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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:15 AM

Judge recalled after Brock Turner case fired from new job as high school tennis coach




Judge recalled after Brock Turner case fired from new job as high school tennis coach
By Aris Folley - 09/12/19 07:23 AM EDT


The former California judge who was recalled after widespread backlash over his sentence in ex-Stanford University athlete Brock Turner's sexual assault case has reportedly been fired from a new job coaching a high school tennis team.

Rachel Zlotziver, a representative for the Fremont Union High School District in California, confirmed the news to HuffPost on Wednesday night, saying: “Effective September 11, 2019, Mr. Persky’s employment with the District as the Junior Varsity Girls Tennis coach has ended.”

Former Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky had joined the staff of Lynbrook High School in San Jose last week, where he was set to coach junior varsity girls tennis.


Zlotziver told HuffPost earlier this week that Persky had been hired after applying for the position over the summer. She said he “was a highly qualified applicant for the position, having attended several tennis coaching clinics for youth, and holds a high rating from the United States Tennis Association.”

However, Zlotziver also told the news outlet that, at the time of Persky’s hiring, the school was unaware of his role in the sexual assault case that thrust his name into the national spotlight in 2016, when he sentenced Turner to six months in jail for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman.

He lost his job as a judge last summer after the majority of voters in Santa Clara County agreed that he should be recalled.

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Reply Judge recalled after Brock Turner case fired from new job as high school tennis coach (Original post)
babylonsister Sep 12 OP
cwydro Sep 12 #1
Flaleftist Sep 12 #7
cwydro Sep 12 #8
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 12 #9
Hekate Sep 12 #2
madaboutharry Sep 12 #3
bobbieinok Sep 12 #4
Phoenix61 Sep 12 #6
gratuitous Sep 12 #5

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:20 AM

1. Wow, hired as a girls coach after essentially letting a rapist go unpunished.

Mind boggling.

Thanks for posting this! Good to hear.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:25 AM

7. They claim they were unaware of who he was and his history.

I know a grocery store manager who Google's applicants for positions that require them to bag groceries. This guy was to be trusted to coach high school girls and they didn't do much of a background check. It sounds like this school needs to change their screening process. I would not want anyone with a soft spot for rapists anywhere near my kids.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:02 AM

8. Yeah, that's pretty damn scary.

Or maybe they DID know, and they’re trying to cover their tracks.

Either way, raises a helluva lot of questions.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:44 PM

9. might be some parents and students raised a ruckus

It could be that they're "trying to cover their tracks" after some parents or students did the background check that the administration obviously failed to do adequately.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:22 AM

2. Maybe he can get a job as a Walmart greeter

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:24 AM

3. "...unaware of his role in the sexual assault case..."

Where do they live, on Mars?

That is some new kind of bullshit.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:52 AM

4. They don't examine the background of possible hires for the school? For a girls' coach?!?

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:15 AM

6. They run background checks.

But those only cover criminal charges etc. Being a raging twit doesn’t show up.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:00 AM

5. It's a little-known fact

But Fremont doesn't have access to Google.

Okay, I just made that "fact" up, but it's the only explanation I could come up with.

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