“The two letters have thrust the California case to the forefront of a national conversation about sexual-assault, rape culture on college campuses, and racial disparities in sentencing laws for sex crimes.” The Atlantic’s Marina Koren on the two letters — one by the father of the assailant and one by the victim — that have framed a broader discussion about rape and sexual assault.

+ Buzzfeed: In Their Words: The Swedish ‘Heroes’ Who Caught The Stanford Attacker.