Skip to comments.An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction
Posted on 03/14/2015 3:35:31 AM PDT by HomerBohn
Almost seven years ago, a troubled 11-year-old girl reported that she had been raped twice in her Northwest Washington neighborhood. Despite medical evidence of sexual assault, records show that no suspects were arrested and the cases were given only sporadic attention by the police . Instead, in the second case, the police had the girl, Danielle Hicks-Best, charged with filing a false report.
After Danielles family agreed to what her parents say was a poorly understood plea, she was convicted and made a ward of the court. She spent the next few years in and out of detention and secure treatment centers between episodes of running away. She never finished high school, had a baby at 15 and is struggling to move forward with her life.
After 11, she lost the rest of her childhood, said Danielles mother, Veronica Best, who campaigned for years with her husband, Mayo, to get the police to focus on the assaults, contacting officers all the way up the chain to D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier and her deputy, Peter Newsham.
Last fall, after inquiries from The Washington Post, the department launched new investigations into the cases and the way they were handled, according to the Bests and a law enforcement officer familiar with the matter.
At 11, Danielle had severe behavioral, academic and mental-health issues rooted in the drug exposure and physical abuse she suffered from her birth mother, a crack addict. The Bests, her adoptive parents, struggled to handle those issues, turning to but not always following the recommendations of the school and psychiatric communities. The couple and other supporters say the cases are complicated by Danielles instability.
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What was wrought in this nation created a situation that sounds like something that happened in Africa.
One more reason to despise Johnson's legacy and the entire leftist apparatus that continues to nurture it.
No wonder this nation is broken and corrupt.
God bless the Bests and damn the “police” who let the men get away with this.
She was 11 years old and the evidence showed sexual intercourse. Those should have been the only facts needed for a finding of rape, even if identification of the perpetrator(s) was inexact.
One of the dirty little secrets of the free-fornication society is that there’s really no such thing as “too young.”
I stuttered. Mea Culpa.
Lyndon was a BIRD. I know what the cretin’s middle names was.
Additionally, Celt, the homely daughters also had ‘Bird’ incorporated in their names by their loopy, hound-dug-eared daddy.
But his middle name was Baines.
Of that I am quite sure.
So I shall post no more.
You are apparently incapable of understanding the play I was making on Lyndon’s middle name.
Of course it was Baines!
Hey, I work nights, it’s past my bedtime, there were sunspots, a black cat walked across my path... I missed the snark. I will look more keenly next time I promise.
...like, can "bigger" now legitimately be referred to as "The 'B' Word?"
Most folks don't even contemplate such onerous plecto-phizzles. Not in my experience, anyway.
Is this Afghanistan? The Sudan?
Careful with the word “figure” in some regional dialects as well, just to be safe.
Zimbabwe? (Or is it Zimbabyou, or Zimbabme?)
At any rate it reads like restless, drug-addled bushmen.
Because, technically speaking, those kind of people don't deserve to be safe in their persons. It's not really assault to give a homeless man brain damage in the knock out game, because he was probably screwed up in the head anyway. It's not really rape to force sex on a troubled 11 year old girl, because she was just a "'ho."
As our new undocumented neighbors say, “No problem.”
There was supposed to be an ‘o’ on the end of that comment as in ‘No problemo’.
And you are incapable of making an adequate joke. I don’t blame CC!
I thought it was an adequate, but subtle one.
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