Thursday, January 21, 2010

UK Still Not Taking Rape Seriously

These idiots are still police officers. Taxi rape victim calls for police sacking after officers laughed at her | News
The move follows comments made by a 21-year-old woman who was assaulted by Worboys as he drove her from central London to Eltham in July 2007. The woman, a student at the University of Greenwich at the time, said officers patronised her and left her feeling like a criminal. She said: “When I told them about my injuries they just laughed and said I must have just fallen over.”

It came as the Met faced new criticism over an inquiry into a second serial sex offender. An independent report will identify mistakes made as the force failed to arrest Kirk Reid. Five officers, including at least one of superintendent rank, face disciplinary action.
Whatever "action" they face, it won't be enough. In a similar case, where police ignored a serial rapist.
Five police officers were disciplined for blunders in the inquiry. Two officers, a detective inspector and detective constable, received written warnings and three others words of advice.
A written reprimand? Words of advice? That isn't even a slap on the wrist. (2 years suspension without pay, or firing for cause, would be something.)

As a result of this attitude, and the part of court defense tactics that haven't been legal in this country for years, most people who study the matter believe rape is hardly ever reported in the UK. It certainly results in very few men going to prison.

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