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911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts

911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — An Oregon woman was told by a 911 dispatcher that authorities wouldn’t be able be able to help her as her ex-boyfriend broke into her place because of budget cuts.

Oregon Public Radio reports that an unidentified woman called 911 during a weekend in August 2012 while Michael Bellah was breaking into her place. Her call was forwarded to Oregon State Police because of lay-offs at the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office only allows the department to be open Monday through Friday.

“Uh, I don’t have anybody to send out there,” the 911 dispatcher told the woman. “You know, obviously, if he comes inside the residence and assaults you, can you ask him to go away? Do you know if he’s intoxicated or anything?”

The woman told the dispatcher that Bellah previously attacked her and left her hospitalized a few weeks prior to the latest incident. The dispatcher stayed on the phone with the woman for more than 10 minutes before the sexual assault took place.

“Once again it’s unfortunate you guys don’t have any law enforcement out there,” the dispatcher said, according to Oregon Public Radio.

The woman responded: “Yeah, it doesn’t matter, if he gets in the house I’m done.”

Police say Bellah choked the woman and sexually assaulted her. He was arrested by Oregon State Police following the incident.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t have another victim,” Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilberson told Oregon Public Radio. “If you don’t pay the bill, you don’t get the service.”

The sheriff’s department had to cut 23 deputies and the entire major crimes unit after it lost a multi-million dollar federal subsidy, according to Oregon Public Radio. There are now only six deputies left.

The sheriff’s department even put out a press release warning domestic violence victims to “consider relocating to an area with adequate law enforcement services.”

Bellah pleaded guilty to kidnapping, sex abuse and assault.

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During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

Andrew Becker
Border and National Security Reporter

Jose Ramirez, 25, admitted during a pre-employment polygraph screening that he was the driver in a 2009 single-car crash in Arizona that killed a passenger. Ramirez now faces second-degree murder and other charges.

One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama.

These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection.

In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a host of astonishing crimes, according to documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting.

The records – official summaries of more than 200 polygraph admissions – raise alarms about the thousands of employees Customs and Border Protection has hired over the past six years before it began mandatory polygraph tests for all applicants six months ago. The required polygraphs come at the tail end of a massive hiring surge that began in 2006 and eventually added 17,000 employees, helping to make the agency the largest law enforcement operation in the country.

Although thousands of applicants have undergone polygraphs, thousands more have been hired without the screening.

The admissions open a disturbing window into some of the people who apply for jobs in law enforcement and cast doubt on the bureau’s internal controls ahead of a possible immigration law overhaul that could call for more border officers.

And they spur the question: Why would anyone share their deepest, darkest secrets for a job?

“You ought to know up front that you’re not going to get the job if you’ve murdered someone. In fact, you might get prosecuted,” said Barry Cushman, president of the American Polygraph Association. “Good people do stupid things sometimes. Very bad things. And it eats away at them.”

The 200-plus “significant admissions” described in the summary reports paint a small yet troubling portrait of some of the kinds of people who have applied to be Border Patrol agents and customs officers since 2008. They also highlight potential weaknesses in the costly hiring process that failed to screen out questionable applicants earlier.

In one case from February, Jose Ramirez, 25, admitted during a polygraph exam that he was the driver in a 2009 single-car crash that killed someone. He previously told investigators in Yuma, Ariz., that the dead passenger was the driver, according to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Ramirez now faces second-degree murder and other charges.

One applicant admitted to smoking marijuana 20,000 times in a 10-year-period. Another was more bizarre: “Applicant had no independent recollection of the events that resulted in a blood doused kitchen and was uncertain if he committed any crime during his three hour black out,” according to the Customs and Border Protection summary.

In another example, a woman seeking a job with the bureau told an examiner that she smuggled marijuana into the country – typically by taping 10 pounds of the drug to her body – about 800 times. Scores more admitted that they had engaged in or had relatives involved in human smuggling or drug running. Some said they harbored immigrants not authorized to be in the U.S. or had family members living in the country illegally.

The summaries disclose dozens of attempts to infiltrate the agency, including 10 applicants believed to have links to organized crime who had received sophisticated training on how to defeat the polygraph exam, according to Customs and Border Protection.

The agency declined multiple interview requests about its polygraph program. In a written statement, spokesman Michael J. Friel said the bureau has a rigorous application process, which includes an initial screening, a background investigation of prospective employees and the polygraph exam.

“Our commitment to integrity begins at the time of application for employment with CBP and continues throughout the careers of our employees,” Friel said in a statement.

The agency said since it began administering polygraphs in 2008, more than 15,000 people have taken the test, and 60 percent were not cleared. It took almost five years, however, for Customs and Border Protection to require all applicants to take a polygraph. In that time, the agency continued to hire potentially flawed candidates.

The number of employees busted for corruption and misconduct is a fraction of the more than 60,000 employed by the bureau. But misconduct allegations have been on the rise, including a 62 percent jump from 2006 to 2011, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Surprising admissions

Whether a more robust background probe would have discovered the hidden menace on Joseph “Joey” Montross’ home computer will never be known. But a polygraph examiner learned about it just a few weeks after the bureau started the program.

A combat-tested Marine with a security clearance, Montross, then 28, seemed like an ideal candidate. He showed up for a “one-stop” hiring fair hosted by Customs and Border Protection in Dallas in February 2008.

The polygraph exam “was his last hurdle,” John Floyd, Montross’ attorney, said in an interview. “He had passed all the other phases.”

When asked whether he had ever viewed illegal pornography, Montross confessed that he possessed a large amount of child pornography, Floyd said. Montross consented to a search of the Houston home he shared with his parents and three younger half siblings, according to his plea agreement.

Investigators later found more than 9,000 images and videos of child pornography, the court record shows. He also admitted to producing child pornography. Montross was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervised release.

“He felt he needed to get this off his chest, and it came straight out,” Floyd said of Montross, who confessed again after his arrest. “There is a burning guilt and a compulsion to get it out.”

Montross wasn’t the only veteran who made shocking admissions. Several divulged that they possessed classified information. One said that while in the Army, he “shot and killed an injured Iraqi insurgent; beat an Iraqi during an interrogation and said he kidnapped a child to assist in locating insurgents,” according to the summary produced by Customs and Border Protection.

Other people admitted they had sought out a contract killer or took money to kill someone. Another applicant “affirmed that his infant son died … as a result of child abuse,” reads one heavily redacted example.

Christine Gaugler, who retired in 2011 as Customs and Border Protection’s assistant commissioner for human resources management, said a person could pass the polygraph but still admit things that would make him or her unsuitable for employment.

“I know it sounds crazy that people like that would apply for federal employment, but they’re out of work,” she said. “When you have 60,000 employees, you’re just like a city. Just like a city of that size, you have people who have problems, make mistakes and break laws.”

Social persuasion tools

Psychologists say interrogative techniques used by polygraph examiners are powerful social persuasion tools that can manipulate applicants to unveil their secrets, even if it goes against the person’s self-interest.

“The polygraph examiner is going to tell them that lying is worse than confessing. That’s not necessary true, but that’s what they say,” said Charles Honts, a Boise State University psychology professor and polygrapher. “They tell people: ‘We know people aren’t perfect. People make mistakes. But you won’t get the job if you lie.’ Minimization and justification – it’s standard interrogation technique.”

