June 2016: Sentence for Stanford Swimmer Sparks Outrage
Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of June 2016.
1. Shooting on UCLA Campus 2. Paul Ryan Endorses Trump 3. Stanford Swimmer Sentenced 4. Muhammad Ali, 74 5. Hillary Clinton Presumptive Democratic Nominee 6. Gordie Howe, 88 7. Gawker Media Declares Bankruptcy 8. Terror in Orlando Nightclub 9. Pittsburgh Penguins Win Stanley Cup 10. Hamilton at the Tony Awards 11. Microsoft Buys LinkedIn 12. Tragedy in Disney World 13. Dustin Johnson Wins U.S. Open 14. Cavaliers Win NBA Championship 15. Corey Lewandowski Leaves Trump Campaign 16. Gun Control Measures Fail 17. Healthcare Bust 18. Ben Simmons #1 Draft Pick 19. Second Officer Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Case 20. Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action 21. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Law 22. Winningest Coach Pat Summitt Dies 22. Military Opens Ranks to Transgenders
- Sentence for Stanford Swimmer Sparks Outrage
- Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, receives six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in January 2015. The announcement on June 2, 2016, meets with public outcry; many consider it far too lenient. He was convicted in March of three felony counts of sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. Clara County Superior Court judge, Aaron Persky sentences him to six months in jail sentence with probation and mandatory registration as a sex offender.
- Photo source: Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP, File