It’s hard to blame him for saying, “screw this, I don’t need to have my family go through this insanity.” It’s not that the voters who elected him to office have lost faith in him. It’s not even that the ridiculous petition of a “million” clueless feminists caused the system to give him the boot.
Not even the law professor who disgraced Stanford Law School for her stupidity and nastiness, and who swears she will persist in her quest to cleanse the judiciary of judges who won’t rule through the feminist lens, won the day. It’s that Judge Aaron Persky, who imposed a sentence that feminists felt was too lenient, decided he didn’t need to put up with any more of this crap.
The judge, Aaron Persky, of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, will be moved to the civil division in San Jose, Calif., effective Sept. 6, according to an announcement late Thursday.
“While I firmly believe in Judge Persky’s ability to serve in his current assignment, he has requested to be assigned to the civil division, in which he previously served,” the Santa Clara County Superior Court’s presiding judge, Rise Pichon, said in the announcement, which was obtained from the court on Friday.
“Judge Persky believes the change will aid the public and the court by reducing the distractions that threaten to interfere with his ability to effectively discharge the duties of his current criminal assignment.”
And are the deeply sensitive lawyers applauding this move? Not exactly.
Roderick O’Connor, a deputy public defender in Santa Clara County and a supporter of Judge Persky’s, called the transfer a “big loss.” He said the judge didn’t deserve to be the target of “hysteria” because he is extremely prudent and fair, according to The Mercury News.
“It’s a shame he’s moving,” he added, “because I believe criminal defendants and prosecutors deserve a judge of Persky’s caliber.”
The district attorneys liked him. The public defenders liked him. He was fair and smart. So what was he not? He was not a judge who did as Michelle Dauber demanded, the law professor who had a hate on him before this happened, and seized upon the Brock Turner sentence to rally as many ignorant and easily manipulated women and their allies as possible, to join in her parade of outrage.
Michele Dauber, a Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to have voters decide next year whether Judge Persky should remain on the bench, said Friday that the recall effort would continue to publicize and compare his record with that of other judges.
“Many cases are heard in civil court involving women’s rights — for example, workplace and educational sexual harassment cases, or students suing their colleges for sexual assault, or victims suing their perpetrators,” Professor Dauber said. “All of those cases are civil cases, and there is no room for a biased judge in civil court either.”
Dauber and all her angry girls* are spewing a lie. What they demand isn’t an unbiased judge, but a judge biased for them, a judge who will promise to send every Brock Turner to prison forever, plus cancer. These are the cries of Sharia law for feminists, and no judge who imposes a sentence that fails to be harsh enough to sate their blood lust will do.
While it may be understandable that Judge Persky has had enough of this crap, despite the support of every player in the criminal justice system who recognizes that Dauber and her shrieking minions are dangerous and wrong, this bodes poorly for the legitimacy of the system. And to add insult to injury, it apparently won’t end the stupidity because Dauber won’t rest until she’s destroyed Judge Persky, because this has made her an important person in the world of feminism, whereas before she was a nobody whose name meant nothing.
Ah, the glory of being an overnight icon amongst the fangirls.
It’s not as if Judge Persky would have sat on the bench forever. It’s not as if Judge Persky is the only smart and fair judge, by all account of the people who practiced before him. But the message isn’t just about Judge Persky. The threat to every judge who has the audacity to not check the feminist rulebook before imposing sentence, and become the next Judge Persky, is clear. Cut a defendant a break and they will rain shit on you, your name, your family, everything you ever touch.
Judicial independence, for better or worse, is a cornerstone of the legal system. The prosecution argues for the sentence it seeks to have the court impose. The defense does the same. Maybe a victim will offer an impact statement. And the judge will apply the sentencing laws.
The judge may be wrong. Sentencing isn’t magic, and judges don’t have some secret way to know what the “right” sentence should be. Sometimes, the sentence is too long. Sometimes, the sentence is too short. Sometimes, people will disagree with the sentence. Sometimes for the right reasons. Sometimes for the wrong reasons. And we have appellate courts to review sentences, and we sometimes have to suck it up and recognize, this time, the sentence imposed was not the one we, if we were the judge, would impose.
None of this is good enough for the Daubers. Like the true believers of Salem, they demand that the witches be burned. And they know the witches, even though they know nothing beyond the stories they tell each other. That’s the joy of being a moron, the ability to believe with every iota of their being that they’re right in their blindness, so much so that they can justify in their twisted ignorance demanding harm be imposed on another person.
What judge needs to put up with this crap from the ignorant masses? It was enormously bold before to buck the easy path of burn the defendant, put him away forever and soothe the fevered brow of the fearful and angry. Some judges won’t give a damn, but some judges may well have this in the back of their heads and, sitting atop the sentencing fence, say to themselves, I don’t need to be subject to the shitstorm that fell on Judge Persky. “I sentence you to forever so the little girls won’t make my life miserable.”
“Hell hath no fury” has been turned into legal doctrine, and Judge Persky is its first victim.