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Rape   Law & Disorder

Started 12/29/12 by Cstar1; 44615 views.
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From: Cstar1

12/29/12

There has been a lot of news lately on various rape issues, from untested rape kits in Colorado and Detroit, to the death of a gang-rape victim in India yesterday, to idiotic statements made by politicians about rape.

So...

It's time to talk about it. The laws, the myths, the stigma.

Kelly Binder says she was drugged and raped two years ago by a man she met at a bar in downtown Denver. She is upset police didn't test her rape kit because she is concerned her attacker could still be raping other people.

"He physically restrained me," Binder said.  "And while he was raping me, I said 'No.  I don't know you. I don't want to do this.'"

Within hours of the assault, Binder contacted the Denver Police Department. The officer recommended she go to the hospital for a rape kit.

"You're lying on this white sheet under these bright lights.  Every intimate part, they're taking photographs, and pulling hair out of your head," Binder said.

She says the four-hour process felt like a second assault.

"The experience was just a nightmare," she said.

Her rape kit was given to police. But just a few weeks later, Binder says the DPD detective assigned to her case told her it would be too hard to prove that she didn't give consent. She says the detective told her that her rape kit would not be tested to see if her attacker had raped anyone else.

"I was raped. This man raped me. And they did nothing, they did nothing at all," Binder said.

The CALL7 Investigators found hundreds of others rape kits remain on the shelf, untested. Since 2008, DPD has received 1,064 rape kits, but 44 percent of those kits have never been tested.

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12/29/12

Rapists, Beware: Detroit Prosecutor IDs 21 Attackers in ‘Rape Kit’ Investigation

Aug 28, 2012 4:45 AM EDT

Kym Worthy has identified 21 serial rapists so far in a sweeping investigation that could have national implications. Abigail Pesta reports on the crusade to eliminate the rape-kit backlog.

Twenty-one serial rapists have been identified in a massive investigation led by Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy—and her manhunt has only just begun.

Worthy is leading a charge to investigate more than 11,000 police “rape kits”—which contain swabs of semen, saliva, and other evidence of rape—so the rapists can be brought to justice. The thousands of rape kits had piled up in a dusty police warehouse in Detroit for years, ignored, until one of Worthy’s colleagues stumbled upon them in 2009. Since then, an outraged Worthy has been fighting to get the kits logged, tested for DNA, and then entered into the national DNA database.

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12/29/12

Thousands of people have joined peaceful protests in India's capital, Delhi, following the death of a woman who was gang-raped in the city.

The 23-year old woman, who has not been identified, died of her injuries on Saturday in Singapore, where she had been taken for specialist treatment.

Six men arrested in connection with the rape have now been charged with murder.

The attack on 16 December triggered violent public protests over attitudes towards women in India.

Two police officers have already been suspended.

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12/29/12

The myth that women can be held responsible for men’s sex crimes has returned
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12/29/12

Pump up the font size on this one if you need to, but don't miss it.

http://nilanjanaroy.com/2012/12/29/for-anonymous/


lumpocoal

From: lumpocoal

12/29/12

I think one thing we learned this past year is that too many decisions which affect
women are being made by men, and not very enlightened men.
Many on the right politically want small government, yet want to micromanage
a woman's reproductive process.  As for rape, it is never "legitimate".

As for the actions - or rather 'inactions' - of some police forces ~ it is inexcusable.
Events in India regarding women, as well as Pakistan, etc are barbaric. 

You could include the attempted assassination of a young girl in Pakistan because she
advocated the right of girls to be educated.

You can include the failure of the GOP in Congress to pass equal pay for women,
and protection of women against violence.
CruisingCats

From: CruisingCats

12/29/12

Excellent post.

Women are being treated as second-class citizens with barely the rights of slaves. And many women are accepting this as the natural order of things. 

Men are righteously making decisions for women. Priests are saying that women brought their own rapes upon them for serving cold meals. This is an outrage that women have to stop. And the enlightened men who stand with them.
lumpocoal

From: lumpocoal

12/29/12


I'm a progressive liberal and I see what's being done against women , as well as voter
suppression, union busting, attacks on Planned Parenthood, etc as a declining of our
rights and freedoms by corporate America and their supporters.


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12/30/12

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From: CruisingCats

12/30/12

I'm the same way.
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