ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER RAPE, ANOTHER SLAP ON THE WRIST
An Olympic caliber swimmer, a college student, a Stanford man…a rapist…a slap on the hand…all make for headlines and outrage. But maybe the overarching outrage over the Brock Turner story should be for how often this happens. How many times this story is repeated, how many times there isn’t even a slap on the hand, could be the real story here. Add in the letter the father of the rapist wrote to a judge trying to make the case for how difficult the whole situation is for his son, and you have just one more verse of a song that is sung in court rooms all over the country, every single day.
We have two experts on the show this week to talk about the Turner case and why it is a typical situation, not an unusual one.
Ebony Tucker is the Advocacy Director for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Before that, she directed the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault helping to develop anti-sexual assault initiatives, and as the Associate Executive Director and Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Project Director at the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. Casey Gwinn is the former elected San Diego City Attorney where he created one of the leading domestic violence inits in America and then wnet on to found the first Family Justice Center in the United States. Today, he serves as the President of Alliance for HOPE Internationsl and leads the rapidly expanding Family Justice Center movement and Camp HOPE America, the largest evidence-based camping program in the country for children impacted by domestic violence. He was recently named one of Womens eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century
Join us as we discuss the Brock Turner case through a larger lens.
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