Posts Tagged ‘police’

What Does It Mean That Al Gore’s Accuser Saved Her Pants?

Of all the excuses offered to doubt the Portland masseuse who has accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her in 2006, this is the saddest: She kept the pants.

Rape Coverage and The New York Times‘ Daddy Issues

I really appreciated this recent New York Times piece detailing the ways in which New York City police fail to adequately respond to rape reports. I also appreciated its companion story, which highlighted the experiences of four women who reported their rapes to the police, only to have their cases dismissed, their assaults downplayed, and [...]

Groping Victim: A Prompt Assault Report Does Not Guarantee A Prompt Police Response

In response to the commenter who thought that her story perpetuated the "myth" that sexual assault victims are too traumatized to report their assaults promptly to police, Fairfax groping victim Emily Ruskowski wants to clarify that she did report her grope to police promptly after her 1 a.m. assault—and was told to wait until the [...]

March Is Public Transit Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Local anti-sexual harassment resource Holla Back D.C. has declared March "Public Transit Awareness Month" in order to "focus on public sexual harassment on our public transportation in the DC metro area." I'm inclined to support this occasion for the following reasons:

Gay Crime Log: Cell Block Assault Edition

The GLLU, MPD’s Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit, serves the District’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. Last week in police activity related to the GLBT community—including an assaulter who assault, and assaults, and assaults—below.
MAKING IT WORSE. FRIDAY, MARCH 6 at MIDNIGHT. The GLLU responded to a club at 1800 Half Street SW when they [...]

Tony Hunter Suspect Robert Hannah Arrested

18-year-old Robert Hannah was arrested yesterday in relation to the death of Tony Randolph Hunter. Last week, D.C. police secured an arrest warrant charging Hannah with Voluntary Manslaughter in Hunter's death. The case is still not classified as a hate crime, police say. According to a press release:
Of particular interest to members of the GLBT [...]