Newswire: Rock trio pulled from festival lineup for drummer’s support of Stanford rapist
If you’ve been paying any attention to the news and/or social media over the past few days, you probably already know the name Brock Turner. If not, here’s a refresher: Turner is a 20-year-old Stanford student recently convicted of raping a 23-year-old woman as she lay unconscious behind a dumpster after a party last January. Turner was convicted of three counts of felony sexual assault, but the judge, Aaron Persky, let Turner off with an absurdly light six-month sentence—of which he’ll reportedly only serve a few months in a county jail—out of concern for the “severe impact” a long jail sentence might have on the poor boy’s future. And people are pissed.