Recall then-judge Aaron Persky, the judge who thought a college swimmer’s future well-being was more important than the fate of the unconscious girl he raped. Recall further that he thought the rape was so inconsequential that he functionally condoned it with a slap-on-the-wrist sentence of six whole months in jail—reduced to three months because of the rapist’s “good behavior” in jail.
Persky lost a subsequent recall election, held because of his coddling of the rapist.
This is, also, the same…judge…who tried to freeload off the public, tried to get them to pay the legal costs he incurred from the steady stream of frivolous lawsuits he instigated in an effort to block that recall election from happening.
Now Persky has been hired by San Jose, CA’s, Lynbrook High School to coach the school’s girls junior varsity tennis team.
The judge who thinks it’s OK to rape unconscious college girls is going to coach high school girls….
After I wrote this, the Fremont Union High School District, which oversees Lynbrook, and Lynbrook had a change of heart.
Lynbrook High School held a meeting Monday with the parents of JV and varsity girls’ tennis teams in response to the community’s concerns over Persky’s employment.
Then FUHSD fired Persky.
We believe this outcome is in the best interest of our students and school community. The District will begin the search for a new coach immediately….
This is a better outcome. It would have been best, though, had Persky never been hired into this position in the first place. The school and its female athletes never should have been jerked around like this.
But neither should Persky have been. His attitude toward young women shouldn’t be used to justify treating him like he treats others. We should be better than that.