Does Brock Turner’s release prove it's pointless to report rape to the police? | The Tylt

Does Brock Turner’s release prove it's pointless to report rape to the police?

Convicted rapist Brock Turner was released from prison early after serving just three months of a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. Many question whether survivors should even pursue the often traumatic path of legal recourse against their attackers, when they're so rarely given justice. Statistically, for every 1,000 rapes in America, 993 will go unpunished. Should rape survivors involve the police? Scroll down to read more and VOTE.

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Many sexual assault activists are weary of women being told to go to the police, especially when survivors are often treated so badly that reported is frequently described as "the second assault." Turner's victim did everything "right," Turner was convicted, but he did very little jail time.
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Even though Turner was convicted of three felonies, most media outlets continue to refer to him as "Stanford swimmer" rather than rapist or felon. Did his conviction change anything?
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The case sends a disquieting message to any survivor thinking of pressing charges: it doesn't matter what you do.
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Others plead with survivors to come forward, in hopes that their doing so could stop future assaults.
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Many believe women are better off conserving their emotional and financial resources than appealing to an unsympathetic system for justice.
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Turner's victim pressing charges resulted in a massive recall campaign against the judge who sentenced him so lightly. Reporting CAN change outcomes and potentially prevent future sexual violence.
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Lauren Schoenthaler, recently appointed senior associate vice provost for institutional equity and access, offered this take on how survivors should handle rape. But many criticize the "go to the police" admonition as unrealistic and ignorant of the hurdles survivors face, and think it's often shorthand for "Hire a lawyer, get a conviction, and then we'll believe you."
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Does Brock Turner’s release prove it's pointless to report rape to the police?
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#RapeSurvivorsCallPolice
#DontInvolvePolice