Brock Turner’s first days home from prison have been anything but peaceful.
Turner, who was convicted for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, was released early from prison on Friday for good behavior. The former Stanford University student served only three months of his already short sentence of six months.
After his release, Turner returned to his parents’ home in Ohio, where he was greeted by countless protesters. They carried signs and shouted chants, while some were even armed with weapons.
Images of the protesters have gone viral on Twitter.
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Some protesters stated that they will make sure Turner does not go on to live a peaceful life.
“He’s not going to live some happy pleasant life,” one protester told WCPO-TV, according to Jezebel. “We’re going to never let him forget what he did.”
A second added, “If he is uncomfortable then he begins to receive at least some punishment that he deserves for his crime.”
Since the judge in the case clearly did not care about the victim enough to sentence Turner to a lengthy stay in prison, he deserves these protests and even more for the heinous crime he committed. Maybe people will not feel the need to protest, once rapists are actually given the long sentences behind bars that they so obviously deserve.