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  • The Silver Lining to L'Affair DSK

    05/16/2011 7:49:28 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    The abrupt arrest of IMF acting head Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault against an employee at the New York hotel where he was staying are being treated as shocking in France. This is a "coup de tonnerre," a bolt from the blue, not to mention a body blow to the socialist party he was to represent in the upcoming elections. Everyone in Paris claims to be amazed, shaken--and doing some soul searching this Monday morning. Very few, however, are protesting "DSK"'s innocence. But if the news really came as such a jarring surprise, shouldn't there be a clamour...
  • Cop's rape comment sparks wave of 'SlutWalks' (you can't make this stuff up)

    05/08/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 6, 2011 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    BOSTON — An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States. Some women and men who protest dress in nothing more remarkable than jeans and T-shirts, while others wear provocative or revealing outfits to bring attention to "slut-shaming," or shaming women for being sexual, and the treatment of sexual assault victims."It was taking the blame off the rapist and on the victim," said Nicole Sullivan, 21, a student at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and...
  • Pedophile Cult leader convicted for "Satanic" rape campaign

    03/10/2011 1:15:16 PM PST · by GeronL · 26 replies
    A man has been found guilty of leading a "satanic" sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites. He was found guilty at Swansea crown court of rape and carrying out perverted sexual acts on children and adults. Batley was the self-styled high priest of the group, which operated from a series of homes in a cul-de-sac in the seaside town. He and five other alleged members insisted throughout the five-week trial that no cult had ever existed....
  • David Wu, future Oregon congressman says he is sorry for his "inexcusable behavior" 28 years ago

    10/13/2004 11:56:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 10 replies · 1,943+ views
    oregonlive.com ^ | October 12, 2004 | LAURA GUNDERSON, DAVE HOGAN and JEFF KOSSEFF
    Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadows Wu The couple met their freshman year at Stanford University, two bright science majors who shared a new circle of friends. She was a hard-working idealist and active campus volunteer. He was a chatty pre-med student whose interests would later shift to law and politics. David Wu, future Oregon congressman, and the woman later dated in their junior year. But that spring, in 1976, she broke things off. A few months later, an encounter occurred that neither wants to discuss. That summer, the 21-year-old Wu was brought to the campus...
  • Police officer apologises to students, saying they can avoid sex attack by not dressing like sluts

    02/18/2011 7:27:42 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:37 PM on 18th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A police officer who said women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts in an address to law students college has apologised. Constable Michael Sanguinetti made the stunning remark during a meeting about safety at Toronto's York University. While a more senior officer was talking, Mr. Sanguinetti interrupted and reportedly said: 'You know, I think were beating around the bush here. Ive been told Im not supposed to say this, however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.
  • Obama demands Egypt round up thugs who brutalized CBS reporter

    02/17/2011 3:36:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 17, 2011 | Geoff Earle, Jeane MacIntosh, and Bob Fredericks
    More Print The White House yesterday demanded the Egyptian government round up and bring to justice the thugs who brutalized CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo's main square. "We believe that those responsible for these acts need to be held accountable," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said of the prolonged beating and sexual assault on Logan by members of a 200-strong mob. And a State Department spokeswoman said the United States expects an "investigation and accountability for anyone involved in violence during the demonstrations." "We've raised it publicly and privately," spokeswoman Leslie Phillips said. The call for justice...
  • Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military's Rape Epidemic

    02/15/2011 8:17:11 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15Feb2011 | Jesse Ellison
    A landmark lawsuit filed Tuesday against Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, alleges that the military's repeated failures to take action in rape cases created a culture where violence against women was tolerated, violating the plaintiffs Constitutional rights. There are three types of women in the Army, says Rebecca Havrilla, a former sergeant and explosive-ordnance-disposal technician. Bitch, dyke, and whore. During the four years that Havrilla was on active duty, she was called all threeby fellow soldiers, team leaders, even unit commanders. Once, during a sexual-assault prevention training, the 28-year-old South Carolina native claims, she watched a...
  • Did fellow Mormons cover up officer's baby molestations?

    12/13/2010 1:28:49 PM PST · by Colofornian · 661 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Dec. 12, 2010 | Patrick Orr
    ...As many as 15 people who knew...Boise police officer...confessed to molesting babies...face no criminal charges. ...deputies...determined...leaders of...Latter-day Saints congregation that Stephen R. Young attended cant be charged because of...clergy privilege law. SNIP ...Young turned himself in...March 2... That was about two months after church officials say they first talked to Young about his crimes. SNIP ...Ada County prosecutors say...Steve Nelson sexually abused as many as four children over a 30-year period...Nelson confessed to molesting one child to LDS officials, who learned of the crime from the victim but did not report it. More than 20 years later, Nelson pleaded guilty...In...
  • No charges for LDS members aware of man's crimes

    12/13/2010 10:19:57 AM PST · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    AP/Idaho Statesman ^ | Dec. 12, 2010
    BOISE, Idaho As many as 15 church members who knew several months before authorities did that a Boise police officer had molested children will face no criminal charges for failing to report the crimes, Idaho authorities say. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are protected by Idaho's clergy privilege law. Police said Stephen R. Young confessed his crimes to church officials in January, but the crimes didn't become public until March. Young attended an LDS church in Eagle. SNIP Court records say Young admitted molesting four children, ages 1...
  • Obama Declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Janet Napolitano Has TSA Start Fondling...

