Maria Ruiz, an Activist who resides in Miami FL was outraged much like countless others, when Emily Doe detailed her experience in a California hospital after being sexually assaulted by former Stanford college student Brock Turner. Instead of just being angry she did something about it. She created a petition to impeach Judge Aaron Persky.
As a two-time Olympic swimmer, a three-time NCAA national team champion, and a survivor of coach-athlete sexual abuse, I have fought both publicly and behind the scenes to address sexual abuse in sport through Safe4Athletes. While I knew my sport had monsters, I was naive to think that they were mostly on the pool deck.
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Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky's velvet glove sentence of 6 months, of which he'll serve only three months, to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner after his rape conviction was no aberration. The case of Brian Banks, falsely convicted or rape, and who served five years, before exoneration, was quickly cited in contrast to that of Turner.