On the Stanford Rape Case

Sara Yzaguirre, MSW

It’s been a little over a week since the bombshell sentencing hit my social media feeds: Six months in county jail.

It’s been 8 days since Brock Turner’s father’s letter to the judge went viral. That sentence, he alleged, was too steep a price to pay for a mere “20 minutes of action.”

It’s been 7 days since Buzzfeed published the survivor’s harrowing victim impact statement.

It’s been two days since Joe Biden released an open letter to the Stanford survivor. “I will never forget you.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about this statement in light of the 24 hour news cycle. How long can we keep this story alive?

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