The California State Assembly unanimously passed a bill 66-0 to close the loophole that allowed convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner to receive only a 6 month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in January 2015.
“This bill is about more than sentencing, it’s about supporting victims and changing the culture on our college campuses to help prevent future crimes.”
“If we let a rapist off with probation and little jail time, we re-victimize the victim, we dissuade other victims from coming forward and we send a message that sexual assault of an incapacitated victim is just no big deal.”
Turner is due to be released on September 2nd, after having served only half of his sentence. For fuck’s sake.