We need to encourage women and teenagers to come forward when they are sexually violated. I am so sick of this upside down world and how some people treat victims as if they are the criminals, and how some people treat criminals as if they are the victims. This makes no sense to me. I do realize that the police must verify the victims claim is true. I also, understand the police must make sure to the best of their ability that they are arresting the correct criminal. That is a good thing. That is the police officers doing their job. I would expect nothing less from the police. But, as citizens, we must not put up with pure and utter incompetence, people looking the other way, harsh treatment of victims, lax treatment of sexual deviants by officials who are supposed to be speaking up for the weak, and people who are supposed to be looking out for victims, but in fact, DON'T. This is inexcusable!!! We need to make sure that these criminals are held accountable for their crimes.
We must stop these criminals from hurting even more victims than they have already. We must be aware of these types of predators in our neighborhoods and in public areas. We must be alert at all times and be like shields for children, keeping them away from these sexual deviants. Keeping kids safe should be a top priority for us all regardless of whether you are a parent or not.
Here is an article by Mary Katherine Ham of The Weekly Standard regarding Martha Coakley treatment of rape & molestation cases:
Two weeks before the special election to replace Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Boston Globe brings attention to criticism Democratic candidate Martha Coakley got in 2005 for seeming lax in the treatment of a rape suspect. Coakley's camp cannot be happy with the recounting of this story in the local paper:
In October 2005, a Somerville police officer living in Melrose raped his 23-month-old niece with a hot object, most likely a curling iron.
Keith Winfield, then 31, told police he was alone with the toddler that day and made additional statements that would ultimately be used to convict him.
But in the aftermath of the crime, a Middlesex County grand jury overseen by Martha Coakley, then the district attorney, investigated without taking action.
It was only after the toddler’s mother filed applications for criminal complaints that Coakley won grand jury indictments charging rape and assault and battery.
Even then, nearly 10 months after the crime, Coakley’s office recommended that Winfield be released on personal recognizance, with no cash bail. He remained free until December 2007, when Coakley’s successor as district attorney won a conviction and two life terms.
Coakley argues that she followed all appropriate procedures, that the suspect had deep roots in the community and no criminal record, giving her little reason to ask for cash bail.
Still the Globe's description of the crime is pretty devastating, as are the quotes from the victim's family and the fact that the victim spent a month in the hospital recovering from burns.
There's also a timely, local angle that will give this story an even more visceral quality for voters:
Recently, the question of bail in child rape cases made local headlines when a Kingston man was accused of raping a 3-year-old girl while free on $10,000 cash bail, which was imposed after an earlier charge of breaking and entering and raping a 5-year-old girl. Prosecutors had recommended $200,000 cash bail after the first alleged rape, but a judge would not agree to it.
Jules Crittenden, on Coakley's justifications:
Well, be that as it may, there are always good reasons to do nothing. The annals of Massachusetts justice are full of them. The morgues of Massachusetts newspapers are full of stories about the further rapes and murders that followed.
Back to Coakley’s run, this is just the latest friendly fire. Earlier the Globe wacked her for a go-lightly deal that left the late infamous diddler priest, John Geoghan, free to diddle.
VOTE TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE!!!!
VOTE FOR SCOTT BROWN!!!!!!