Skip to comments.More than one million protest Kenyan leniency on rape (“punishment”: cut grass)
Posted on 10/29/2013 6:39:36 AM PDT by Olog-hai
More than one million people have signed a petition demanding justice after three of six men accused of brutally raping a Kenyan teenager before dumping her in a ditch were ordered only to cut grass in punishment before being set free.
The vicious attack on the 16-year-old, known only by the pseudonym Liz, and the lack of action against those responsible has sparked outrage in the country.
Liz was reportedly attacked, beaten and then raped by six men as she returned from her grandfathers funeral in western Kenya in June before the gang dumped her, bleeding and unconscious, in a deep sewage ditch.
She is now wheelchair-bound with a broken back, caused either by the beating or by being thrown into the ditch, and also suffered serious internal injuries from the rape.
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They at least should have been required to do some weeding.
Mow the Kenya National Grassland unarmed with a 20 inch push mower would be good.
They didn't severely punish the girl for fornication.
That's how they do women in most Middle Eastern countries.
The strong reaction to this kind of brutality followed by government indifference is being seen more and more around the world.
I’m thinking of it as a “world vigilantism revolution”.
Vigilantism is misunderstood, in that it is almost entirely peaceful and reasonable; but it is always vigorously damned by the inept or corrupt governments that caused its rise in the first place.
It begins when a government no longer protects the people from crime and criminals. A worse form is when a government takes the side of crime and criminals against the people. It immediately ends if government is responsive and does its job.
Vigilantism forms in ways very recognizable to Americans. It begins with the petition to government to change the status quo, of criminals oppressing the people. Assuming that government does not respond to these petitions, the next effort is to elect a new government.
Often governments are entrenched, and manipulate the system to prejudice elections in their favor. This can be done subtly, or crudely, but it means they retain power despite growing popular opposition.
The next phase of vigilantism are unarmed patrols, whose intent is to notify the police of the location and activities of criminals. Usually a wasted effort, because the police either do not care, or have been ordered to leave the criminals alone.
Shortly thereafter, the criminals, by themselves, or in complicity with the government, decide that the vigilantes represent a tangible threat. So they seek to break them up, and even arrest their leaders on whatever criminal charge, or even kill some of them.
This is close to the final straw. From here on out, the vigilantes realize that peaceful efforts are not working, but even now their emphasis is still kicking out the criminals (and maybe the corrupt government.) They want to “drive them out of town”.
Only *then*, after all of this, does the vigilante mob have the potential for murderous violence, usually only when the criminals or political leaders violently resist. Which is when criminals and political leaders end up being shot or dangling from light poles.
Eventually a superior government intervenes in the local chaos, but by then order has already been restored, because once the villains are gone, everything is back to peaceful order.
Ironically, the one thing that can prevent the vigilante mob is if they have guns. People who can defend themselves do not need to resort to mob action.
Rape someone, mow some grass? No, not exactly. More along the lines of ‘half of the rapists are still unknown, and three that are known were taken to the police, given some busy work, and released without any charges being pressed.’
It would be very rare indeed for there to be any prosecution of rapists in the first place. Islam.
If Obama had 6 sons.....