Letter to the Editor: It’s time for Persky to go

As a 30-year Santa Clara resident, I am outraged that former Judge LaDoris Cordell said that she thought Brock Turner didn’t need to go to prison because his victim was “highly intoxicated.” If I shot or stabbed someone who was highly intoxicated would that mean I wouldn’t have to go to prison? I am disgusted at the way LaDoris Cordell and other lawyers have rushed to defend Judge Persky’s unconscionable treatment of sexual assault and domestic abuse victims. They are just defending one of their own with no regard for women. It’s really sad to see Cordell betraying other women this way but her ties to other judges and lawyers are more important to her than truth. It’s time for Persky to go. Women in Santa Clara County deserve a legal system that works for them when they need it most.

– Lisa Skrzynecki, Los Gatos resident


Editor’s note: This letter is a response to Judge LaDoris Cordell’s published comments (“Do not recall Persky over Brock Turner-Stanford case” San Jose Mercury Times, June 23, 2016; “Activists try to recall judge in Stanford sex attack case. Some say they’ve gone too far.” New York Times, Feb. 2, 2018) and efforts opposing the recall of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. The recall will be in the June 5 ballot.