Aaron Persky, the California judge criticized for his sentence of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, has been recalled by voters, making him the first California judge recalled since 1932.
Earlier this week, we tallied up the most-commented SwimSwam stories of the year 2016. That list is typically very heavy on live meet recaps, which function as much as a live chatroom as they do a comment section. So to filter out that effect, we’ve also compiled a list of the top non-recap stories to amass the most comments in the year 2016.
The New Year is upon us! So we at SwimSwam are wrapping up our 2016 Swammy Awards with a look back at the 16 biggest stories of the year 2016.
Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner has registered as a tier III sex offender in his home state of Ohio upon being released from a California jail.
Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault this spring, is set to be released from jail today, while state lawmakers work to pass legislation that would mandate harsher penalties in similar cases.
Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner will be required to undergo drug and alcohol counseling when he is released from jail in September, the Associated Press reports.
Court documents reveal the reasoning behind Judge Aaron Persky’s sentence toward former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, a sentence some have criticized as overly lenient.
With his 6-month jail sentence already drawing criticism online, Brock Turner may only serve half that amount, per reports from The Washington Post and others.
NBC’s Today Show this morning reported on court documents they say suggest a history of drug and alcohol use for former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, who was convicted of sexual assault last week.
USA Swimming did not “ban” Brock Turner, but Olympic Gold Medalist Dave Berkoff believes they should.
Below is an editorial written by Alex Zelin and Nicki Johnson, both of whom work with the organization Defined Lines, which…
Brian Banks, a former standout high school football player who spent five years in prison on rape charges that turned out to be false, criticized the 6-month sentence given to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, citing “a case of privilege.”
Court statements from Brock Turner’s father and the woman he was convicted of sexually assaulting have stirred up criticism over the length of Turner’s jail sentence and the status of sexual assault within public conversation.
Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was not a member of USA Swimming at the time he sexually assaulted a woman,…
Having been found guilty of three felony sexual assault charges stemming from an on-campus incident taking place in January 2015, former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was handed his sentence today in California.