He added, “Get a nice soft-sell pitch at the beginning and it’s amazing what people will tell you.”

Polygraphers typically spend hours on the exam, building rapport with applicants. They ask a range of questions that start innocuous and become more threatening. After the exam, they often invite applicants to unload any mental burdens they might be carrying.

Cushman, the polygraph association president, said it’s easier for an applicant to lie when at home alone filling out an application than it is sitting before a trained interviewer.

“It is harder for someone to lie when the stakes are higher and with a piece of equipment five feet way. And the polygraphers raise the stakes by telling them, ‘I’m good, and I’m going to catch you,’ ” if the applicant lies.

Customs and Border Protection generally refers confessions to outside investigators when there’s ample evidence, including, if possible, a written confession. The polygraph exams are recorded, and applicants sign a consent form that allows admissions to be shared with other law enforcement agencies.

The customs agency has not made public how many cases have been forwarded for further investigation or prosecution or how many have led to convictions.

Confessions don’t always lead to prosecutions or convictions, however. Some applicants who confess to or admit they know about crimes might become informants, or a prosecutor ultimately might choose to not pursue a case.

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Cody Slaughter, 22, of Somerton, Ariz., told a Customs and Border Protection polygraph examiner during a pre-employment screening that he fondled his best friend’s then-2-year-old sister in 2004 and engaged in bestiality, according to a police report.

Credit: Yuma County Sheriff’s Office

That happened last year to Cody Slaughter, a 22-year-old applicant from Somerton, Ariz. In July, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office learned from Customs and Border Protection that Slaughter told a polygraph examiner he fondled his best friend’s then-2-year-old sister in 2004 and engaged in bestiality.

When interviewed by a detective, Slaughter admitted to the sexual assault, as well as sexual contact numerous times with his horse, a dog and once with a 4-H pig, according to a police report. Slaughter was arrested on suspicion of sexual contact with a minor and three counts of bestiality.

But the local prosecutor’s office filed a charge of making a false statement to police, then dropped the case in December because of “lack of evidence,” said Roger Nelson, the chief criminal deputy county attorney, who added that Slaughter agreed to counseling.

Slaughter could not be reached for comment.

Just because a person confesses to a crime doesn’t mean a prosecutor can charge him or her. In fact, for only a few offenses can a confession lead to prosecution, said Honts, the psychology professor.

“If a prosecutor can’t find anyone to corroborate the confessions, they can’t charge with conspiracy,” he said. “When there are no witnesses, what do you do with it?”

Regardless of whether a polygraph confession leads to a conviction, the task of hiring the right candidates to protect the nation’s borders has been challenging. And with the bureau on the hook to hire thousands more agents and officers in the coming years, it might not get easier – or more efficient.

“The political pressure to make the border safer does not allow it to be subject to dispassionate research and analysis,” said Judee Burgoon, a University of Arizona professor who researches risk detection. “There’s nothing that is going to be a silver bullet, and you’re never going to completely solve the problem of corruption and efforts to infiltrate the ranks.”

Tracking misconduct

How many unsuitable officers or infiltrators slipped through before the polygraph program was implemented or beat the test is anyone’s guess, though the bureau has tried to address the question.

One internal study on corruption, completed in December 2011, found that corrupt agents had been on the job an average of almost nine years before they were caught.

Since October 2004, more than 150 Customs and Border Protection employees have been charged with or convicted of corruption, such as taking bribes to allow illegal drugs into the country.

Before the hiring surge began in 2006, misconduct arrests for offenses like drunken driving fluctuated. Since then, it’s been steadily on the rise. A total of 2,170 reported incidents of employees arrested occurred between Oct. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2012.

In another internal study, dubbed the “Cleared Shelf Initiative,” Customs and Border Protection’s internal affairs office in 2010 found that 56 percent of applicants considered suitable for hire were disqualified after they were given a polygraph. In most of the roughly 300 cases, the polygraph detected a response to a question that alarmed the polygrapher or the applicant made an unsuitable admission during the exam.

At that point in time, fewer than 20 percent of applicants were asked to take a polygraph exam, usually because of outstanding questions after the background investigation.

In the past decade, Customs and Border Protection has paid more than $350 million to private contractors to conduct background investigations for new and current employees, according to records analyzed by the Center for Investigative Reporting. The polygraph program costs about $3 million a year to implement.

Another internal study, “Test versus No Test,” found in 2010 that employees who had not taken the polygraph exam were more than twice as likely to engage in misconduct, such as stealing government property or drug abuse, than those who took the screening before they were hired.

Concerned that Customs and Border Protection was under siege from infiltrators attempting to take jobs, Congress in 2010 made polygraphs mandatory for all prospective hires seeking law enforcement posts. The bureau then hired and trained scores of polygraphers to meet the law’s mandate that all candidates take a polygraph by January 2013. Customs and Border Protection beat its deadline by a few months, reaching 100 percent of all applicants in October.

In June, the agency began administering the polygraph exam before a full background investigation to cut costs and more aggressively weed out applicants. A background investigation, at about $3,000, costs nearly four times that of an $800 polygraph exam.

Internal affairs officials have considered requiring polygraphs for current employees. But such a move, which would have to be approved by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, could face stiff resistance from unions that represent the bureau’s frontline employees and some high-ranking officials alike.

“If you were to survey the agents, you’d probably find out a good percentage failed a polygraph elsewhere and they’re doing a good job here,” said Chris Bauder, executive vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents union. “Lots of corruption cases could have been caught if they had gone through a thorough background investigation.”

Tia Ghose contributed to this report. This story was edited by Robert Salladay and copy edited by Nikki Frick and Christine Lee.
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Mom, step dad accused of taking turn raping daughter

Mom, step dad accused of taking turn raping daughter

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A man has been formally charged with sexually assaulting his stepdaughter. Police have also located the girl’s mother and she is in custody.

Kevin Carothers has been charged with sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and aggravated incest.

Carothers, 35, was taken into custody last week. He remains in custody at the Denver Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

Theresa Carothers, 37, had been on the run. She is suspected of taking part in the assaults. Police located Theresa Wednesday afternoon. She was in the custody of police in Lakewood and was in the process of being booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

“It first came to light when the victim was finally able to tell a grandmother what was happening to her,” Lynn Kimbrough with the Denver District Attorney’s Office said.

The attacks allegedly began in the summer of 2009. Kevin Carothers is accused of forcible sex with his stepdaughter. Some of those initial attacks occurred at their West Denver home. The affidavit also indicates once the rapes had become regular the victim’s mother also participated in the assaults.

“Over the course of time between 2009 and 2011 there were allegations of repeated assaults from mother and stepfather,” Kimbrough said.

Theresa Carothers is accused photographing her daughter in explicit poses and sending them out in text messages.

“She said Theresa would take pictures when they were alone and then send them to Kevin,” Kimbrough said. “This is incredibly disturbing. This is a young woman who was victimized in an area that should have been a safe place.”

Kevin Carothers is a registered sex offender. He served prison time in 1998 for violating his probation from a sex assault conviction.

