“A sexual assault victim who was groped by an off-duty police officer is demanding an apology from an Arizona judge who during a sentencing hearing for the defendant told her: “If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you.” An online petition drive launched on Change.org, a popular website for social activism, has garnered more than 4,600 supporters nationwide calling for Coconino County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Hatch to resign for her remarks during a court hearing on Wednesday.Hatch, a Republican appointed by Gov. Jan Brewer in June 2010, did not return a telephone call from NBC News seeking comment. The woman’s name was withheld because she is a victim of a sexual crime. According to the Arizona Daily Sun, a jury convicted 43-year-old Robb Gary Evans of a felony charge of sexual abuse on July 2.”* This kind of blame the victim mindset is what silences victims. This kind of sexist remark should not be tolerated. it will be interesting to see if there will be any serious repercussions for this situation.
Jan Brewer Appointed Judge blames Sexual Assault Victim
By musesofamom, on September 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, Fox News, gop, gov. jan brewer, Jacqueline Hatch, Jan Brewer, Judge Jacqueline Hatch, media, Morning Joe, MSNBC, nbc, News, politics, President Barack Obama, President Obama, Republicans. 1 Comment
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