The public, for the most part, was understandably upset with the weak sentence.
Lots of people complained. One group of witches decided to do something about it. Led by Melanie Hexen of Wilton, IA, hundreds of witches gathered online Tuesday evening to cast a mass hex on the Stanford rapist:
Led by Meanie Elizabeth Hexen, from Iowa, the witches performed their hexing ceremony... asking for Turner to be made impotent and suffer continuous pain. Dozen of the group even posted pictures of the pagan shrines used in their rituals online, including ceremonial daggers, statuettes and even a candle 'dipped in menstrual blood.'This originally started out as a ritual for Hexen and her twelve coven sisters, but interest gradually spread to hundreds of other witches worldwide.
An event page was created by Hexen on Facebook, which included instructions on how to perform the hexing ceremony:
Followers were told to get a black candle, piece of string, and a representation of Brock Turner, nothing that the candle could be anointed with 'urine, menstrual blood or hexing oil.' Next, the hexers were told to draw a circle of power around themselves for protection -- with salt being recommended as a good material -- before marking 13 crosses on the candle and lighting it. After raising power by 'running, screaming, clapping or meditating,' the witches were told to wrap the icon of Brock with the string and say:The witches also targeted Turner's father (for publicly speaking out against Brock's conviction and sentence) and Turner's judge (who sentenced him to six months in jail and minimized his crime).
'In the most holy name of Hecate, the Goddess of Life and Death, She who holds the key to the underworld, let this rapist meet justice. Let him be destroyed. Brock Allen Turner we hex you. You will be impotent. You will know constant pain of pine needles in your guts. Food will bring you no sustenance. In water, your lungs will fail you. Sleep with only bring nightmares. Shame will be your mantle. You will meet justice. My witchcraft is strong. Our witchcraft is powerful. The spell will work. So Mote it be.'