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WhatareyourthoughtsinresponsetoJudgeAquilina'srecentcriticisms?

lizbethaparicio
lizbethaparicio President at SASP Charter HS
over 1 year Miami, FL, United States Conversation

Do you think she overstepped as many have been criticizing? Or do you think that she was well within her power and her rights in expressing herself throughout the court case?

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  • Lina Blue
    Lina Blue . . .
    over 1 year ago

    I wholeheartedly agree that Judge Aquilina's words should deserve praise from many. For those who say that she was completely wrong for them, or that it wasn't something "a judge would say", need to reevaluate themselves for just a second and really understand the severity of the issue at hand. In my opinion, much of the backlash she is receiving is simply this: people looking for any tiny way to attack a person who was right to say what she said to someone who took advantage of so many young girls for such a long time, getting away with it before the eyes of parents. It is actually repulsive, in fact, that people are so quick to say that Aquilina's words seemed biased towards the victim, and thus making them inappropriate. And are the actions of Nassar not inappropriate? Are the actions he preformed not enough to receive backlash as well? Yes, there is absolutely a need for a judge whom of which must maintain a neutral view so as to understand both sides--and there is, and this will not enable other judges to be biased in other cases, which happens to be an argument made from those who oppose Aquilina's reaction--, however, in this case, who would not be furious with Nassar? If anything, Aquilina's words are those that bring awareness to a subject that is extremely overlooked and hardly taken seriously. If people are unsettled by her words, then they need to fix their mindset and get with the program--there are more terrible things at hand, like molestation and rape, and Thank God for Aquilina because at least she was bold enough to state such things. 

    I wholeheartedly agree that Judge Aquilina's words should deserve praise from many. For those who say that she was completely wrong for them, or that it wasn't something "a judge would say", need to reevaluate themselves for just a second and really understand the severity of the issue at hand. In my opinion, much of the backlash she is receiving is simply this: people looking for any tiny way to attack a person who was right to say what she said to someone who took advantage of so many young girls for such a long time, getting away with it before the eyes of parents. It is actually repulsive, in fact, that people are so quick to say that Aquilina's words seemed biased towards the victim, and thus making them inappropriate. And are the actions of Nassar not inappropriate? Are the actions he preformed not enough to receive backlash as well? Yes, there is absolutely a need for a judge whom of which must maintain a neutral view so as to understand both sides--and there is, and this will not enable other judges to be biased in other cases, which happens to be an argument made from those who oppose Aquilina's reaction--, however, in this case, who would not be furious with Nassar? If anything, Aquilina's words are those that bring awareness to a subject that is extremely overlooked and hardly taken seriously. If people are unsettled by her words, then they need to fix their mindset and get with the program--there are more terrible things at hand, like molestation and rape, and Thank God for Aquilina because at least she was bold enough to state such things. 

    • lizbethaparicio
      lizbethaparicio President at SASP Charter HS
      over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

      I wholeheartedly agree. I honestly just find every detail about how she handled the situation to be absolutely fascinating.

      I wholeheartedly agree. I honestly just find every detail about how she handled the situation to be absolutely fascinating.

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      over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

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    • lupecabrera
      lupecabrera Welcome to my blog!
      over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

      Exactly! However, people are so quick to judge what they are not used to and it's been like that for generations. Yes, she did what no other judge would've done, but that is how a revolution is started: someone deviating from popular opinion and paving the way for the minority of those who believe the same things. And I very much agree with your last statements. I admire the courage it took for her to speak in the way she did because she felt it was right. That is how I aspire to be, and I hope that many others will follow.

      Exactly! However, people are so quick to judge what they are not used to and it's been like that for generations. Yes, she did what no other judge would've done, but that is how a revolution is started: someone deviating from popular opinion and paving the way for the minority of those who believe the same things. And I very much agree with your last statements. I admire the courage it took for her to speak in the way she did because she felt it was right. That is how I aspire to be, and I hope that many others will follow.

      • lizbethaparicio
        lizbethaparicio President at SASP Charter HS
        over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

        Absolutely! It takes just one to start a revolution. I also love the fact that she made him relive the pain and agony that he inflicted upon all of his victims. Being face to face with them and hearing their stories - heartbreaking stories of what he did - must have hurt...badly. 

        Absolutely! It takes just one to start a revolution. I also love the fact that she made him relive the pain and agony that he inflicted upon all of his victims. Being face to face with them and hearing their stories - heartbreaking stories of what he did - must have hurt...badly. 

  • Vaidehi Gajjar 55
    over 1 year ago

    People are wrong in criticizing her for her reactions, and how she handled the case, in my opinion. She did what many judges haven't done in the past for victims of sexual assault and rape. She did what Judge Aaron Persky didn't do in the Brock Turner trial. She served justice. And she locked away a monster that has absolutely no right to live a happy, peaceful life after terrorizing over 150 people. If anything, she's an amazing influence on society and people could do well to model after her behavior. 

    People are wrong in criticizing her for her reactions, and how she handled the case, in my opinion. She did what many judges haven't done in the past for victims of sexual assault and rape. She did what Judge Aaron Persky didn't do in the Brock Turner trial. She served justice. And she locked away a monster that has absolutely no right to live a happy, peaceful life after terrorizing over 150 people. If anything, she's an amazing influence on society and people could do well to model after her behavior. 

    • lizbethaparicio
      lizbethaparicio President at SASP Charter HS
      over 1 year ago Miami, FL, United States

      Yes! I could not agree more. I feel like once people are exposed to a powerful woman, they feel threatened. Especially one who does not stand idly by while letting sexual assault perpetrators get away with their crimes.  

      Yes! I could not agree more. I feel like once people are exposed to a powerful woman, they feel threatened. Especially one who does not stand idly by while letting sexual assault perpetrators get away with their crimes.  


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I am a senior at SASP. I am passionate about all things Jesus, writing, and social justice related and I wholeheartedly aim to bring change to the world through my writing.

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