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Apr 10, 2006
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Location: New Zealand
PLEASE HELP!!!!! 
Recently in New Zealand 3 men were asquitted of 20 various rape and sexual assault charges against a young women - at the time these men were policeman, one is now the country's assistant police commissoner, one a city councillor and one a car salesman.  Of course they said at the time this woman gave consent and that she enjoyed it.  They even went as far as violating her with a police baton and wore their uniforms.  They admitted the rapes etc yet were found not guilty on all charges - suppression of certain evidence was held from the jurors at the trial.  This evidence was that 2 of these men had already been charged with rape previously.
I have been through similiar circumstances where I was repeatedly violated, abused and assaulted by a close family friend who was a senior city councillor, chairman of a chairty foundation and respected member of society.  I am left with broken bone, broken body and broken mind and spirit yet, after laying a complaint with the police I have been told there were no witnesses and he has not once had to face a police enquiry.  At the time this was going on, over a couple of years, I was suffering from acute eating disorders and was extremely vulnerable and unable to tell anybody except the hospital team that were treating me.  Nothing was done to get me out of the situation or stop this man.  It resulted in me turning to alcohol to cope and ended up with having to go through detox and rehab as well as having to cope with eating disorders.  These men are geting away with their actions because of their power, wealth and cover ups by the boys club.  Changes need to made to the law and the way in which the police approach and handle these complaints with respect . sincerity and not influence by power and money.  As it stands, women do not stand a fair chance from the word go in making a complaint with the Police.  PLEASE send an email to our Minister of Police, Annette King, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, New Zealand to push for changes to the law such as that in France where evidence needs to be produced by the defendent to prove that the abuse was consensual.  Too many lives are being destroyed and as it stands there is no where for women to go to get heard and receive justice.  This has to stop.
Thank you so much for your support.
Deb
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Posted: Apr 10, 2006 5:39am
Mar 14, 2006
Why is it that victims of abuse and violation are neither heard or believed?  It is a very desperate feeling to have to struggle on and try and survive when the perpetrators are allowed to wander freely and destroy more lives.  Vicitims need ot be listened to and action taken to stop these (usually) men creating more havoc.  How much has to be endured before steps are taken to create awareness of the increasing amount of violation and abuse going on in society without anybody having the courage to stand up and stop it! 
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Deb Beardsley
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