Letters to the Editor

Judge Persky should be recalled

Judge Aaron Persky should be recalled not because he gave Brock Turner a light sentence, but because that sentence is the latest manifestation of a pattern.

He has been consistently sympathetic and lenient toward privileged, white offenders. He has been particularly partial to college athletes. And he has given harsher sentences to defendants of color. Look up the Recall Persky website to see the multitude of incidents (recallaaronpersky.com/judge_persky_s_other_cases).

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Recall Persky effort is ‘nonviolent,’ ‘democratic’

In his March 14 letter, Dinesh Desai implies that the campaign to recall Judge Aaron Persky is a form of “mob rule.” This is fundamentally untrue. Mob rule implies violence and intimidation outside the lawful realm. In clear contrast, the campaign to recall Judge Persky is democratic, squarely within the bounds of law, and not only nonviolent, but explicitly antiviolent.

First, within a democracy, we as citizens have not only a right to vote officials in, but a fundamental right to vote them out. Additionally, the reason behind this campaign is because we as citizens have had enough with violence, especially sexual violence against girls and women.

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Youth leading the way on critical issues

Kudos to the Town Crier for its excellent report on Bullis Charter School eighth-grader Keshav Shah’s participation in a student delegation that was commended for its paper at the international Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Alberta, Canada (“Bullis Charter student speaks at conference on climate change,” March 21).

A member of #Decarbonize: Decolonize – his school’s climate action club – Shah was the only student representing the U.S. What an inspiration. The youngest generation, across the country, is taking action on critical issues, from gun violence to global warming.

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