Friday, February 4, 2011

You're not a rape victim...

...You're a rape accuser

At least that may soon be the case if a Georgia (US) Republican state Representative Bobby Franklin gets his ways.

This nut case seems to indicate you're automatically a victim of robbery, theft, assault, arson, burglary, fraud and what not. Just don't come dragging with domestic violence, stalking and rape. Because, God forbid, if you were to be hit with something like this, you are no longer a victim according to Rep. Franklin. No mam, you're an accuser!

It appears that Rep. Franklin has introduced a bill to change the criminal code in Georgia so that in criminal law and in court, victims of domestic violence, rape and stalking should only be referred to as "accusers" until the defendant has been convicted.

Wow.. I'm speechless. You can read more at this post from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.

Why under-reported?

The crazy thing is that some still wonder why these crimes still are hugely under-reported. With people like this guy around (I can assure you he's not alone) and the way the victims still are being blamed and dragged through the dirt - is it any wonder at all?

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