Monday, September 08, 2008

Palin Police Department billed RAPE VICTIMS for cost of their OWN RAPE KITS

I thought I had heard it all about James.Dobson.In.A.Dress.

I was wrong.

Hat tip: DailyKos

From OpEdna Blog:

Wasilla Police Billed Sexual Assault Victims for Their Own Rape Kits

Of all of the things I’ve learned about Sarah Palin in the last week and a half, this has got to be the most disturbing. While Sarah Palin was serving as the Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the city charged victims of sexual assault between $300 and $1200 for their own rape kits. A rape kit is a sexual assault forensic evidence kit, used to collect DNA that can be used in criminal proceedings to assist in the conviction of those who commit sex crimes. The kit is performed as soon as possible after a sexual assault or attack has been committed. It is usually humiliating and uncomfortable for the victim–imagine enduring that and then paying $1200 just so that the criminal who assaulted you might be caught.

There are times when I believe, erroneously, that there is no low that this bunch won't sink to. And always, I'm wrong.


Original article is HERE.


Brian said...

But Rikyrah... that can't possibly be the case... because she's a feminist....right? (tongue firmly in cheek) :)

You have to laugh to keep from crying.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the actual crime stats for Wasilla?

Is Daily Kos going to find one woman who paid out of pocket for her rape kit?