Monday, June 20, 2016
Flyers call out convicted rapist Brock Turner
Slum Goddess passes along word that the above flyers, like this one on Second Avenue near East Houston, are starting to show up around the neighborhood.
Brock Turner, a former Stanford student and member of the swim team, was sentenced earlier this month to six months in jail for raping an intoxicated and unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a fraternity party in January 2015. Turner faced a maximum of 14 years in state prison.
The story has prompted outrage for many reasons, including the lenient sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky, who said he feared a longer term behind bars would have a "severe impact" on Turner.
Last Wednesday night, Grlcvlt, described as a national secret society, held a "Fuck Rape Culture" event in East Williamsburg to unseat Persky.
Gothamist has coverage from the event here. A similar Brock Turner rapist flyer was spotted outside the venue, Holyrad Studio.