Skip to comments.'Occupy' memo could discourage victims from reporting assaults ( Baltimore )
Posted on 10/21/2011 11:38:56 AM PDT by george76
Efforts by the Occupy Baltimore protest group to evolve into a self-contained, self-governing community have erupted into controversy with the distribution of a pamphlet that victim advocates and health workers fear discourages victims of sexual assaults from contacting police.
The pamphlet says that members of the protest group who believe they are victims or who suspect sexual abuse "are encouraged to immediately report the incident to the Security Committee," which will investigate and "supply the abuser with counseling resources."
the heads of three rape crisis centers and a nurse who runs the forensic division at Mercy Medical Center called the message about not involving police dangerous. They said it contains erroneous information that could undermine efforts to convince victims to properly report crimes and get the counseling they need.
"It might actually passively prevent someone from seeking justice," said Jacqueline Robarge, the executive director of Power Inside, a nonprofit support group that helps women who have been victimized.
Police in Cleveland said a 19-year-old woman was raped at an Occupy protest there, and authorities in Oakland and in Seattle have reported sexual assaults and incidents of indecent exposure.
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That is the kind of Orwellian idiocy we expect from these fools.
NKVD pink mullahs of the left....
A Security Committee. Commies sure do love their special peoples committees.
And what kind of resources do you give a sexual assault perp? Duct tape and a knife?
Well, Biden said rapes would be up. These idiots are proving him right.
What’s a little lawlessness if it acheives their goals?
OWS is nothing more than a redistribution point for white p***y.
Won’t this under-reporting make it harder to prove Biden’s rape and murder theory?
Link to the commie’s ridiculous ‘Security Statement’:
It’s Lord Of The Flies....unfreakinbelievable!
“please tell us if you get raped and we will ...”
Do what, exactly?”
I suspect sex and drugs is why they are there.
Since they say they are a “self-contained, self-governing community,” cut them off from all public services; electricity, water, public toilets, emergency services, etc.
please tell us if you get raped and we will ...
Do what, exactly?
Recite poetry with interpretive dance ... and smoke some weed.
Commit a Rape = go to counseling? Where I live he would have to be “counseled” on how to remove a bullet from his brain.
This article is a must read. Statements from actual experts in the field state that everything the OWS “Security Committee” said was wrong. If the OWS “Security Committee” can’t prevent cash and laptops fro being stolen on a a daily basis, what makes the idiots think they can do something about rape and assault?
This is a little bit like a Muslim community declaring themselves exempt from local law and using their own rules.
The young ladies have been OWSed. I want credit for it. I thought of it first. You gotta OWS a few eggs if you want to make an oemlette.
Best idea of the DAY!!
Now how do we get you elected Mayor of Oakland....lol?
Just reading the name “OWS Security Committee” reminds me of Stasi and all those other terrific groups.
The entire movement is laughable.
What's the Security Committee going to do?
Tell them to "Put some ice on it"?
Unbelievable. I wonder what the NOW crowd has to say about this.
I had that same thought as well as the money for the teachers unions and student rapes.
No worries. They'll be jiggy with it. It's for the cause.
BTW..the democrat mayor of Atlanta is hiding out today from all the phones calls and complaints from this outrage:
I just got off the phone with a television station there and a city councilman’s chief of staff as well. The TV station first tried to blow me off until I told them the video was going viral and outrage was growing. Then he admitted that they were being inudated with calls. When I asked him if they were going to do a story about it, he said the two instances were different..then a few seconds later he claimed they were doing a story on it in 20 minutes...LOL.
ANY FREEPERS that want to join in the fun can do so at these links:
APD site: http://www.atlantaga.gov/government/police.aspx?s...
Here’s their public affairs number: Public Affairs - (404) 546-6873
Atlanta’s townhall offices: http://www.atlantaga.gov/mayor/executiveoffices.a...
Atlanta Crime Stoppers Hotline 404-577-TIPS
Ch. 46 down there.
Atlanta Police Department
Public Affairs - (404) 546-6873
I assume those “self-contained, self-governing” fleabaggers are relinquishing their imperialistic voting rights, too.
Maybe I’ve got a chance!
Not everyone can be Che, they need Walter Duranty’s too.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Security Committee??? What is that, the OWS analog to the KGB?
Yes, they are as autonomous and self-supporting as 12-year-olds camping out in the back yard.
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