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Palin Charged Rape Victims for Evidence Collection
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, cruelty, rape, rape kit, rape victims, republicans, Palin )

- 2044 days ago -
A Democratic Governor had to make the practice ilegal because the fundamentalist mayor of the small Alaskan town of Wasilla had constructed this roadblock to justice for rape victims--a practice that is done almost nowhere. This is one scary pit bull.
KBR's Rape Problem
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rape, U.S. mercenaries, Iraq )

- 2191 days ago -
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a hearing April 9 to demand that the Justice Department explain why it has failed to prosecute a single sexual assault case in the theater since the Iraq War began.
Another KBR Rape Case
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arbitration, Bush Crimes, Congress Failed Oversight Democracy, Congress War Oversight, Corporation KBR, Fed Oversight Failure, Government Contractors, Military, Military Contractors, Rape, Women )

- 2203 days ago -
How can the US government allow its military and military contractors to get away with violent crimes?? Force victimes into arbitration? Americans, this is why the world thinks we suck and are pious POSs.
Rapists in the Ranks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, rape )

- 2205 days ago -
Numbers reported by the Department of Defense show a sickening pattern. In 2006, 2,947 sexual assaults were reported -- 73% more than in 2004...At the heart of this crisis is an apparent inability or unwillingness to prosecute rapists in the ranks.
There's Nothing Funny About Prison Rape
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: prisons, rape, human rights )

- 2209 days ago -
More than 60,000 prisoners are raped every year, and yet we treat them as punchlines not victims. It's time to abandon the idea that rape is a suitable punishment for anyone.
Women's Groups Push Bills to Prevent Violence, Disease Around Globe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Congress, Human Rights Caucus, bills, violence, rape, women, global information on violence, women's rights, women's protection )

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- 2271 days ago -
1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime, International outreach groups briefed the Congress Human Rights Caucus. Bill will "sets priorities ... increasing attention to women/girls & the need to address violence." Global attitude change!!
Witness Says Missing Pregnant Marine Is Dead
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, military, sexism, rape, murder )

- 2288 days ago -
A pregnant Marine who was prepared to testify against one of her superiors before going missing a month ago is believed to be dead, and a senior officer she accused of rape is now a suspect in her death, investigators said Friday.
No 3rd Trial After Judge's Ban of Word 'Rape'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: victim, rape, court, judge, trial, sexual assault, ban )

- 2295 days ago -
OMAHA, Nebraska - Prosecutors in Nebraska have decided not to pursue a third trial in a sexual assault case that gained national attention after the judge barred the words "rape" and "victim" in court.
A Drunken Night in Iraq, a Soldier Is Left Behind
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexism, rape, usa, troops, iraq )

- 2295 days ago -
Heavrins were outraged. To them, it was a hit-and-run in a war zone, where the military ethic says no one gets left behind. "Nobody should die like that," Barbie Heavrin said. "He was done with her sexually. He just left her all alone, dying in the dirt."
Mental Toll of War Hitting Female Servicemembers - USATODAY.Com
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: sexism, rape, military )

- 2297 days ago -
...20% of women seeking its care since 2002 showed symptoms of military sexual trauma, compared with 1.1% of male veterans Like Rathbun, many say they were preyed upon by men higher in the chain of command, crimes military women call "rape by rank."
Woman Testifies She Was Raped By US Contractors in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Rape, US contractors, Baghdad, Green zone, War, crime, ethics, government, abuse, healthcare, republicans, torture )

- 2311 days ago -
Jones said that she knows of at least 11 other women who were raped by US contractors in Iraq. The rape was so brutal she is still undergoing reconstructive surgery, Jones said.
Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up By U.S., Halliburton/KBR
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Halliburton, rape, cover-up )

- 2320 days ago -
A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.
Indian Women & Children Raped Feds Prevent Prosecution
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Native Americans, women, children, rape, molestation, americans, corruption, cover-up, crime, congress, ethics, lies )

- 2437 days ago -
A legal loophole allows non-Indians who victimize Indian women and kids on reservations to escape justice Feds strip Reservation Police of Jurisdiction and then do not prosecute themselves.
Air Force Charges Victim in Her Own Rape
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gender, sexism, military, rape )

- 2444 days ago -
This news item made my stomach turn: Cassandra Hernandez, a female Air Force airman was raped, reported her attack and then subsequently became a court-martial defendant, herself.
Women in the Military: Still Second Class, Still Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US military, military women, women's issues, rape )

- 2445 days ago -
Read this outrageous story about an Air Force airwoman being corut-martialed for HER OWN RAPE!

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