Police would not typically release the names of suspects involved in incest allegations for fear of harming the victim. However, detectives believe this case has special circumstances in that they were searching for Theresa Carothers at the time and wanted to get the information out to the public.SOURCE

Black woman raped and tortured by white gang in U.S. now claims: ‘I made the whole thing up to get back at my boyfriend’

Black woman raped and tortured by white gang in U.S. now claims: ‘I made the whole thing up to get back at my boyfriend’

By David Gardner

A black woman who claimed she was kidnapped, stabbed, beaten and raped by a seven white people now says she made the whole thing up to get back at her boyfriend.

Megan Williams shocked America in 2007 with a list of accusations that strained the imagination: Four men and three women beat her with sticks, forced her to eat faeces, raped her and taunted her with racial slurs over several days in a ramshackle trailer in West Virginia.

But the suspects eventually confessed to their actions and pleaded guilty. All but one were sent to prison.

Megan Williams photographed in 2007 showing three wounds she said was inflicted on her during her ordeal

But now Williams is taking it all back, saying she lied in 2007 because she wanted revenge on a boyfriend who had beaten her.

The woman’s lawyer, Byron Potts, said she no longer wants to live a lie.

‘She told me the only thing not self-inflicted were the bruises on her face,’ Potts said at a news conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Williams, 22, who now lives with a caregiver, was in the office with Potts but she did not appear before reporters.
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Williams’ lawyer, Byron Potts, tells reporters his client is recanting all of her allegations

Potts said she has received several anonymous phone calls from people threatening her life.

‘She is recanting the entire incident. She says it did not happen, and she’s scared,’ Potts said.

Seven white men and women were convicted in the case, in which Williams had also said that hot wax was poured on her and that two of her captors had forced her to drink their urine.

Police said the assaults occurred at a trailer owned by Frankie Brewster in a rural area of Logan County, about 50 miles from Charleston, West Virginia.

Williams was rescued after an anonymous caller alerted authorities.

Potts said that Brewster’s son, Bobby, was the boyfriend who had beaten Williams and that she had stabbed herself with a straight razor to help embellish the story of being tortured.

Prosecutors, who knew about the relationship even during the case, have dismissed Williams’ new claim.

Lawyers for the defendants would not discuss their plans.

Williams’ supporters were cautious about responding to the statement by a woman whose mother described her during the 2007 case as ‘slow’.

Potts urged prosecutors in West Virginia to re-evaluate the case and he said that Williams wants people convicted to be released from prison.

Brian Abraham, the former Logan County prosecutor who pursued the cases, said authorities realised early in the investigation that they could not rely on statements from Williams, who tended to embellish and exaggerate details.

Instead, he said, the seven defendants were convicted on their own statements and physical evidence.

‘If she’s going to say that she made it all up, that’s absurd,’ Abraham said.

‘This looks like another attempt to generate more publicity.’

Clockwise from top left: Frankie Brewster, 49, Karen Burton, 46, Alisha Burton, 23, Bobby Brewster, 24, Danny J. Combs and Frankie Brewster

Potts said he did not know why the defendants have pleaded guilty to something they did not do.

He said Williams is aware that she could face legal consequences for fabricating the story and that he wants to have her psychologically evaluated.

He said Williams told him certain people were controlling her and influencing her during the case. He did not elaborate.

In a January interview with The Call & Post, a black newspaper in Cleveland, Williams acknowledged she had been mistreated but said her mother made her embellish the story for exposure and financial gain.

Williams told the newspaper that she was afraid of her mother, who knew some of the defendants.

Williams’ mother, Carmen Williams, died in June.

Potts said he did not know what role the mother might have had in fabricating the case.

Those convicted were Bobby and Frankie Brewster; Danny Combs; George Messer; Burton; and Burton’s daughter Alisha Burton and son Linnie Burton Jr.

Linnie Burton Jr. was the only defendant not to serve jail time.

He was convicted of a misdemeanor battery charge and given a six-month suspended sentence.

Abraham said none of the seven have appealed.

People who have supported Williams were guarded Wednesday.

‘We did have some concerns about what was being done at the time and how it was carried out by Megan and the family, because of her mental condition,’ said the Rev. Audie Murphy, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Logan and Boone counties in West Virginia.

‘We feel the legal system will handle it accordingly,’ Murphy said. ‘We didn’t rush to judgment then, and we’re not rushing to judgment now.’

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Lithuanian Hero: Father shoots dead senior judge and politician who sexually abused his three year old daughter

Lithuanian Hero: Father shoots dead senior judge and politician who sexually abused his three year old daughter

A dad who shot dead a judge and a senior politician because they molested his three-year old daughter has become a national hero after going on the run in Lithuania.

Horrified Drasius Keyds, 37, gunned down the perverted pair on Monday after police turned a deaf ear to his pleas for justice for his tortured tot.

Now in hiding, Keyds has become a hero on YouTube and Facebook with hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world pledging support.

“You are a hero to all of us,” reads one Facebook message. “What you did is nothing but justice.”

Mugs and t-shirts with his image on them have begun appearing alongside the logo “Drasius: Lone-avenger”.

Keyds’ nightmare began a year ago when daughter Deimantela told him about a meeting set up by his then fiancee with judge Jonas Furmanavicziusa and the Speaker of Lithuania’s parliament , Andrius Us.

The pair allegedly raped and abused the youngster who reported her ordeal to her father.

But a year long campaign for a police investigation failed when detectives told Keyds there was not enough evidence to proceed with a case.

Now the fugitive dad is being offered a safe haven in neighbouring countries like Poland.

Parliamentary deputy speaker Stefan Niesio?owski said: “This is a clear case of incompetent law enforcement on the original crime.”

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Indonesia to ban mini-skirts ‘because they make men do things’

Indonesia to ban mini-skirts ‘because they make men do things’

By Richard Shears

Indonesia is preparing to ban the mini-skirt under its tough anti-pornography laws ‘because they make men do things’.

The Muslim country’s powerful religious affairs minister said that one of the considerations in its review of what could be considered pornographic would be ‘when someone wears a skirt above the knee’.

Minister Suryadharma Ali started a war against the mini-skirt almost as soon as he was appointed to run Indonesia’s new anti-porn task force earlier this month.
Backward step: Indonesia is preparing to ban the mini-skirt under its tough anti-pornography laws ‘because they make men do things’

Backward step: Indonesia is preparing to ban the mini-skirt under its tough anti-pornography laws ‘because they make men do things’

Parliamentary speaker Marzuki Alle also recently hit out against the mini-skirt, but he targeted female politicians who chose to wear skirts above the knee.

Mr Alle said he was preparing draft rules banning female politicians and staff members from wearing mini-skirts because ‘there have been a lot of rape cases and other immoral acts recently and this is because women aren’t wearing appropriate clothes’.

He added: ‘You know what men are like – provocative clothing will make them do things.’

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono set up the anti-pornography task force in an attempt to remove it entirely from the country, the world’s largest Muslim nation, making up 12 per cent of the world’s Islamic population.

Despite their religious and cultural following, many young women look to the West for the style of clothes they wear. The mini-skirt is everywhere in Jakarta’s nightclubs.

Indonesia’s religious affairs minister Suryadharma Ali said that a consideration in its review of what could be considered pornographic would be ‘when someone wears a skirt above the knee’

Minister Suryadharma said that before the government decided on what aspects of life could be considered as pornographic, the task force would consult numerous people.

