Rikers Rape Victim Wins Settlement After Smuggling out DNA Evidence

From the article:

Jane Doe, a woman who smuggled out clothing with DNA evidence on it after she was raped by a guard at Rikers won her $500,000 settlement in a civil lawsuit against the city in a rare victory on Monday, the Intercept reported.

Source: Rikers Rape Victim Wins Settlement After Smuggling out DNA Evidence

She was reduced to literally smuggling out evidence of the rape, in the form of a ripped up shirt that had the predatory guards semen on it for DNA analysis.

This is because she could not trust the prison to actually protect and bring her rapist to justice.

It should be noted the guard, because of her her actions, was fired, but never served in jail himself for raping an inmate.

Rikers continues to have double the rapes of other facilities.

Southern Baptist Convention Leadership Turned Back on Hundreds of Abuse Survivors

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Leadership of the Southern Baptist Convention, which represents 47,000 churches and 15 million people who belong to the second-largest faith in America, has, for decades, enabled church leaders who raped, molested, and abused as many as 700 victims over the span of 20 years.

Since 1998, of the 380 church leaders and staff who allegedly sexually abused victims, most have have been convicted, successfully sued, confessed, or resigned. But according to a new investigation by the San-Antonio Express and the Houston Chronicle, nearly three dozen church staff and volunteers “who exhibited predatory behavior” were taken back in by the church, which “failed to alert law enforcement about complaints or to warn other congregations about allegations of misconduct,” and some registered sex offenders came back to the pulpit—including one preacher who sexually assaulted a teen. The SBC bans gay people and women from becoming pastors, but has no laws against allowing convicted sex offenders from working in churches.

Source: Southern Baptist Convention Leadership Turned Back on Hundreds of Abuse Survivors

Holy fucking shit. That’s 700 victims. How does any organization stay intact when they actively swept the sexual assault of 700 victims under the rug?

SEVEN FUCKING HUNDRED!

I mean, I am left sputtering with nothing coherent to say, because there are 700 victims here.

My only theory is they used the hierarchical power structures inherent in the church to suppress victims, combined with religious power. Pastors and religious leaders have so much power over their victims, and it’s so egregious when a man with that kind of power uses it to engage in sexually predatory ways.

Disband the whole fucking lot of them.

Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax Asks For FBI Investigation After 2nd Sexual Assault Accusation : NPR

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Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax requested on Saturday that “no one rush to judgment” after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. Virginia Democrats are calling for him to resign.

Source: Va. Lt. Gov. Fairfax Asks For FBI Investigation After 2nd Sexual Assault Accusation : NPR

I am not even sure what to say here. It’s never just one accusation, is it?

Nurse Accused of Raping Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth Pleads Not Guilty

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The New York Times reports that Nathan Sutherland, the nurse who allegedly raped an incapacitated woman under his care at a longterm care facility in Arizona, has entered a not guilty plea to charges of sexual assault and child abuse.

Source: Nurse Accused of Raping Incapacitated Woman Who Gave Birth Pleads Not Guilty

He raped a woman that was bed bound, and fathered a child with the victim. How he can plead not guilty is shocking to me.

 

Judge Michael Gibbens: Teen Victims in Abuse Case ‘Aggressors’

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A 67-year-old man in Kansas was convicted of soliciting sexual acts over Facebook from a 13-year-old and and 14-year-old girl, but the judge overseeing the case reduced his sentence because, he argued, the young girls were the “aggressors” in the abuse.

Source: Judge Michael Gibbens: Teen Victims in Abuse Case ‘Aggressors’

Judge Michael Gibbens is a shitty judge. Judge Michael Gibbens makes me wonder about his own views on the sexual abuse of children is he thinks a 13 year old is accountable for her own sexual assault. Judge Michael Gibbens is a fucking asshole.

After #MeToo, whole industries have been blacklisted by insurers for sexual harassment liability coverage / Boing Boing

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A new report from Betterley Risk Consultants, shared with The Intercept, reveals that many of the world’s largest insureres will no longer conside whole industries for “employment practices liability insurance” (EPLI), which covers liability from “sexual harassment, sex discrimination, and other employee claims.”