    11/19/2010 10:40:03 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 8 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Friday, November 19, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The hypocrisy of the Obama administration is mind-blowing. On April 1, 2010, President Obama declared April Sexual Assault Awareness month (pdf) for the second year in a row. Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and leaves long-lasting physical and emotional scars. During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves not only to lifting the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding sexual violence, but also to raising awareness, expanding support...
  • TSA-Sexual Assault (read what the "mommy blogger" had to endure)

    11/18/2010 8:45:47 AM PST · by skyman · 190 replies
    TSA - Sexual Assault I have an incident to share that occurred late Friday afternoon, November 12, 2010, around 5:15 in the Dayton International Airport. I realize the publishing this publically on the internet puts me into a delicate situation, given that I am a high profile blogger and author. This is a difficult incident to share, but it needs to be said...Because I will not be a silent victim. I will share the facts of the incident in as a matter of fact manner as I can. I checked into my flight and had a boarding pass printed that...
  • TSA Blog: No Fondling, Groping Or Squeezing Is Taking Place At Airports

    11/10/2010 3:31:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    tsa.gov ^ | 11/10/10 | Joseph Watson
    Anon, I'm posting about this because it is relevant. One of the top questions on this blog is about AIT safety. Also, there is no fondling, squeezing, groping, or any sort of sexual assault taking place at airports. You have a professional workforce carrying out procedures they were trained to perform to keep aviation security safe.
  • 33-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting child (illegal immigrant)

    10/20/2010 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 10/20/2010 | JEREMY G. BURTON
    A 33-year-old Honduran man is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl early Tuesday in South Scranton. Santos A. Garcia-Paz fled when the victim immediately told her mother, who called police, according to city Detective Vince Uher. Officers caught Mr. Garcia-Paz a few blocks away. He was arrested and charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors. He was held at Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. Mr. Garcia-Paz was staying the night at the girl's house, where a relative of his also lived. In an interview with...
  • Woman took photo of her killer, police say

    10/20/2010 8:04:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2010 | AP
    A woman killed and robbed of quarters she planned to give to the needy snapped a photograph of her attacker, Wisconsin authorities say. Sandra Teichow's camera was smashed in last week's attack in Racine, but police were able to recover a photo from the camera's memory card, prosecutors disclosed Monday in court documents.
  • Saudi Prince Convicted of Murder in London

    10/19/2010 10:03:37 AM PDT · by HearMe · 15 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 10/19/2010 | ROBERT MACKEY
    <p>On Tuesday, a court in London found a 34-year-old Saudi prince guilty of murdering a man he described as his servant in a luxury hotel there in February, the BBC reports.</p> <p>As my colleague John Burns reported earlier this month, prosecutors said that Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was involved in a sexual relationship with Bandar Abdulaziz, who was beaten to death in a hotel room the two men shared. The BBC reported that the prosecutor in the case, Jonathan Laidlaw, told the jury that, in addition to his other injuries, the dead man had bite marks on his cheeks that had an obvious sexual connotation.</p>
  • Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately High

    10/15/2010 1:57:56 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Less than three percent of Americans are homosexual or bisexual. Major national surveys of sexual behavior have consistently shown that less than three percent of the American population identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual. This was acknowledged by a coalition of thirty-one leading homosexual rights groups in an amicus brief which they filed in the 2003 U. S. Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas. Their brief declared: The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of...
  • Homosexual Assault in the Military

    10/15/2010 11:18:25 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 56 replies
    Homosexual Assault in the Military Executive SummaryA Family Research Council analysis of publicly available documents-the Pentagon's own report on sexual assault in the military for Fiscal Year 2009, and published decisions from military courts of appeals over the last decade and a half-have shown that there is already a significant problem of homosexual misconduct in the military. This problem can only become worse if the current law is repealed and homosexuals are openly welcomed (and even granted special protections) within the military, as homosexual activists are demanding.Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately HighHomosexual activist groups themselves have...
  • Zimbabwe Women Raping Men for Ritual Purposes

    10/09/2010 7:07:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 112 replies · 2+ views
    Times of India ^ | Oct 9, 2010
    <p>Women in Zimbabwe are said to be abducting and raping men for ritual purposes.</p> <p>In the past 11 months six men have been gang-raped by women, and as per the police the figure could be much higher, as victims are often too embarrassed to report the crime.</p>
  • Husband-killer meant to burn his penis

    09/29/2010 9:26:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/29/2010
    ADELAIDE, Australia, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- An Australian woman who burned her husband to death said she intended to burn only his genitals, prosecutors said. The prosecution in Rajini Narayan's murder trial in South Australia's Supreme Court in Adelaide said Wednesday she made the claim to neighbors right after the fire, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Prosecutors said Narayan set her husband, Satish, on fire at their home in December 2008 because she thought he was having an affair. The defense said she came to believe that if she burned his penis he would stay with her, but she ended...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange rape case reopened (WikiRape Case Reopened)

    09/01/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2010 | Associated Press
    STOCKHOLM A senior Swedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today, the latest twist to a puzzling case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. Assange has denied the allegations and suggested they are part of a smear campaign by opponents of WikiLeaks an online whistle-blower that has angered Washington by publishing thousands of leaked documents about U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The case was dismissed last week by Eva Finne, chief prosecutor in Stockholm, who overruled a lower-ranked prosecutor and said there was no reason to suspect that...