But he told the Jakarta Post that one style of clothing that would be targeted would be the mini-skirt.

He said: ‘Once a standard of pornography is established, the task force will apply it nationwide across all ethnicities.’

To many observers the ban on short skirts is a curious government response to allegations of corruption among politicians and demonstrations by thousands complaining about a rise in fuel prices and the cost of living.

Mr Suryadharma is no stranger to controversy. Earlier this year, the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission questioned the whereabouts of millions of pounds in interest earned on deposits paid by pilgrims to the Minister’s department to join the waiting list for a trip to Mecca.

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Forced to Marry her Rapist Moroccan girls chooses suicide

Moroccan girl commits suicide after being forced to marry her rapist

By Al Arabiya

A 16-year-old Moroccan girl has committed suicide after a judge ordered her to marry her rapist, according to Moroccan media reports.

Last year Amina’s parents filed charges against their daughter’s rapist, a man 10 years older than her but it was only recently that a judge in the northern city of Tangier decided that instead of punishing him, the two must be married.

The court’s decision to forcibly marry Amina to her rapist was supposed to “resolve” the damage of sexual violation against her, but it led to more suffering in the unwelcoming home of her rapist/husband’s family.

Traumatized by the painful experience of rape, Amina decided to end her life by consuming rat poison in the house of her husband’s family, according to the Moroccan daily al-Massae.

According to the newspaper, this type of forced marriage is rooted in local rural traditions to safeguard the honor of girls who are raped.

Moroccan penal code exempts a rapist from punishment if he agrees to marry his victim.

Feminists have long demanded an amendment to this article.

Hafida Elbaz, director of the Women’s Solidarity Association told a-Massae that the article provides an opportunity for a perpetrator to avoid punishment.

The story has widely spread on Twitter and on Facebook with many in Morocco demanding action against the judge who issued the ruling.

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Rape victim freed from jail…..to marry attacker

Afghan rape victim freed from jail, to marry attacker

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered the release of a woman who was jailed for adultery after being raped — but she now faces having to marry her attacker, officials said.

The move came after some 5,000 people signed a petition for the release of the woman, named Gulnaz, who has served two years in prison after a relative raped her at her home. She has been raising the child she had by her attacker in a prison cell in Kabul.

The case again highlights the poor state of women’s rights in Afghanistan, 10 years after a US-led invasion ousted the Taliban who were notorious for their harsh laws against women.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan on Thursday, it emerged that a teenage girl and her family were sprayed with acid after apparently rejecting a marriage proposal for her.

Following the outcry over Gulnaz’s case, Karzai called a meeting where judicial officials decided to pardon her, said presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi.

But the officials also said that Gulnaz should marry the man who attacked her, due to fears she could be in danger if released because of the stigma surrounding her attack in Afghanistan.

She consented to the union, Faizi said.

“She agreed to the marriage but only if his (the attacker’s) sister marries Gulnaz’s brother,” the spokesman added, explaining that this was a way to try and ensure Gulnaz was not attacked by the man in future.

Faizi insisted that her release from prison was not dependent on her agreeing to marry her attacker.

Violence against women in Afghanistan appears to be increasing rather than decreasing, despite billions of dollars of international aid which has poured into the country during the decade-long war.

The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission logged 1,026 cases of violence against women in the second quarter of 2011 compared with 2,700 cases for the whole of 2010.

Some 87 percent of Afghan women report having experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage, according to figures quoted in an October report by the charity Oxfam.

Last week, the United Nations said that a landmark law aiming to protect women against violence in Afghanistan had only been used to prosecute just over 100 cases since being enacted two years ago.

In the acid attack, a 17-year-old girl called Mumtaz was seriously injured when caustic liquid was sprayed on her face by masked gunmen who broke into her home in the northern city of Kunduz late on Sunday, her father Sultan Mohammad said.

Her mother and four sisters also suffered burns in the attack after they were splashed with the acid aimed at Mumtaz, he added.

“It was midnight,” Mohammad said from his hospital bed.

“They entered my home by force, they started beating me and put me in a big bag. They moved in and started beating my wife and daughters and before leaving, they sprayed acid on my daughter’s face.”

Mumtaz, who is also still in hospital and hardly able to speak, said: “First they beat me, they beat my mother and sisters and then they threw acid on my face.”

Mohammad blamed a former militia commander who had proposed marriage to Mumtaz but was rejected by the family.

“A man asked for her hand. We rejected (him) and our daughter was engaged to someone else. I suspect that man might be behind this,
” he said.

The attackers fled the scene before the police arrived.

Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Mohammadi has “personally ordered” police to investigate and “administer justice to those responsible”, his office said.
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Tired of being raped? Want his worst fears to be realized? Try the NEW and Improved RAPE-AXE Condom!

Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape In South Africa

Over 30,000 Rape-Axe condoms are being handed out free at South Africa’s World Cup. While they won’t stop rape, the condoms (worn by women) have jagged-teeth inside to tear penises up, and can only be removed by doctors.

Sounds grim, but then I imagine rape isn’t any fun for the woman either. The inventor, Dr Sonnet Ehlers, was inspired to create the painful condom after she met a woman who’d been raped. The woman apparently told Ehlers “if only I had teeth down there,” which encouraged her to look at ways to make men regret their actions.

Women fearful of being raped can insert the Rape-Axe condom inside themselves like a diaphragm or tampon. If her worst fears come true, and a man attempts to rape her, the Rape-Axe’s inside hooks attach themselves to the penis and don’t come off, instead getting even tighter and stopping the man from being able to urinate. The only way to remove it is by seeing a doctor—which will obviously help with prosecution.

After the World Cup, Ehlers will be selling the Rape-Axe condoms for $2 each.

Marital Rape Still a Global Issue

Marital Rape Still a Global Issue

We often think of the street as a dangerous environment, a kind of place that sexual assault and rape most often take place…

But believe it or not, it’s quite the opposite.

Rape is actually most common at the home, and sadly, a woman’s husband is more commonly the perpetrator. This particular form of rape is called marital rape, and it often plays out as it does in the following example:

You’re a woman who has just married a remarkable man, and a year into the marriage, he becomes the father to your newborn daughter. Life is great, until one night, you’re unlacing your heels in the bedroom when your husband grasps you by your hair and yanks you onto the bed, pushing himself onto you.

You try to shove him off but the weight on your chest feels like a ton of bricks on a layer of sandpaper. Hours later, while you stare down at your bruised arms, he tells you he lost control, and it will never happen again. You believe him… until it does.

As the years pass by, it gets worse. You’re being raped and beaten every day, you’ve lost the feeling of ownership to your own body, your family tells you to keep the marriage together, you’ve lost your friends. The only consolation you have is that this way you can protect your daughter, if at any time should his fury move from you to her.

But one cold, black night he gets really ruthless. Your husband forces intercourse multiple times. He beats you, your face is numb, your insides are torn, and your hope dwindles like the red spit dangling from our lower lip. At the soonest possible moment, you gather your daughter into your arms, and run like hell to the nearest police station. Your enraged husband trailing behind you, spattering insults. Your heart pounds as you thrust through the doors of the nearest police station, while your husband is seized by 2 officers. If you were living in a country where rape is criminalized, your husband would go to jail for what he has done to you.

