The reason I have put this blank image in this post as is because I didn't want the stats triggering any of my readers and I could not think of anything worse than putting a picture of Brock Turner on my blog.
I feel sad and sick that a crime with such long lasting damage is taken so lightly. In the case of Brock Turner the fact of money and status within the community helped with his case and getting him off early, because usually the punishment would be served once it is sentenced. Although a lot of cases do not get that far. Some people go report to the police and can be often asked why it happened to them, what were they wearing, how drunk where they, what did they do to the person, did they lead them on? Which would never be asked for ANY other crime, imagine being assaulted in another way and being asked what you were wearing, the fact of the matter is that you would NEVER be asked that as it is so irrelevant yet it still gets asked in this case. Honestly why does it matter what somebody wears or how they act, it does NOT mean they want it anymore than anybody else.
I am so sick and tired of it still being a valid excuse in 2016, being dressed in a short skirt, having drunk a little bit, walking home at night alone are NOT excuses for this to happen. In fact there is no reason for this to happen, the only reason crimes like this happen are because people have NO self control and think they can do what they want, which is never the case. The sad thing is when take it to the police often they don't have enough evidence to charge and unlike murder cases where there is usually a lot of evidence often than not there is not enough to charge, but I do feel like there should be a way in which evidence can be proved other than having to go through even more traumatic examinations which half of the time doesn't even make it to the court room.
I am here writing this post because I am mad, and I am furious in fact that Brock Turner got to walk away today after serving 3 months of a ridiculous sentence and start his life over again. What about the innocent victim in this who can never start over?