Sunday, 25 August 2013

The Fabian Society

Little clip about the Fabian socialists about six and a half minutes long.

We are not "of this world" but it is good to understand our surroundings.  Their symbol is a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Monday, 19 August 2013

14 Year Old Girl Asked to be Raped by Guard....sigh....

An ongoing civil suit seeking damages against a prison guard and the Terrebonne Parish juvenile detention facility in Louisiana where he worked has sunk to a new low. Attorneys defending the Parish and facility are actually making the argument that a 14-year-old girl is responsible for being repeatedly raped by the prison guard in question.
ThinkProgress reports that the emotionally traumatized now 20-year-old woman is suing the facility and the Parish for not protecting her from former guard Angelo Vickers, who is now serving a seven-year sentence for molestation.

In an effort to shield the Parish and facility from liability in the case, lawyers are employing an outrageous argument. They claim the then 14-year-old girl wanted to be raped repeatedly by her 40-year-old prison guard/rapist.
Needless to say, child advocates and victims advocates are outraged that an attorney representing the local government would make such a claim, even though Louisiana law clearly states that anyone under the age of 17 cannot consent to sex. This ‘blaming the victim’ strategy resulted in child advocate and attorney, Carolyn McNabb, to fire off a letter to attorney Alexander Crighton, asking him to strike the accusation from the court record and drop the defense tactic entirely.
This needs to be filed under the "You've got to be kidding me!!!" heading. The comments of the readers somehow have made this all about being a Republican/conservative problem, which I don't understand. I think there are perverts and lawless men and women on both sides of the political isle.