If you were in one of the estimated 127 countries that do not criminalize rape within marriage, the story would unfold quite differently. In other countries, such as Singapore, you would be transferred to a hospital, inspected, and sent on your way. Your husband would face charges against the physical damage he has induced but charges of rape would be disregarded.

This is because marital rape isn’t a widely known term in Singapore, nor is it well-known in Norway, or several other countries where rape between a husband and wife isn’t highly criminalized. Because of this, most records of marital rape go undocumented, or more commonly unspoken of.

What is even more disturbing, is that in lower-income countries, such as in various areas of Africa and India , the government would refuse involvement. A victim of marital rape would be handed back over to your husband, who would likely repeatedly beat and rape her for disobeying him. The following example is given from a woman in Kanjuu, in a quote taken by the Canadian publication, The Globe and Mail:

“He’ll kick you out of the house, send you to the bush to spend the whole night outside with the kids. He’ll burn your clothes, kill your chickens and eat them and sell your goats,” said Ms. Wanjiku.

The primary reason this is allowed in these countries is that, upon marriage, a woman gives her identity to her spouse, and with this consent for him to do with her as he pleases. It is a matter of ownership. Many men in countries in which spousal rape is legal, believe they have a right to rape their wives if they deny them sex. The publication mentioned earlier goes onto explain this is legal terms:

“Seodi White, a lawyer from Malawi who joined the group when she was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, added that in Africa today, violence is often a part of the bargain: a man jamming a broken piece of furniture into his wife’s vagina, another applying a python to her vagina because a witch doctor told him it would then spit out coins, still another cutting off her labia majora and selling it as a charm – all of it legal, because she is his property.”

In Africa, women are more likely to be raped than to learn to read,” notes a source. This is not only damaging to women’s rights internationally, but to so many victims themselves. And furthermore, marital rape is not just a vast issue in countries outside the U.S., but in the U.S. itself, the U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics show: “In the U.S. alone, approximately 28% of victims are raped by husbands or boyfriends.”

There is a way to fight against the horrors of marital rape, and that is by encouraging victims to speak out, and if you suspect someone of being a victim of marital rape, let them know that you are there for them. This will give them a window of hope, so chose to slip out of it. We can also sign petitions to criminalize rape in countries where it is overlooked.

Every little effort we make can make a bigger difference in the lives of many future victims, and in some cases even prevent marital rape before it happens. This way women all over the world can live not in fear, but instead in a tranquil state of security.

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Illegal alien who molested girl claimed he did not know “it was a bad crime”

Illegal alien who molested girl claimed he did not know “it was a bad crime”

Contrary to what President Bush claimed, family values often do stop at the Rio Grande for many illegal aliens. In addition to suppressing wages, bankrupting our hospitals, and over-crowding our jails and public schools, illegal aliens are preying upon our children.

In Operation Predator sweeps across the country conducted between 2003 and 2007, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents nabbed over 10,700 foreign national child molesters. Many of these predators had been previously convicted of other crimes, and many had already been deported once. The number of predators apprehended in the sweeps actually only represent the tip of the iceberg.

In fact, a study conducted by the Violent Crimes Institute found that between 1999 and 2006, there were nearly 1,000,000 sex crimes committed in the United States by illegal aliens.

Using U.S. Department of Justice, immigration, as well as state and local law enforcement data, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute determined that there are no less than 240,000 illegal alien sex offenders inside the U.S.

It is no secret that the bulk of this country’s illegal alien population hails from Mexico…It is also no secret that Mexico has a notoriously misogynistic culture, where the crimes of rape and child molestation are nearly never prosecuted.

However, that unspoken culture which seems to simply accept the abuse of women and children can also be found in official Mexican law.

As has been earlier reported, the age of sexual consent throughout most of Mexico (19 states and Mexico City) is 12-years of age.

Article 177 of the Mexican Federal District Penal Code discusses “sexual abuse” and punishment of other acts referred to as “unintentional” acts –“who without purpose of reaching copulation, performs a sexual act with a person under 12 or a person that has no capacity of understanding the meaning of the act or that for any reason cannot resist it, or that demands that such act is observed or performed, will be punished with 2 to 7 years in prison”.

In addition to Mexico City, the age of consent is 12 years old in the following Mexican states:

-Aquascalientes

-Baja California Sur

-Campeche

-Coahuila

-Guanajuato

-Guerrero

-Hidalgo

-Jalisco

-Michoacan

-Morelos

-Nayarit

-Oaxaca

-Puebla

-San Louis Potosi

-Sonora

-Tabasco

-Tamaulipas

-Yucatan

-Zacatecas

The age of consent is 13 years old in Nuevo Leon and 14 years old in the seven remaining Mexican states.

While rape is a serious crime in the United States, many Mexican nationals cannot understand why they are prosecuted on this side of the border. Often, a small payment of $10 to $20 to the victim´s family will settle the matter back in Mexico.

Unfortunately, the attitude towards having sex with little girls is carried with many Mexican men as they cross into this country.

An example of this attitude can be found in Mexican national Diego Lopez-Mendez, who pled guilty in 2006 to sexually assaulting a 10 year old West Virginia girl. Through an interpreter, he told the court: “In the pueblo where I grew up girls are usually married by 13 years old….I was unaware of the nature of the offense or that it was a bad crime.”

Of course, when discussing the issue of illegal immigration, this dirty little secret is never talked about by our politicians, nor is the impact that such an attitude towards the abuse of children could have on this nation by offering amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals.

The next time someone tells you that illegal immigration is a ‘victimless crime,‘ remind them of the children whose lives will never be the same.

Until our politicians gain the courage to actually defend our border…Keep your children close!

Considering the fact that the Obama administration has no real desire to actually defend our border with Mexico, the crisis can only worsen.

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TO IGNORE THE FACTS DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACTS.

TO IGNORE THE FACTS DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACTS.

by Johan P. Prinsloo

There are certain facts about South Africa that tend to be ignored or denied. People do not like hearing the truth, because they prefer living in a dream world of make-believe, but its time to wake up.

An opposition party is a body that consists mainly of people with experience in political affairs, because they have seats in parliament and have experience as active role-players in National and Local Governance.

It is a fact that when the ANC were handed the reigns in 1994 they had ZERO experience and ZERO knowledge of Politics, Democracy or Governance at any level. They were no more than a militant terrorist tea-club put in power to run a FIRST-WORLD COUNTRY.

Nowhere, never in the history of the World had a revolutionary, militant, rebel, terrorist, communist organisation taken over a country and continued its success or turn it into a success. In every single case where terrorists / “freedom fighters” had taken control of a country, they destroyed it.

The New SA is a typical African country on its way to revolution, bankruptcy, anarchy and total collapse.

The infrastructure is destroyed, because it has not been maintained since 1994. Our Railway services are destroyed, because the most overpaid person on Earth, Maria Ramos, sold all the assets to make the books look good, but by the time she left there was nothing left to sell, little income and the SA Railway services was destroyed, leaving us without even that rail infrastructure.

