Last summer, the world watched in horror as Standford University student Brock Turner was convicted on three felony counts of sexual assault of a woman, including intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person, and sexual penetration of an unconscious person. The judge was inconceivably lenient on Turner and sentenced him to only six months in prison, citing the stint would have a "severe impact" on the collegiate athlete.
He was released from prison after only three months.
If the system won't hold Turner accountable for his actions, at least the public will. It appears Turner is now the textbook definition of rape.
Facebook user Hannah Shuman posted a photo from her Introduction to Criminal Justice, 2nd Edition textbook by Callie Marie Rennison with Turner's face and explanation of his case.
The caption reads:
"Brock Turner, a Stanford student who raped and assaulted an unconscious female college student behind a dumpster at a fraternity party, was recently released from jail after serving only three months. Some are shocked at how short this sentence is. Others who are more familiar with the way sexual violence has been handled in the criminal justice system are shocked that he was found guilty and served any time at all. What do you think?"
Commentators applauded the textbook. One Facebook user wrote, "Now this is justice. Let that be a lesson to judges who feel females right to not be raped should be overshadowed by some rich b**ches athletic future." Another posted, "That's awesome! He should have spent years in jail then paid restitution for what ever medical costs the victim incurred over her lifetime as a result of this rape."
(The very least.)