The Father Of A Rapist Thinks His Son Shouldn't Have To Serve Prison Time For "20 Minutes Of Action"
Metro- The father of a convicted rapist who aimed to compete in the Olympics said his son should not have been sent to prison for ’20 minutes of action’.
Swimmer Brock Turner, 20, was found guilty of raping an unconscious woman at the prestigious Stanford University, where he was a student.
He has been jailed for six months – a sentence that has been internationally criticised as too lenient.
In an astonishing defence of his son, Dan Turner has written a letter that he read aloud in court.
He lamented that his son’s life had been ‘deeply affected’ by the incident.
He said: ‘His life will never be the one that he dreamed about and worked so hard to achieve.
‘That is a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life.’
What is it again that they say about the apple? It doesn't fall far from the tree? Trust me, I am certainly not trying to take any responsibility away from this dumb ass kid who penetrated the equivalent of a still warm corpse. I feel comfortable assuming that every person that is capable of getting into Stanford knows just how wrong it is to go around putting their penis wherever they so choose. Just saying that you can kind of see why he felt comfortable doing so after growing up in a household where his father would forgive everything short of - and obviously including - non-consensual sex. Dear old Dad just can't stop, won't stop enabling his son even though he took clear advantage of a girl that wasn't even conscious enough to say "no".
It doesn't absolve Brock Turner of blame, but it is a little tougher to learn right from wrong when your primary caregiver doesn't consider anything a crime until it elapses the amount of time it takes him to take a slow, leisurely walk around the block. I can kind of understand why this kid feels persecuted when the most discipline he likely ever received was to go to his room and think about what he did while enjoying a premium cable package and the strongest of WiFi signals. I wasn't exactly locked in a cage every time I slipped up, but my parents also never fostered an environment where rape was only penalized if it failed to beat the '20 minute sexual misconduct shot clock' that Dan Turner apparently instituted on his home court. I bet he was sitting there with his stopwatch out during the Columbine massacre trying to see if they could get all their murders in under the threshold. No doubt he was checking the time stamps on the Ray Rice video to determine guilt. After all, a crime can't be a punishable by jail time unless it elapses a half hour sitcom on NetFlix. Rape isn't THAT egregious of a transgression unless the person is still committing it after they are scolded to put their utensil down. Sure, a young girl's mental and physical health was put at risk, but did we even consider the fact that Brock Turner will never be able to eat a ribeye steak again during sentencing? I feel like that should have been a major sticking point for the defense.