The Energy / Electricity supply is failing, because it has not been maintained or upgraded to keep up with the outrageous growing demand since 1994. Two weeks ago ESKOM the main (only) supplier of energy in the country publicly admitted that they had lost the battle and cannot meet the energy demands of the country. Another example of incompetent uneducated inexperienced fools taking over a well-oiled first world machine and driving it into the ground, besides having robbed it bankrupt.

Health Services is failing, because it has not been maintained since 1994 and from the outset it was given to incompetent uneducated fools to manage.

The whites who possess the knowledge and experience and work ethic to do the work, because they had been doing it for 400 years were removed from their positions and replaced with uneducated, ignorant, inexperienced, fools who do not possess the loyalty, the dedication or the work ethic to do the work.

Less than 6 million people carry the total tax burden of a population officially quoted as 50 million, but unofficially estimated at anything ranging from 70 million to as high as 150 million.

Less than 5% of all residents in all Municipal districts pay for services.

10% of the population is carrying the other 90%, while those in power are squandering 90% of the money taken from that 10%.

The New SA is an upside down pyramid that has to fall over. It cannot remain standing. It HAS to fall.

Educational standards were deliberately dropped and an educational system that built this country and delivered world-class professionals in all fields and at all levels was exchanged for a pathetic picture based based so-called Outcomes Based Educational system. Without proper educational standards from the first grade to the highest post-graduate level, a country is rendered infertile and barren with no future.

Our dams have never been maintained, the motors needed to open the sluices at some of the major dams have been stolen, the foundations of some of the dams damaged beyond repair, the dam walls are nearing the end of their lifespan with no back-up to replace it with. It is suicide living below any dam in the New SA.

There is not a government department that is not either bankrupt or virtually bankrupt. This regime is bankrupt, this country is virtually bankrupt, mostly due to mismanagement by ignorant uneducated inexperienced fools and their theft, fraud and corruption.

The banks are bankrupt and the inflation rate is a pathetic joke, because everyone with even the least bit of sense realises that our inflation rate is at least 10 times what government says it is.

All Government and semi-state institutions are in complete and utter chaos, inefficient, ineffective and incapable of coping with or doing their work.

Notwithstanding the fact that the regime is discriminating against the white minority with transformation policies that PROHIBIT whites from entering the job market and whites are being laid off to make room for uneducated, unqualified, inexperienced blacks.

By 2014 blacks must be the majority shareholders of all companies, whether founded and built by whites or not and even family businesses.

It is a fact that whites are being dispossessed and disowned. Whites are being denied their “Constitutional rights” and their citisenship is being limited. The regime is trying to making life impossible for whites.

Notwithstanding the above, blacks are still unsatisfied with whites being in any position or being allowed in any kind of business. This dissatisfaction is a driving force behind the revolution. Even members of the ruling party frequently make public statements openly expressing their hatred of whites. Members of parliament have on occasion told whites to leave the country if they are unhappy, obviously because we are not wanted.

There are many, many examples of revolutionary videos, articles, movements and calls for the public to rise up against the Regime. This is being done so openly that articles are published in newspapers, black revolutionaries are stirring the pot on their Facebook walls on blogs and in YouTube videos. Numerous journalists and political analysts have warned about the revolution headed our way. This is Africa, therefore the standard symptoms and signs of revolution do not apply. Here it will not be the middle class rising up against the state, but the poor ignorant masses being abused by self-serving militant communists.

The regime is undoubtedly aware that the revolution will not come from the disarmed white minority population and that it is being driven by the black populous, spearheaded by middle-class and super rich blacks. Notwithstanding this knowledge the regime is not lifting a finger to gain the support of the white minority and allowing the white population to be victimised, murdered, harassed and terrorised by militant terrorist blacks.

Many official internationally accepted aspects of genocide are openly being perpetrated against the white minority, yet not a single opposition party, let alone the regime itself, says anything about it. Genocide Watch upgraded the New SA to level 6 Genocide, out of a possible 8 levels. Not a single newspaper, radio station or television network has said a word about it, but perhaps for Radio Pretoria to a limited extent due of legal restrictions. Something strange is happening. Even the leaders of the numerous volkstaat movements are denying the looming revolution.

At the same time the Broers are occupying the minds of a sector of the white population with an ideal of an elitist super Afrikaner-Broer volkstaat, while also being deliberately blind about the coming revolution. The people leading the volkstaat ideology openly object to anyone, like myself, warning people and informing people about the coming revolution and one has to question WHY? If you scroll down my wall you will see those arguments thrown at me, because they the volkstaat Broers do not want people to know whats coming. It obviously does not suite their exclusive elitist self-preservation ideologies.

One has to question why the media, the liberals, the opposition parties and the volkstaters are ignoring the looming signs of revolution and collapse. One has to question why people want to promise the Afrikaner-Broers a promised land of freedom and self-governance, while denying any signs of a civil war? One has to question why the world is being told of a genocide against the Afrikaners and Boers, while ignoring the other non-Afrikaner whites being murdered, while at the same time denying a looming civil war and economic collapse?

With reference to the volkstaat lets consider a few facts being deliberately ignored.

It is a fact that the Boer Republics officially ceased to exist on 31 May 1902, with the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging. A new British colony, the Union of South Africa, was subsequently established, in which the Transvaal and the Orange Free State became provinces along with the Cape and Natal. The Boer republics AGREED to come under the sovereignty of the British Crown. It is a fact that the Boer Republics were lost because the Boers themselves laid down their arms and gave it to Britain by having signed it away. That is a fact, like or or not. The BOERS signed away the Boer Republics and no one can ever go back on that. Signatories for the Government of the South African Republic, Schalk W. Burger, F.W. Reitz, Louis Botha, J. H. de la Rey, L.J. Meyer, and J.C. Krogh. For the Government of the Orange Free State, C.R. de Wet, J.B.M. Hertzog, C.H. Olivier and WCJ Bebner.

With the advent of the Republic of South Africa on 31 May 1961 the boarders of the Republic were laid down and recognised world-wide. This time the British signed away the entire United territory of South Africa by which a new Internationally recognised Independent Republic was established. It is a fact that the Boer Republics are gone forever, because the BOERS THEMSELVES signed it away willingly, so live with it.

This is Africa. While we may ignore the fact, nothing in Africa works the way it does anywhere else in the World. Africa has its own rules, they make their own new rules as they go along, and always to suite them and their needs and wants.

To change any Act takes no less than five years, lately anything between five and ten years. For a Volkstaat to be established numerous pieces of Legislation would need to be amended and drafted, which would not be possible within the next 15 to 25 years. The volkstaat would also require serious considerations in terms of the Constitution, which would certainly extend that period.

Before the volkstaat could be negotiated they would need to define exactly where this volkstaat would be, which is a major obstacle, because even to this day the promoters of the volkstaat are still arguing and asking where perhaps it could be.

They would need to set the criteria for qualification as a citisen of the volkstaat, which thus far excluded anyone not of the so-called ethnic genetic pool, strictly Afrikaans speaking, strictly Christian (probably only those belonging to the three mainstream Afrikaans Broederbond churches), etc. They have not even given any consideration to those qualifying members of the super-race living in old-age homes, retirements villages, land owners that would need to try and get their land sold and restart everything from scratch in the Shangri-La, because quite frankly they could not be bothered with those people, as long as they themselves could flee to their holy land and be safe, because that is all that matters to them.

