Monday, February 18, 2008

Victim Rights Rally In Seattle And Elsewhere Tomorrow


WHAT: Victim's Rights Rally

WHEN: Tuesday, February 19, Noon (Gather at 11:50am)

WHERE: King County Courthouse, 516 - 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA (check link below for other locations)

WHY: Sexual assault is the most under-reported crime. Yet when survivors do report, often times they are re-victimized by the criminal justice system. This includes victim blaming, language restrictions, barring victim's testimony and prejudicial authorities.


Come with posters that display such sayings as:

Victims have a right to be believed. Victims have the right to a fair and speedy trial. Victims have a right to be respected.

HISTORY: A shocking decision was made by prosecutors in Nebraska who were unable to prosecute Pamir Safi after the Judge ruled out too much evidence to continue the case. The third trial was slated to begin February 19 against Safi who had been arrested for raping three women. One of these women was Tory Bowen whose case drew national attention after Judge Cheuvront barred her from using terms including rape, sexual assault, date rape drugs, and sexual assault nurse examiner in her testimony.

It is time for an even BIGGER and BOLDER presence to remind the courts that victims have rights too! Tory's case is just the tip of the iceburg when it comes to injustice in the courtrooms that victims face every day. We will NOT TOLERATE THIS KIND OF TREATMENT ANY LONGER!

A note from Tory Bowen: It is time to take my case as a galvanizing moment - for victims should not be victims of the courts! The courts can not protect their states and citizens by executing 'justice' the way they did in my case. These things happen every day. It is up to us to let the courts know, that we won't take it anymore.Thank you for your participation! Together we WILL make a difference.

You can also email them: Info at PavingTheWay dot net

Shatter the Silence of Sexual Violence!

Hat tip: Allegory of the Cave

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 6:21 PM   2 comments links to this post


At February 18, 2008 7:32 PM, Blogger Sicily Sue said...

Thanks for this post!

I just got off the phone with the news stations. I think we wil have the media there for sure.


At February 18, 2008 10:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be donuts?


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