Instigator / Pro
35
1512
rating
2
debates
50.0%
won
Topic

The sentencing of Brock Turner

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
15
3
Sources points
10
0
Spelling and grammar points
5
1
Conduct points
5
0

With 5 votes and 31 points ahead, the winner is ...

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Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Three days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
5,000
Required rating
1502
Contender / Con
4
1603
rating
17
debates
67.65%
won
Description
~ 1,363 / 5,000

Background: In 2015 Brock Turner, a Stanford student, was caught in the act of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster. After Turner was convicted by a jury, the judge sentenced him to 6 months in jail and 3 years of probation, among other terms. The sentence was perceived as light by the community and the judge was ultimately removed from office using California's recall procedure. Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_v._Turner

Resolved: The sentence given by Judge Persky in People v. Turner (2015) was appropriate

I will be arguing in favor of the sentence.

5,000 character limit per round in the interests of brevity

Format:

I will waive round 1 by stating only the following in round 1: "Round 1 waived per debate rules."
You will waive round 3 by stating only the following in round 3: "Round 3 waived per debate rules."
I (Pro) will not be permitted to respond to your (Con's) round 1 until round 3.
I (Pro) will not be permitted to respond to your (Con's) round 2.
Voters are instructed to disregard any response I (Pro) makes in violation of these rules, except that it may be considered a conduct violation.

The purpose of the foregoing rules is to conduct the debate in a manner which eliminates the contender's advantage and also to deprive my opponent of any opportunity to take advantage of me posting my case first.

Round 1
Pro
Round 1 waived per debate rules.
Con
Forfeited
Round 2
Pro
Con
Forfeited
Round 3
Pro
My opponent has posted no case. As limited as my case was, it was still more than nothing. Something is more than nothing. Vote Pro.
Con
Forfeited