I will say that I know the type/ or factors/dynamics in the kind of case they are speaking of. From time to time, there is a case where
A young woman does everything she is suppose to,
then, those in charge act is if there is no emergency. Perhaps because of what has become a norm in crowded college towns, the Giant Drunken Hookup Scene)
Then, there is hemming and hawing. I have seen parents who are at a loss in how to proceed--the crime is reported, and nothing is /seems to be done. The man is not questioned for days, weeks or months. I know the police want to be correctly ready to interview the accused, but who can convince me that it is good law enforcement to let things drift so long? Stories are concocted and crosschecked. While the victim usually is often interviewed alone w/ interviewing officer with a tape recorder under lights at the Station,
the police might go to the accused's house and "have a chat"--I myself have become very frustrated (tape head with duct tape to keep it from exploding) from time to time over the years, depending on who is in charge of law enforcement at the time. (See how People of Integrity change everything. ponder: if lawenforcement and prosecutors'offices in a given place are well-run, v. they are not... remember hays
I have worked with parents, husbands, siblings who are absolutely ShellShocked at the lack of pressure put on these thugs, and the "well, are you sure it was rape?" attitude put on the victims. --as the starting point.
Many in the field have become jaded in dealing with the crime/is it a crime/ for many years.
(sadly, by the deeply wounded)
juries won't convict.
war is hell.
This attitude would be present if a citizen reported, for example, being beaten?
For a real girl
like your sister
that is to say,
She Was Raped
.in that case,
"why ya'll drink so much?"
I'm so sorry. How can I help?
Really, REALLY HURTS.
sometimes it hurts
more than the crime victim
Notre Dame's Response HERE
From ABC news:
Read these, send me your thoughts:
prosecutor's letter to Lizzy
The Notion (Political Blog):
USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/11/suicide-follows-alleged-notre-dame-attack/1
New York Daily News:
Chicago Tribune (1): http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-11-21/news/ct-met-notre-dame-story-20101121_1_sexual-attack-campus-police-sexual-assault
Chicago Tribune (2): http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/notre-dame-case-forwarded-20101122,0,3665454.story
"-After the fourth Tribune reporter asked Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly a question Sunday regarding the allegation one of his players sexually attacked a 19-year-old woman who later apparently committed suicide, Kelly cracked wise.
"I didn't know you guys could afford all those guys," Kelly said during the conference call, a reference to Tribune Company's lingering bankruptcy.
That zinger came a few minutes after Kelly kidded about the damage a broken nose would do to linebacker Manti Te'o's good looks.
I don't know why anybody was in a mood to joke.
Former St. Mary's College student Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg is dead and, before apparently taking her own life, she alleged an incident involving a Notre Dame football player that traumatized her.
There are only two witnesses to what happened inside that dorm room the night of Aug. 31, and one of them tragically is no longer with us. The other has worn a gold helmet every Saturday since university officials became aware of the allegation. We may never know the whole truth."
Chicago Tribune / Notre Dame Coach:
Videos from local news channel, WNDU:
Another silencing in relation to Notre Dame's football team from 2006: