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TAKE ACTION NOW! Secretary of Defense: Create a Central National Registry for Military Sex Offenders


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, women's rights, activists, activism, rape inthemilitary, politics, government, ethics, crime, americans, abuse )

Cal
- 834 days ago - change.org
If you serve in the US military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member you have an 86.5% chance of keeping the crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding court martial. Join me in asking the Department of Defense to create a national



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JM A. (176)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:28 pm
AMAZING THE AMOUNT OF DECEIT IN THE MILITARY!!
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 9:32 pm
Signed and noted. Good post Cal. Thank you.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 11:08 pm
Signed ty
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:01 am
signed and noted
 

John Gregoire (258)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:24 am
Good idea but it won't catch all the bad guys as most of these cases put the female military member up against the chain of command. Often, the abuser or rapist is her next senior or above that. We've been trying to clean this up since women started to become militray members of equal status. It was an uphill battle in the 70s and is still with us but in a horribly insidious way. There are solutions but you also have to remember that the military is like a huge community and in any community you will have a percentage of bad guys.

Comments like JMAs are ignorant and not helpful.

Thanks for posting this.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:42 am
N&S
 

. (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:15 pm
Signed.
 

John B. (173)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:06 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the petition created by Nicole McCoy . Her story is a sad statement of what goes on in the military regarding the horrible crime of rape and its cover-up and it needs to be dealt with immediately. The petition is a start, to not only exposing the perpetrators but dealing with the "rape Culture" present in the Armed Services. Read, signed and noted. I hope:
Secretary of Defense (Leon E. Panetta)
Commandant of the Marine Corps (General James F. Amos)
Sgt Maj of the Marine Corps (Sgt Maj Barrett, Micheal)
USMC (Colonel Terry V. Williams)
Sgt Major USMC (Sergeant Major Conrad Potts)
USMC (Master Sergeant Michael Regan)
Master Sergeant USMC (Master Sergeant Adam Iudiciani)
not only to institute a registry of the offenders but put in place a program to deal with this dehumanizing culture of rape
 

Samantha Trosky (152)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:10 pm
Thanks Cal! I signed and forwarded it!
Well said John B.!!!
 

John Doe (22)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:04 pm
It's too late to protest. - The US military Is not on trial - Service women/men who have been raped have no say. And nor do we. Let bygones be bygones? - Not likely! - Sign Cals' very important petition. NOW!
 

Dave C. (216)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:14 pm
signed.
 

Terry King (109)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:42 pm
Done
 

Joan McAllister (1083)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:25 pm
Signed. Thanks Cal
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:20 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Judy C. (108)
Friday July 13, 2012, 5:13 am
Already signed. Thanks Cal.
 

. (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:41 pm
Signed and Noted.
 
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