I blogged about the court martial against Cassandra Hernandez where the 3 men she accused of raping her were given immunity in that case in exchange for testifying against her during her trial for having sexual contact with those men. She stopped cooperating with the rape investigation once she became convinced that her claims were no longer being taken seriously.
Thankfully, the Air Force has dropped the charges possibly due to how bad this case made the Air Force look to those who are concerned about those raped by other servicemen.
Charged with committing indecent acts after refusing to testify against a man she had accused of rape, only to see those charges later dropped, a female airman said Friday that she is no longer sure about a career in the Air Force.
"I do respect the fact that they've tried to correct the things they've done wrong," Airman 1st Class Cassandra Hernandez said in a statement released by her attorneys. "As a result of what happened this week, it does give me more hope in the system. I don't completely trust the system now."
I don't blame her for not completely trusting the system since this change may not reflect an overall change in direction. When institutions mess up royally like the Air Force did in this case, we need to keep drawing attention to the problems.
If organizations won't do the right thing because it is right, then we need to encourage them to do the right thing because doing the wrong thing brings unwanted attention.