Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Veterans Say, Rape Not Being Prosecuted; Lawsuit

Breaking News: rape victims are being denied justice.
"In one incident, an Army Reservist says two male colleagues raped her in Iraq and videotaped the attack. She complained to authorities after the men circulated the video to colleagues. Despite being bruised from her shoulders to elbows from being held down, she says charges weren't filed because the commander determined she "did not act like a rape victim" and "did not struggle enough" and authorities said they didn't want to delay the scheduled return of the alleged attackers to the United States." from first story below.

 Consider being harrassed and being forced to stay on the job with the perpetrator of a violent, invasive crime against you.
Stories HERE:

and news clip HERE

also from first story above-"Bertzikis, 29, of Somerville, Mass., now is executive director of the Military Rape Crisis Center. She says she was raped by a Coast Guard shipmate while out on a social hike with him in Burlington, Vt. Bertzikis complained to her commanding officer, but she said authorities did not take substantial steps to investigate the matter. Instead, she said, they forced her to live on the same floor as the man she had accused and tolerated others calling her a 'liar' and 'whore.' "

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