San Jose, CA - June 5, 2018- All around local schools, banks and businesses, people are talking about how they will vote on the issue of recalling Judge Persky this coming Tuesday, June 5th. . Also up for discussion is the highly contested Sheriff's race, and elections for Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. The election has brought moms, and dads, out in droves to protest local government and courts.
Maria Hernandez, a virtual unknow, is running for Santa Clara County Supervisor District 4, out of frustration based on how women and whistleblowers have been treated in Silicon Valley for decades. District 5, Mike Wasserman's seat is up for grabs, and Wasserman is reportedly facing a scandal related to sexual abuse and harassment in his local Synagogue, Shir Hadash.
Judge Persky became the subject of a recall vote following his light sentencing of Brock Turner in the Sandford Sexual Assault case. The recall is being led by Stanford's Professor Dauber, but has brought women out in droves to protest on the streets, speak in local Supervisor's meetings, and campaign to reform a local judiciary that is biased toward women, children, the elderly and the poor.
As the world focused on the light sentence Persky was inclined to give Turner, following a jury conviction, campaigns on social media that included; Change.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram began to expose that Persky is not alone.
Few people know that Persky merely adopted a probation report (reportedly issued by a woman) , and in doing so did nothing legally wrong. For mothers of sons, the ruling , and the life long designation as a registered sex offender was punishment enough for Brock Turner, but for others, Persky rubberstamping the probation report was similar to his rubber stamping of custody and vocational reports in family court, where Antitrust and RICO activity appears to be alive and well.
The Persky recall has sharply divided Santa Clara County residents. On one side, the judges and lawyers, led by La Doris Cordell, call for independence of the judiciary. On the other side, moms, dads, teachers, bankers, and others who are fed up with how courts are treating people, making the local courts more about lawyer popularity than the law.
An independent judiciary seems to be a farce where this year's election is concerned. Local judges have been lining up for their 15 mins. of fame trying to get the media spotlight.
A recently leaked email appears to indicate judges, and corrupt insider, seeking to unseat Sheriff Laurie Smith may also be getting some help from Sean Webby, a former reporter from the San Jose Mercury, who now is employed as the Public Information Officer for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
A flurry of negative press appears to be connected to Jeff Rosen, through, the San Jose Mercury News, where rumors abound that . Smith has reportedly refused to play ball with Rosen in recent years. This appears to be especially true in high profile cases involving 49er football players, and teen suicide, where Rosen has advanced his career, and that of his wife's, Amber Rosen, who was recently appointed to the Santa Clara County Family Law Bench.
Persky is no doubt part of a white male culture that has made women a commodity through local court rulings in Santa Clara County in recent years, a culture that just might not last so long if the #METOO movement has anything to say about it.