Someone doesn't think Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky can be impartial... can you believe it?
In a horrific twist of irony, Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky (that's officially his name forever) was assigned to preside over an upcoming preliminary hearing of a male nurse accused of sexually assaulting a woman under anesthesia. That's another sexual assault case where where the victim was unconscious.
Two in one month? It's almost as if we live in a society where predators think they can sexually assault someone while unconscious and get away with it.
Fortunately, Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky was pulled from the docket. As confirmed by BuzzFeed News, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeffrey Rosen asked for a reassignment because he "questioned the judge’s ability to be fair."
In a statement regarding the decision, Rosen said:
“This is a rare and carefully considered step for our Office. In the future, we will evaluate each case on its own merits and decide if we should use our legal right to ask for another judge in order to protect public safety and pursue justice."
So, is Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky's impartiality going to be judged by the DA on a case by case basis? That's not how impartiality works. Either you is (impartial) or you ain't. And according to to the Santa Clara District Attorney's office and the over one million people who signed the change.org petition to have him removed from the bench, Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky ain't.
Of course, having Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky's judgment questioned like this is a step in the right direction, and provides at least a modicum of acknowledgement that he was wrong in letting off Stanford Rapist Brock Turner (officially his name forever) so easily.
Too bad for whoever this male nurse is. You know he must have been so stoked to have gotten Stanford Rape Judge Aaron Persky assigned to his case.