A social media case

Here’s how the New York Times summarized the Brock Turner rape case:

“A recall effort against a California judge was announced on Monday in a sexual assault case at Stanford University that ignited public outrage after the defendant was sentenced to a mere six months in jail and his father complained that his son’s life had been ruined for ‘20 minutes of action’ fueled by alcohol and promiscuity. In court, the victim had spoken out against the inequities of the legal process, arguing that the trial, the sentencing and the legal system’s approach to sexual assault — from the defense lawyer’s questions about what she wore that night to her attacker’s sentence — were irrevocably marred by male and class privilege.”

Add in the victim’s stirring written statement, the fact that it’s been viewed more than 5 million times online, that the case has drawn large national media attention and that Turner is from Oakwood, and you have an increasingly interesting story.

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