Posts tagged rapist
Slaying the Monster

 For the last 20 years I have taught self-defense to women and children. Many come to class most concerned about stranger assault.  These assaults can happen and it is important to feel confident and prepared to handle them.  But the reality is most assaults are committed by someone we know. 

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When Justice Fails — Turn Anger into Action

Brock Turner, convicted rapist, receives only six months in county jail. Sentencing guidelines say he should receive 2 – 14 years in prison. This miscarriage of justice has caught fire in social media and now there is a recall campaign against Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara judge who identifies so closely with the perpetrator that he justifies the light sentence saying that going to prison would “have a severe impact on him” and blames the victim because she was drunk at the time of the attack.[i]

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