"If he was black, people would be calling for his head": New Yorkers outraged at rapist Brock Turner's light sentence

Take a look at what some New Yorkers had to say when asked about the case

Asha ParkerPeter CooperPatrice Waite
June 9, 2016 3:00PM (UTC)

Stanford University student Brock Allen Turner was just convicted on three felony charges, after he was caught sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster in January 2015.

The case has only recently gained national attention however, because Turner- a star swimmer at Stanford- was sentenced to just six months in jail, despite prosecutors originally asking that Turner be sentenced to six years.


The sentencing came after a letter from Turner's father addressed to Judge Aaron Pesky, in which the elder Turner writes that a long sentence would a steep price to pay for "20 minutes of action out of his 20 plus years of life."

Take a look at what some New Yorkers had to say when asked about the case.

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