A California judge is being publicly admonished by the California Commission on Judicial Performance for stating in 2008 that:
I'm not a gynecologist, but I can tell you something: If someone doesn't want to have sexual intercourse, the body shuts down. The body will not permit that to happen unless a lot of damage is inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case.Apparently, the victim didn't suffer enough physical damage, so Judge Derek Johnson only sentenced the rapist to six years. That's all the case was "worth."
"In the commission's view, the judge's remarks reflected outdated, biased and insensitive views about sexual assault victims who do not 'put up a fight.' Such comments cannot help but diminish public confidence and trust in the impartiality of the judiciary," wrote Lawrence J. Simi, the commission's chairman.Ya think? And how come it took them four years to figure that out?
Today's $5 is for the California Community Service Program for Sexual Assault Victim Services in Orange County.