The people are outraged — and rightfully so!
After Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman back in January of last year, many are crying out for justice.
And they're starting with the judge…
Santa Clara (Calif.) County Judge Aaron Persky handed out an unusually light six-month sentence to the former Stanford University swimmer, despite sentencing recommendations stating the 20-year-old should face up to 14 years in prison.
The judge cited Turner's 'clean' criminal record, and wrote that a harsh punishment would leave a 'severe impact' on him, which, come on — he's obviously already left a very severe impact on his victim, so how is that overly severe?!
Now, an online petition on Change.org has already garnered nearly 300,000 signatures in support of having Persky recalled!
According to the petition's mission statement, the arbiter failed to do his job and bring adequate justice to this case: