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Do you think this judge should be allowed to rule on rape, domestic violence or child abuse? I do not. He should be removed from the bench like the judge in TX.

Judge says victim's body can prevent rape

AP 14 hr ago

Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson said if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen."

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A Southern California judge is being publicly admonished for saying a rape victim didn't put up a fight during her assault and that if someone doesn't want sexual intercourse, the body "will not permit that to happen."

The California Commission on Judicial Performance issued a report Thursday saying Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson's comments were inappropriate and a breach of judicial ethics.

Johnson is a former prosecutor in the Orange County district attorney's sex crimes unit. He issued an apology saying he was frustrated with a prosecutor during an argument in 2008 over the sentencing in the case before him compared to other more aggravated cases.

The case involved a man who threatened to mutilate the face and genitals of his ex-girlfriend with a heated screwdriver before committing rape, forced oral copulation, and other crimes.

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booklover545

Asked by booklover545 at 12:28 PM on Dec. 14, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It's funny that the ask all these questions during jury selection to make sure nobody with opinions like these even make it onto the jury. But judges can have whichever opinion they please!
    maecntpntz219

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:46 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Yeah, I wouldn't want him ruling on any rape cases. Hell, I wouldn't want him ruling on any cases.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 12:31 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • It doesn't matter if he apologized Lost. Those are his beliefs, he is only sorry he said them out loud and is going to get in trouble for it. Just because a woman doesn't fight back doesn't make the rape any less horrible. He is an ass!
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 12:33 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • It's amazing how some people get so far in life without knowing jack shit about how the human body works.

    He's a judge, apparently he's never taken a single health of biology course his entire life.
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 12:32 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • OMFG! Yes, he should be removed. Seriously, WTF is happening to the justice system in America?!? It's like we've lost all compassion for the victims of crimes.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 12:33 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Does he think that vaginas fill up with solid concrete when we don't want to be raped?
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 12:34 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • The man's an idiot.
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 12:39 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • He is just a fucking idiot I wonder if his mind changeif somebody rapes him
    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 12:52 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Wow. Really? Wow. Yeah.... he needs to be stripped of all licenses.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 1:00 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • he most definitely should be removed...if he's thinking is that archaic on rape, how's his thinking on other crimes?
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 2:40 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

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