Judge from Stanford Case Removed from New Sexual Assault Case, Thankfully


By the request of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, Aaron Persky, the judge who ruled on the Stanford rape case, has been removed from a new sexual assault case. The Office filed the request on Tuesday for a case involving a male nurse accused of assaulting an anesthetized female patient.

“We are disappointed and puzzled at Judge Persky’s unusual decision to unilaterally dismiss a case before the jury could deliberate,” the DA’s office said in a statement. “After this and the recent turn of events, we lack confidence that Judge Persky can fairly participate in this upcoming hearing in which a male nurse sexually assaulted an anesthetized female patient. This is a rare and carefully considered step for our Office.”

Best known for his wildly gender- and racially- myopic sentiment that prison would have a “severe impact” on rapist Brock Turner, (and this other unfortunate case in 2011) Persky was also forced to throw out a misdemeanor case recently after at least 10 prospective jurors boycotted from serving under Persky. Weird, as if they want him to do his job or something.