I get it. Some people believe that Judge Aaron Persky has already lost in court – the court of public opinion. I applaud those who have studied the issue rather than merely reviewing one of many glossy fliers they received in the mail.
However, the arena of public opinion is not based on due process, many times giving little effort to thoughtful analysis. It is based on emotion and gut feelings. And who, after all, can disagree with the premise: They should throw the book at anyone who assaults a woman, and this judge merely threw a chapter.