Effects Of Brock Turner On Emily Doe

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Brock Turner “You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” These are the initial words from a letter addressed and read to Brock Turner by his victim, who is being publicly referred to as Emily Doe. This powerful message was read aloud at a trial where Emily was attempting to get justice for his actions. At this trial, Brock Turner was sentenced to six months in jail on five sexual assault charges. An extensive jail sentence could have had a severe negative impact on the rest of his life. However, Emily Doe will feel the effects of Turner’s actions for the rest of her life. Turner should have been sentenced to jail for longer than six months because six months in jail is not enough of a punishment to make …show more content…

CNN quotes Judge Persky, “A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him. I think he will not be a danger to others.” Judge Persky is biased because he used to be a Stanford athlete, like Turner. When Persky attended Stanford, he was a lacrosse team captain for the school team (Brennan). What concerns the judge about delivering a long sentence to Turner is that it would ruin his future in swimming. Turner’s father concurred with the judge through a letter, stating that, “These verdicts have broken and shattered him and our family in so many ways. His life will never be the one he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve.” (Gray) Does Mr. Dan Turner believe that the victim of his son’s heinous actions dreamed of being sexually assaulted by a complete stranger behind a dumpster? No, he and Judge Persky gave little thought to the effects of a light sentence for Brock on Emily Doe. Prison was designed to have a “severe impact” on criminals. It should negatively affect Turner’s life in the same way that his actions have negatively affected his victim’s. Prison having a severe impact on a criminal is hardly a problem. Judge Persky should be less concerned with the sex offender’s future, and instead direct his focus to the

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