Stanford Rapist Brock Turner Wants a Retrial & People are NOT Having It
Remember Brock Turner? The former Stanford University student who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015? Yes, him. He's trying to get his conviction overturned after only serving three months in jail. Ridiculous, right? Well, Brock and his lawyers have appealed his conviction and are requesting a new trial, claiming that there were process violations.
His lawyer even went as far as saying the initial trial was “a detailed and lengthy set of lies.” Okay, if you call two witness testimonies saying they saw you trying to have sex with an unconscious woman, then the victim's corroboration of those events “lies,” then this world is crazier than we all thought.
“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me,” the statement from Emily Doe read. “[A]lcohol was not the one who stripped me, fingered me, had my head dragging against the ground, with me almost fully naked… Having too much to drink was an amateur mistake that I admit to, but it is not criminal.”
Meanwhile, Brock was sentenced to only six months in jail after he was found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault. He was released after only three months. Therefore, even after serving what some would call an absurdly short sentence for his crime, Turner still wants pity. In a 172-page brief filed on Friday, Brock’s lawyers claim that Deputy District Attorney's description of the assault “tainted” the jury. According to the document, the assault did not occur “behind the dumpster” and that the jury received “extensive ‘behind-the-dumpster' propaganda.”
What it comes down to is that Brock was also given a mandatory lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender, which he's hoping his lawyers can overturn if they have a retrial. Turner's legal adviser even told KNTV-TV, “What we are saying that what happened is not a crime… It happened, but it was not anywhere close to a crime.”
After news broke out, people on Twitter could not believe it. Some even criticized news headlines for not referring to Brock as a “rapist.”
let me fix: CONVICTED RAPIST BROCK TURNER THINKS THAT IT WAS "UNFAIR" TO GO TO JAIL AFTER RAPING AN UNCONSCIOUS WOMAN AND BEING CAUGHT BY TWO EYE WITNESSES. https://t.co/ECxDaN8PQl
— meg zukin (@bymeg) December 3, 2017
Brock Turner is filing an appeal to try to have his sexual conviction overturned so he doesn’t have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Yo are you fucking joking me? Get away with Rape and you want less? Un fucking believable
— Texas Rattlesnake (@BrandonDraughn) December 2, 2017
"Lawyers for Brock Turner filed an appeal Friday …. claiming their client was denied due process during his 2016 trial and calling it 'fundamentally unfair.'"
You know what's "fundamentally unfair?" Sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Fuck you, Brock Turner. https://t.co/OYsUIT0E2A
— Cassandra Farrell (@cabennetttt) December 2, 2017
If you're covering Brock Turner's appeal, please stop spelling convicted rapist as "former Stanford swimmer." Convicted. Rapist.
— Danielle Campoamor (@DCampoamor) December 3, 2017
two people catch a man raping a woman he gets off with the lightest sentence possible but that isn't enough he now wants his case overturned cause his life is being "ruined" Why are men so fucking entitled Youre life wouldn't be ruined if you hadn't raped someone #brockturner
— Kayla Morosco (@catsaesthetics) December 2, 2017
Here’s a reminder that Rapist Brock Turner walked free after 3 months of a 6 month sentence, while rape victim Cyntoia Brown sits in jail. Free Cyntoia! pic.twitter.com/5MCwlHiedk
— Lora Nastase (@mamanastase) November 27, 2017
All I want for Christmas is to punch Brock Turner straight in the mouth
— Emily (@emilymether) December 2, 2017
you mean RAPIST BROCK TURNER wants to head back to court, drag his victim’s personal life and trauma back into the spotlight to clear his name because he thinks he is still innocent?! Boy, you got out early on low charges and you still want more ARE YOU INSANE U PRIVILEGED DICK https://t.co/4M7rodUsK0
— Babs (@BarbaraJoyce3) December 2, 2017
The one and only silver lining of this whole thing is that if Brock’s request for a new trial is granted (and at this point, it does not look like it will be), this could also potentially mean a harsher sentence for him than the one he received by the judge after the initial trial.