OC District Attorney Endorses Judge Who Blamed Woman’s Vagina for Not Fighting Hard Enough to Prevent Violent Rape


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Think that’s a sensationalistic headline?

I think not.

I received a slate mailer today.  For those of you who aren’t clued in on what these are– they’re paid political advertisements.  Candidates buy space on these ads, which float around using official sounding names to trick voters into believing they carry some sort of legitimacy.  Believe me, they don’t.

“Protects his Right to Blame Victims” is more like it.

Here’s what Judge Johnson had to say about himself (my emphasis): “Exceptional Judge For Over 14 Years.  Protects The Rights of Victims.  Former Prosecutor.  Endorsed by DA Tony Rackauckas and Police.”

Really?

Judge Johnson made national headlines, including a brief spot here, with this statement in 2012 while “protecting” the rights of victims:

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 in inflicted, and we heard nothing about that in this case. . . That tells me that the victim in this case, although she wasn’t necessarily willing, she didn’t put up a fight.

Offended yet?  You’re not the only one.  The California Commission on Judicial Performance was none too happy either.  They disciplined Johnson and ordered a Public Admonishment placed in his record stating: “In the commission’s view, the judge’s remarks reflected outdated, biased and insensitive views about sexual assault victims who do not ‘put up a fight’.  Such comments cannot help but diminish public confidence and trust in the impartiality of the judiciary . . .”

Good to know that our District Attorney, Tony Rackauckas, thinks this jackass is suitable to try his rape cases.  Judge Johnson says he’s for protecting the rights of victims.  Well, you’ve seen what he has to say about a woman who was threatened with a knife, was threatened to have her vagina and face branded with a glowing red-hot screwdriver, who was beaten about the breast with a metal baton, had her tires slashed, and was threatened with death before being raped.  Her attacker didn’t deserve sixteen years in jail.  Judge Johnson only gave him six . . .because her vagina didn’t try hard enough.

Yes Orange County, these are the people who want to represent you and your values.  A judge who blames vaginas for being raped and a District Attorney who thinks that’s just fantastic.

They’re both running for re-election . . . right now.  If either receives a majority of votes in the June primary, they get to keep their jobs.

Tell them both to find something else to do.  We don’t have the time for this.


About Ryan Cantor

Our young conservative columnist, based in Fullerton, works as a Project Development Analyst and Strategic Planner for a major petroleum firm, and is an avid homebrewer. (Anger Management Brewery)