Paul Harrison, center, carries a sign of protest during Stanford University graduation exercises on June 12, protesting the light sentence given to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexual assault.
Paul Harrison, center, carries a sign of protest during Stanford University graduation exercises on June 12, protesting the light sentence given to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexual assault. D. ROSS CAMERON The Associated Press
Paul Harrison, center, carries a sign of protest during Stanford University graduation exercises on June 12, protesting the light sentence given to former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexual assault. D. ROSS CAMERON The Associated Press
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.