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Activists submit signatures calling for Judge Persky's removal

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PALO ALTO, Calif. - A group of activists made a powerful symbolic statement on Monday to have Judge Aaron Persky impeached. They dropped off boxes at Santa Clara County Superior Court that represent 1.2 million signatures all calling for Persky's removal. In March, a jury convicted former Stanford student, Brock Turner, of sexually assaulting an intoxicated, unconscious woman outside a campus fraternity party. In June, Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail, a term many critics said was far too lenient. Calls for Persky's removal soon followed.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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