Prosecutor in Stanford swimmer case urges tougher sexual assault laws

Alaleh Kinaerci, the deputy district attorney who prosecuted Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, testifies for enhanced criminal penalties in Sacramento on June 28, 2016.
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Alaleh Kinaerci, the deputy district attorney who prosecuted Stanford swimmer Brock Turner for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, testifies for enhanced criminal penalties in Sacramento on June 28, 2016.
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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.