Thursday, October 20, 2011

Baltimore Crime Beat: Occupy Baltimore pamphlet on sexual assault causes alarm - baltimoresun.com

Via Baltimore Crime Beat, Baltimore Crime Beat: Occupy Baltimore pamphlet on sexual assault causes alarm - Baltimore crime news: Police, courts and police stories in the city and central Maryland - baltimoresun.com:

Follow the link above for the full text of Occupy Baltimore's pamphlet on sexual assault. I can't think of a dumber movement for Rev Morales to cast his lot with. He'll smear our Churches with these idiots and who knows what they'll do without doing a thing for creating jobs and employment.
The Occupy Baltimore movement is trying to become its own community, complete with its own rules, committees and general assembly. But a pamphlet advising how victims of sexual assaults should handle alleged crimes has gotten rape counselors concerned.

The pamphlet instructs victims to report to the "security committee" and advises that the group would prefer to mediate issues internally. One paragraph reads:
Though we do not encourage the involvement of the police in our community, the survivor has every right and the support of Occupy Baltimore, to report the abuse to the appropriate law enforcement.
A spokeswoman and the author of the memo -- herself a victim of a sexual assault -- say the directive in no way discourages victims from contacting police. But heads of advocate groups, such as Jacqueline Robarge of Power Inside, complained the tone says different.

"It might actually passively prevent someone from seeking justice," Robarge said.

The pamphlet came to our attention from a blogger posting on Andrew Breitbart's big government web site. The memo's author told me she only wanted to make sure victims knew they had an alternative to calling police.

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