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    CA Judge Derek Johnson's breach of judicial ethics

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim "didn't put up a fight" during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen."



    The judge ultimately apologized and stated his comments were inappropriate, but DEFENDED himself by indicating he was in an argument with a prosecutor who was looking to max a defendant's sentence for an especially brutal crime.

    Johnson made the comments in the case of a man who threatened to mutilate the face and genitals of his ex-girlfriend with a heated screwdriver, beat her with a metal baton and made other violent threats before committing rape, forced oral copulation, and other crimes.
    The judge gave the man 6 years instead of the 16 the prosecutor wanted:

    Johnson said he believed the prosecutor's request of a 16-year sentence was not authorized by law. Johnson sentenced the rapist to six years instead, saying that's what the case was "worth."
    I think we have several issues here-one leads to the all too familiar archaic belief that women can shut down a rape and prevent intercourse...like the vagina has a trap door or something.

    I bet an intrepid reporter could start digging around into this judge's past and find a little history related to this subject. JMVHO

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    judge admonished...body shuts down and prevents rape



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    There are no words. I'd like to see the judge in a position in which he could test his own theory that the body shuts down and prevents rape. Does his own body support his theory?
    I think if I add more than that, I might get a TO.

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    <modsnip> indeed! From the article:

    "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."

    The commission found that Johnson's view that a victim must resist to be a real victim of sexual assault was his opinion, not the law. Since 1980, California law has not required rape victims to prove they resisted or were prevented from resisting.
    He should have stopped there.
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    I am still unable to formulate a coherent comment that won't earn me a time out.

    It may take me days.....but look out when I can!


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    "The California Commission on Judicial Performance voted 10-0 to impose a public admonishment."

    Glad it was 10-0.
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    Oh, I have plenty to say. Right there is why we don't have stiffer penalties against rapist and child molester's. It's men like this that keep women surpressed and subservent.
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    Where do these insane notions come from? Is this what straight men tell one another when they are alone?

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    Insane, stupid, misogynistic and all the other things that LindaNJ7 is afraid of getting a time out for. All true. But...

    Let's keep it in perspective, this is one idiot who was unanimously admonished by his peers. There are bad apples in every barrel, it doesn't mean the whole barrel is rotten.

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    Sounds like he was taking a page from Todd Akin.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    sounds like he would blame a child for being molested just like he seems to blame a female for not fighting enough.



    all i can do is shake my head on such stupidity. perhaps we should send judges to classes that teach about rape and body's reactions. i know there are probably more judges that would not agree with this one but if we sent all then none of the ones that do need it can't say they were focused on.
    we need to encourage harder sentencing on those that are harming our children. our children are worth it!!

    stop the circus!! these children as all children deserve to be found and justice brought forth for what has happened to them!!


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    Dear body shuts down and prevents rape Judge,

    Do society and yourself a favor and get yourself a truckload of cheetos, sit down in your recliner and watch Jerry Springer repeats for the rest of your less than coherent days.

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    Should be admonished with a very large gavel.

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    I started a thread on this guy too-I will ask the mods to merge it...

    CA Judge Derek Johnson's breach of judicial ethics - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Now, they need to over turn his sentence for the rapist...he gave him 6 years because that is all the crime was "worth."
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    I started a thread on this guy too-I will ask the mods to merge it...

    CA Judge Derek Johnson's breach of judicial ethics - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community

    Now, they need to over turn his sentence for the rapist...he gave him 6 years because that is all the crime was "worth."
    Thank God he wasn't Phillip Garrido's judge!!!
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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