Now consider the following. Since 1994 the SA farmers have been demanding that their land be bought for the purpose of redistribution to blacks, but they the white Afrikaner-Broers are expecting to just be given this massive area of land without having to pay for it at current market prices, right? In Africa, right? Yeah right.

Before the Broers could get their volkstaat, they would need to negotiate that the large yet-to-be-identified section of the independent sovereign Republic of South Africa be given away (or sold to them). This would require that COSATU, the DA, the SACP, the ANC, the ANCYL, AZAPO, and every other political grouping in the country agrees to it. At the very least a special Referendum would need to be called and the majority of the country would need to agree to this. Without the approval/agreement of the majority of the owners of the country, which means the citisens of this country, this will never happen. Now the whites are 3 million, of which only about 30,000 could possibly qualify according to these special ethnic genetic language and christian criteria, while at least 20 million people are on the voters’ roll? Perhaps I just cannot do maths. We could ignore these facts, but unfortunately it remains facts they choose to ignore or keep quiet about. Only once that is done would the rest of the World consider recognising this new Broer Shangri-La.

“Nothing is impossible, but some things are just highly unlikely” – my late eldest brother Pieter Willem Prinsloo

Also remember this, the very Afrikaners opposed the Referendum calling for us to break away from Britain and become a Republic in 1961 and the referendum was almost lost, but for a tiny number of votes.

Then the next referendum was to decide about allowing blacks into government with everything that went with it. Well as I recall it was won quite comfortably with the help of huge Afrikaner support.

Then in 1995 Nelson Mandela pulled a Rugby jersey over his shoulders and the Afrikaners cheered him and thought heaven had descended upon this great land. In FACT he stole their hearts and bought their souls in the name of their one TRUE god, Rugby.

Then just a few months ago the DA won their hearts, their support and their votes, while they shunned their own Afrikaner parties? Those that chose not to vote gave their tacit support to the ruling party, the ANC, while they could have supported one of their own Afrikaner parties, like the Freedom Front, which was the only viable option and which I chose to support myself. Those who voted for the DA supported the same land reform policies as that of the ANC? They also supported the ex-leader of the BLACK SASH, Helen Zille. They always have some sneering remarks about the Jews, but yet they chose to support a Jew above their own? Yet now they want a volkstaat without Jews, without English, Portuguese, Greeks, Germans, etc?

It is a fact that Africans are wanting to claim Africa for Africans only. They want to get rid of ALL whites on this continent and they succeeded in every other country in Africa.

It is a fact that the SA whites are under threat, not just the Afrikaans speaking or the so-called Boers. This is a fact we could choose to ignore, but it certainly does not change the fact.

It is a fact that in 1994 the Republic of SA was given away by Afrikaners. It is a fact that those Afrikaners qualify for Boer Status, whether we like to admit it or not. Just like the Boers signed away the Boer Republics the Boers signed away the old Republic of SA.

When Women Attack

Arrests in female rapists probe

DETECTIVES investigating a spate of kidnappings and sex attacks on male hitchhikers by female rapists have made three arrests.

Police seized 31 used condoms with semen after a chance breakthrough when a suspect vehicle was involved in an accident in Lower Gweru.

More than a dozen attacks, thought to be for ritual purposes, have been reported mainly in the Midlands and Masvingo provinces. A few more attacks have been reported in Harare and Mashonaland West.

Midlands police chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Charles Makono said officers at an accident scene had their suspicions aroused when three women, including the girlfriend of the vehicle’s driver, approached them with an odd request.

“They wanted the officers to allow them to collect a stash of used condoms which were located in the boot of the vehicle,
” said Chademana.

The three women, named as Rosemary Chakwizira, 24, Sophie Nhokwara, 26, and Netsai Nhokwara, 24, all from Mkoba 4, Gweru, were immediately arrested along with the male driver on suspicion of multiple counts of indecent assault.

The driver also faces culpable homicide charges after the fatal accident in which a pedestrian was run over and killed.

Now police are asking for victims to come forward to an identity parade to pick their attackers. Police also hope to match the semen to some of the victims through DNA testing.

Typically, male hitchhikers on Zimbabwe’s main highways are offered a lift. The drivers are sometimes male, but usually female.

The hitchhikers are then drugged – sometimes by having a cloth with a mystery substance pulled over the faces or through an injection – before they are driven to dark spots or safe houses where the attacks occur.

The victims are forced to be intimate with the female attackers, sometimes without protection, but where a condom is used, semen is collected.
Victims are typically stripped of their possessions before being dumped by the roadside.

In October last year, police chief Augustine Chihuri was forced to address the unusual crimes, warning that the rapists would be would “professionally dealt with accordingly without fear or favour”.

“Let me warn all social miscreants who are soiling the country’s social fabric, cultural norms and values by perpetrating abominable and weird activities of women sexually molesting men, sometimes at gunpoint, to stop the practices forthwith,” he warned.

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The Narrow Definition Of Rape

Rape Definition Too Narrow in Federal Statistics, Critics Say

By ERICA GOODE

— Thousands of sexual assaults that occur in the United States every year are not reflected in the federal government’s yearly crime report because the report uses an archaic definition of rape that is far narrower than the definitions used by most police departments.

Carol Tracy said at a meeting in Washington that federal figures failed to portray the extent of sexual assaults accurately.

Many law enforcement officials and advocates for women say that this underreporting misleads the public about the prevalence of rape and results in fewer federal, state and local resources being devoted to catching rapists and helping rape victims. Rape crisis centers are among groups that cite the federal figures in applying for private and public financing.

“The public has the right to know about the prevalence of crime and violent crime in our communities, and we know that data drives practices, resources, policies and programs,” said Carol Tracy, executive director of the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, whose office has campaigned to get the F.B.I. to change its definition of sexual assault. “It’s critical that we strive to have accurate information about this.”

Ms. Tracy spoke Friday at a meeting in Washington, organized by the Police Executive Research Forum, that brought together police chiefs, sex-crime investigators, federal officials and advocates to discuss the limitations of the federal definition and the wider issue of local police departments’ not adequately investigating rape.

According to the 2010 Uniform Crime Report, released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, there were 84,767 sexual assaults in the United States last year, a 5 percent drop from 2009.

The definition of rape used by the F.B.I. — “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will” — was written more than 80 years ago. The yearly report on violent crime, which uses data provided voluntarily by the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies, is widely cited as an indicator of national crime trends.

But that definition, critics say, does not take into account sexual-assault cases that involve anal or oral penetration or penetration with an object, cases where the victims were drugged or under the influence of alcohol or cases with male victims. As a result, many sexual assaults are not counted as rapes in the yearly federal accounting.

“The data that are reported to the public come from this definition, and sadly, it portrays a very, very distorted picture,” said Susan B. Carbon, director of the Office on Violence Against Women, part of the Department of Justice. “It’s the message that we’re sending to victims, and if you don’t fit that very narrow definition, you weren’t a victim and your rape didn’t count.”

Steve Anderson, chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, said that the F.B.I.’s definition created a double standard for police departments.

“We prosecute by one criteria, but we report by another criteria,” Chief Anderson said. “The only people who have a true picture of what’s going on are the people in the sex-crimes unit.”

