THE WORLD (Naked Departure) — BROCK TURNER — The Court of Public/Neighbor Opinion and showing disgust for a system gone wrong! Neighborly love!
Convicted rapist Brock Turner may have gotten off with a 3-month jail sentence, but his neighbors aren’t letting him live in anonymity.
In Sugarcreek Township — a suburb of Dayton, Ohio — Turner is attempting to hide out at his parents’ home while the local community is surrounding the house, with some carrying firearms and signs with ominous warnings like “castrate your local rapist.”
Mic reported that there are roughly a dozen protesters from the neighborhood staking out the Turner house, holding up signs like “If I rape Brock I will only do 3 months” and “castrate all rapists.” Because Ohio is an open-carry state, the protesters holding assault rifles outside the Turner residence aren’t breaking any laws.
“He’s not going to live some happy pleasant life,” one protester told local media. “We’re going to never let him forget what he did.”
“He’s just not welcome,” local resident Molly Hardin told CBS News.
In March, Brock Turner pleaded guilty to three felony charges: Assault with intent to commit rape against an intoxicated/unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person, and penetration of an unconscious person. Prosecutors recommended 6 years for Turner, but Judge Aaron Persky only sentenced him to six months, saying a lengthy jail sentence would have a “negative effect” on Turner.
Turner has five days to register with Greene County, Ohio authorities as a sex offender, and must re-register every 90 days. Postcards will be sent to residents within the area notifying them that a sex offender has moved into their community. Turner will also serve three years of probation. In a viral open letter originally published by BuzzFeed, Turner’s victim, who remains anonymous, wrote about how the traumatic experience of being raped by Brock Turner left lasting damage:
“One thing we have in common is that we were both unable to get up in the morning. I am no stranger to suffering. You made me a victim. In newspapers my name was “unconscious intoxicated woman”, ten syllables, and nothing more than that. For a while, I believed that that was all I was. I had to force myself to relearn my real name, my identity. To relearn that this is not all that I am. That I am not just a drunk victim at a frat party found behind a dumpster, while you are the All American swimmer at a top university, innocent until proven guilty, with so much at stake. I am a human being who has been irreversibly hurt, my life was put on hold for over a year, waiting to figure out if I was worth something.” (Source: Internet News)