morning America reports that she sent the letter to him ahead of her son’s sentencing. The letter, along with other documents from the case, was released to the public today.
“I beg of you, please don’t send him to jail/prison. Look at him. He won’t survive it,” Carleen writes in the letter. “He will be damaged forever and I fear he would be a major target. Stanford boy, college kid, college athlete — all the publicity. This would be a death sentence for him.”
Mrs. Turner goes on to say that her son “has never been in trouble” and “his dreams have been shattered.”
Of course, Brock’s victim is not mentioned once in Carleen’s three-and-a-half page plea.
These people are ridiculous.