Minnesota attorney general claims rape victims risk letting rapists walk over talking to police

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ST. PAUL, MN –Rape is a crime that is probably the most dehumanizing, controlling, and violent act that could ever be perpetuated on another human being other than murder.

Apparently not to Antifa-sympathizing Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who doesn’t believe police should respond to such cases. Such is the state of criminal justice in our country.

In order to successfully assist the victim in these cases, it is crucial to immediately get them some form of counseling and medical treatment.  For successful prosecution of the cases, a sexual assault kit must be utilized at a licensed medical center within a very short time frame. 

Once that is completed, that kit must be sent to the state labs to be processed and searched for traces of evidence in order to identify (if needed) the assailant and bring that person to justice. 

Apparently, those steps are not necessary in the eyes of Democrat Ellison, who does not believe that police should respond, let alone, be notified in cases of rape, but rather a mental health counselor should handle the case. Seriously.

And this guy is the leading criminal justice official in the State of Minnesota. 

Ellison, the former Democratic National Committee vice chairman, believes that women do not want law enforcement notified after they are raped.  In a Zoom meeting between he and Rep. Karen Bass (D-MN), Ellison said  :

“If you’re a woman who’s been a victim of a sexual assault, and the assailant ran away, wouldn’t you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with what you’re dealing with, as opposed to somebody whose main training is that they know how to use a firearm?  Right?” 

Apparently, Ellison is very ignorant on what it takes to become a law enforcement officer and is not aware of any of the advanced training schools officers, especially sex crimes detectives, are required to attend. 

 

Ellison apparently does not know that officers attend training sessions all over the United States that are specific to investigating and dealing with sex crimes. 

He’s not aware that some of these classes even have mental health counselors present in order to help the detective empathize and help the victim through every stage of the process in the investigation. 

He evidently does not realize that one of the first things that an officer does, in most agencies, is put that victim in touch with a victim advocate, if not the detective, that can assist and even hold the hand of the person victimized in such a traumatic way.  Apparently in Ellison’s world, cops just know how to carry a gun.

Now, to be fair, Ellison does not specifically say that he does not believe that police should never be called to investigate a sexual assault if the suspect fled and got away, but it certainly is implied. 

Even if Ellison did not mean that officers should not respond, by the time they would, crucial evidence in the case could be lost forever, which would lead to far less arrests and convictions in rape cases. 

Perhaps it’s because Ellison himself has been charged with assault related to a domestic incident in 2016, according to a report filed by NBC News

It would seem that either Ellison has no clue what is going on, has no empathy for victims of rape who want to see the suspect arrested and convicted so they cannot harm anyone else, or simply hates law enforcement so much that he is willing to find another way to defund police.  Whatever the reason, he is clearly a danger to public safety in Minnesota. 

A person who had been victimized by rape in the past and survived in a tweet: 

“Having been raped, I didn’t feel safe until I knew that the perpetrators were caught and was grateful for the police.  Also, it was the police who directed me to community resources to help with the trauma and therapeutic resolutions.  The ignorance of this man is insulting.” 

Law Enforcement Today is willing to bet, this ‘victim’ is not alone when it comes to wanting law enforcement involved at the onset of an investigation. 

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This Democrat state representative from Alabama didn’t mince words when it came to his opposition to an abortion ban in his state.  And now he’s facing fierce backlash over it from both sides of the political aisle.

He is Rep. John Rogers. And in opposition of the bill, he stated “some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.”

The bill was overwhelmingly approved by the Republican-controlled House in Alabama. It would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy, unless if the woman’s health was at risk. It does not make exemptions for rape or incest.  The bill passed with a 74-3 vote and will now advance to the state Senate.

Those behind the legislation hope the battle will carry on to the United States Supreme Court.  They’re encouraging justices to revisit the landmark Roe v Wade decision of 1973 that legalized abortion.

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said.

 

He went on to say some children who face abortion could be “retarded” and “half-deformed.”

He received significant backlash for the comments.

 

The bill has brought emotionally charged debate.

“The heart of this bill is to confront a decision that was made by the courts in 1973 that said the baby in a womb is not a person,” said Republican Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur.

Republicans in the chamber applauded it after it was approved after more than two hours of debate. Collins said the ban was likely to be struck down by lower courts, but the goal is to get it to the Supreme Court anyway.

 

Democrats in the Alabama house didn’t have the numbers to stop the bill, so they walked off the floor. They said the proposal was “fiscally irresponsible”, because it would cost the state money for what could be an expensive legal fight that could be spent on other things instead.

Democrat Rep. Louise Alexander said the choice to give birth to a child should be left up to a woman, and argued the decision shouldn’t be made on the floor of the Alabama Legislature.

“You don’t know why I may want to have an abortion. It may be because of my health. It may be because of many reasons. Until all of you in this room walk in a woman’s shoes, y’all don’t know,” Alexander said.

House Democrats tried to amend the bill to add an exemption for rape and incest, but it was voted down – 72 to 26 to table the proposed amendment.

“They would not even allow an exception for rape and incest. … What does that say to the women in this state,” said House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels.

According to Collins, adding exemptions would weaken the intent of the bill given that it’s purpose is to challenge Roe. She argued that if states regain the ability to decide abortion access, Alabama lawmakers could come reconvene to decide what exemptions to allow.

The bill brought a heated crowd opponents and supporters to the House gallery.

There was a group of abortion clinic escorts who wore their rainbow-colored vests.

Then there was a demonstrator who was arrested on disorderly conduct charges after shouting “dumb,” trying to write on the glass window overlooking to the House chamber and then throwing paint at legislative security officers.

Rep. Rolanda Hollis, a Birmingham Democrat turned to poetry. 

Hollis read a poem that attacked Republicans’ embrace of gun rights but not abortion rights, and later referred to the state as “Ala-Backwards.”

The bill itself compared legalized abortion to history’s greatest atrocities, including the Holocaust.

Tuscaloosa Republican Rep. Rich Wingo is a supporter of the bill.  He likened abortion to murder and read statistics that estimate that there have been 60 million abortions since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision.

“I believe this chamber, this body, will never make a greater decision than today… protecting the life of an unborn child,” Wingo said.

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