In response to the nation-wide outcry against what many consider the light, six month prison sentence handed down to Stanford's Brock Turner, on September 30th Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a pair of bills in hopes of reducing the number of sexual assaults, especially those occurring on campuses across California. AB 2888 will bar judges from offering those convicted of sex crimes such as rape, sodomy, or forced oral copulation probation as punishment; similarly, AB 701 enlarges the definition of "rape" to include any type of sexual assault which is not consensual.
To read more about these bills, check out http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-california-sex-crimes-stanford-cosby-bills-20160930-snap-htmlstory.html.
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