In Chicago, the Police Department recorded close to 1,400 sexual assaults in 2010, according to the department’s Web site. But none of these appeared in the federal crime report because Chicago’s broader definition of rape is not accepted by the F.B.I.

The New York Police Department reported 1,369 rapes, but only 1,036 — the ones that fit the federal definition — were entered in the federal figures. And in Elizabeth Township, Pa., the sexual assault of a woman last year was widely discussed by residents. Yet according to the F.B.I.’s report, no rapes were reported in Elizabeth in 2010.

In a recent survey by the Police Executive Research Forum, almost 80 percent of the 306 police departments that responded said that the federal definition of rape used by the Uniform Crime Report was inadequate and should be changed.

Greg Scarbro, the F.B.I.’s unit chief for the Uniformed Crime Report, said that the agency agreed that the definition should be revised and that an F.B.I. subcommittee would take up the issue at a meeting on Oct. 18.

“Our goal will be to leave that meeting with a definition and a mechanism,” Mr. Scarbro said. But he noted that law enforcement agencies would have to support any change.

A more comprehensive definition of rape is used by the National Incident-Based Reporting System, or NIBRS, started in 1988 to address deficiencies in the Uniform Crime Report. But that system covers 28 percent of the population and has not gained wide traction as a reporting method. If the F.B.I. does adopt a broader definition, law enforcement agencies — especially those that use the federal standard in their own counts — may find themselves explaining a sudden increase in reported rapes.

“You can’t ignore the politics of crime,” said Charles H. Ramsey, commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department and the president of the police research forum, who backs changing the federal definition.

“With the new definition, it’s going to dramatically change the numbers,” Commissioner Ramsey said. Police chiefs will then need to explain to the public that the increase represents an improvement in reporting, rather than a jump in actual numbers of sexual assaults.

The Chicago Police Department uses a definition of sexual assault laid out by Illinois statute. Currently, the Uniform Crime Report does not include any rape statistics from Chicago; a footnote in the report says that the city’s methodology “does not comply with the Uniform Crime Reporting Program guidelines.” The Chicago department plans to start reporting the subset of rapes that meet the federal definition to the F.B.I., said Robert Tracy, chief of crime control strategies.

Tom Byrne, chief of detectives in Chicago, said at the meeting earlier in the day on Friday, “If we conformed to the U.C.R. definition, technically we’re going to be taking rapes off the books.”

The gap between the federal counts and the real numbers reported to the police may be most apparent in small towns, said Robert W. McNeilly, police chief in Elizabeth Township, just outside Pittsburgh.

“When we have a sexual assault in a small town, people know about it, people talk about it,” he said. “But when the U.C.R. report comes out at the end of the year and we report zero rapes, I think we lose credibility.”

In some cases, however, police departments contribute to the problem. The Baltimore Police Department made sweeping changes in the way it dealt with sexual assault after The Baltimore Sun revealed last year that the department had been labeling reports of rape as “unfounded” at a rate five times the national average.

The problem, Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said, was rooted in the attitudes and lack of understanding of officers toward rape and rape victims.

“We didn’t just suddenly veer off the road and strike a tree — this was a very long process that led to this problem,” Commissioner Bealefeld said.

After making changes, the department saw an 80 percent reduction in “unfounded” classifications. But because they had been misclassified, Commissioner Bealefeld said, those cases never appeared in the Uniform Crime Report.

“When you unfound those cases, you take it off your U.C.R. numbers, as though they never occurred,” he said.

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Muslims Bully Jews Out of Swedish Town. Praise Allah!

When she first arrived in Sweden after her rescue from a Nazi concentration camp, Judith Popinski was treated with great kindness.

She raised a family in the city of Malmo, and for the next six decades lived happily in her adopted homeland – until last year.

In 2009, a chapel serving the city’s 700-strong Jewish community was set ablaze. Jewish cemeteries were repeatedly desecrated, worshippers were abused on their way home from prayer, and “Hitler” was mockingly chanted in the streets by masked men.

“I never thought I would see this hatred again in my lifetime, not in Sweden anyway,” Mrs Popinski told The Sunday Telegraph.

This new hatred comes from Muslim immigrants. The Jewish people are afraid now.”

Malmo’s Jews, however, do not just point the finger at bigoted Muslims and their fellow racists in the country’s Neo-Nazi fringe. They also accuse Ilmar Reepalu, the Left-wing mayor who has been in power for 15 years, of failing to protect them.

Mr Reepalu, who is blamed for lax policing, is at the centre of a growing controversy for saying that what the Jews perceive as naked anti-Semitism is in fact just a sad, but understandable consequence of Israeli policy in the Middle East.

While his views are far from unusual on the European liberal-left, which is often accused of a pro-Palestinian bias, his Jewish critics say they encourage young Muslim hotheads to abuse and harass them.

The future looks so bleak that by one estimate, around 30 Jewish families have already left for Stockholm, England or Israel, and more are preparing to go.

With its young people planning new lives elsewhere, the remaining Jewish households, many of whom are made up of Holocaust survivors and their descendants, fear they will soon be gone altogether. Mrs Popinski, an 86-year-old widow, said she has even encountered hostility when invited to talk about the Holocaust in schools.

“Muslim schoolchildren often ignore me now when I talk about my experiences in the camps,”
she said. “It is because of what their parents tell them about Jews. The hatreds of the Middle East have come to Malmo. Schools in Muslim areas of the city simply won’t invite Holocaust survivors to speak any more.”

Hate crimes, mainly directed against Jews, doubled last year with Malmo’s police recording 79 incidents and admitting that far more probably went unreported. As of yet, no direct attacks on people have been recorded but many Jews believe it is only a matter of time in the current climate.

This turn of events in Malmo, Sweden is but a microcosm of Europe as a whole, and the unchecked Muslim immigration that is turning European cities into Middle Eastern-like ghettos, where Western ideas and culture are abhorred, Jews are harassed, and terrorist activities are plotted.

Look at the numbers. 5 years ago, in 2005, 85% of all European population growth came from Muslims. In Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Netherlands one in four people are Muslim. In Marseille, Brussells, and Bradford, UK one in five. In London, Paris, and Copenhagen one in ten. These numbers are staggering. In Brussels, Belgium the top seven baby boys’ names recently were Mohamed, Adam, Rayan, Ayoub, Mehdi, Amine and Hamza. In London the most popular baby boy name is…Mohammad. Unbelievable. And take a look at Savile Town in West Yorkshire, England. It is entirely Muslim. Experts predict that the current European Muslim population will double by 2015, and by 2050 will comprise the majority of people in Europe.

If you live until then, expect a Europe united under ruthless Sharia law where Islam reigns above everything Western, and that includes Christianity and personal freedom. Expect a Europe whose cities resemble the trash heaps of Baghdad, Kabul, and Tehran. Expect a Europe no longer friendly to America. Expect a Europe where the Bible is banned and the burka is commonplace. Expect a Europe where Islamic thuggery like this in Sweden have free reign to persecute infidels wherever they may be. Expect a Europe where events like the Paris riots, the Danish cartoon protests, and the terrorist rallies against Pope Benedict will be all too common. Ahhh, the religion of peace. A “piece” of an infidel here. A “piece” there.

Just like Muammar Gaddafi said…

“We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe – without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.”

I’m afraid he may be right.

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