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.