Ten of the 32 largest insurers will no longer write EPLI policies for financial firms (brokers, investment banks, VCs, etc); eight will no longer sell EPLI coverage to entertainment and media companies. Also blacklisted are law firms, car dealerships, and other industries where “superstars” or “celebrities” or “high-billing rainmakers” have historically been able to get away with bad behavior so long as they continued to perform for the firm.

Source: After #MeToo, whole industries have been blacklisted by insurers for sexual harassment liability coverage / Boing Boing

When your industry has so much rampant sexual harassment that insurance companies won’t touch you? That is an issue.

Marriott Employee Suing Hotel Over Guest Sexual Misconduct

From the article:

Leticia Vallejo, a housekeeper who has worked at a Marriott branch in Irvine, California for 18 years, filed a lawsuit against the hotel on Monday. According to reporting by Bloomberg, Vallejo claimed that in 2017, a drunk man who was a guest at the hotel groped her while she was cleaning the bathroom in the lobby and offered her $50.

Source: Marriott Employee Suing Hotel Over Guest Sexual Misconduct

When she reported it, her management laughed about it.

Well, I hope she get’s a big payout on the lawsuit so that Marriott thinks twice about not taking this kind of thing seriously.

These are some of the lowest paid workers around, and have very little in the way of protections for back breaking work.

Michael Jackson Documentary Leaving Neverland Is ‘Shocking, Sad, Disturbing, Devastating’ 

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A four-hour documentary dedicated to detailing stories from survivors of Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual abuse premiered at Sundance on January 25. Jackson’s camp has preemptively called the doc “outrageous and pathetic.”

Source: Michael Jackson Documentary Leaving Neverland Is ‘Shocking, Sad, Disturbing, Devastating’ 

I’m not really sure why we are debating this. A grown ass man groomed young boys to come sleep in his bed. Allegations were everywhere, and those allegations keep surfacing. We all knew this.

I was quite shocked by the “The parents just wanted money and everyone recanted” story that was floating around.

The way I break it down is that these allegations were made as children. They are now adults, not asking for money, but still making the allegations. The story’s they told were corroborated by Jackson, in that he paid huge sums of money and gifts to fly boys in, and had “sleep overs” where is slept next to them in bed. He had a mock wedding with one boy.

This is grooming behavior. It’s what grooming behavior looks like.

I believe these victims.

Arizona Police Arrest Nurse Suspected Of Impregnating Incapacitated Woman : NPR

From the article:

Nathan Sutherland, 36, a licensed practical nurse who police say worked at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, has been charged with sexual assault and vulnerable adult abuse.

Source: Arizona Police Arrest Nurse Suspected Of Impregnating Incapacitated Woman : NPR

This is one of the more heinous crimes I can think of. I’m not sure you can even rape a woman in a vegetative state like that without a complete depraved indifference.

In Kill Bill, we see the protagonist gets raped the same way, but the camera also shows a healthy body of a pretty young woman. That is not what people in this condition look like or smell like. The victim would look like a helpless patient. Period.

I noticed the victim was also Native American, which is an added layer of frustration because Native women have one of the highest levels of sexual assault in the nation. The victim was incapacitated and helpless, in a bustling facility, and still ended up adding to that statistic.

I have worked the same exact job as a nurse, and cannot even wrap my mind around what kind of sick fuck could do this. It’s just evil.

A Group of 12-Year-Old Girls at a New York School Say They Were Strip Searched for Seeming ‘Giddy’

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A school nurse and an assistant principal at Binghamton, New York’s East Middle School who suspected the girls of using drugs had three of girls take off their shirts, while a fourth was punished with in-school suspension after refusing to remove her pants and shirt.

The group, along with the NAACP, is calling for the school board to fire the school’s principal, assistant principal, and the nurse who performed the searches, along with an end to the strip searches and a public apology.

Source: A Group of 12-Year-Old Girls at a New York School Say They Were Strip Searched for Seeming ‘Giddy’

Just what the fuck? Really? Pre-teen girls are giddy, and that’s a reason to strip them and search them? Fuck this school nurse and assistant principal.