Military Sexual Predators Lawsuit

 

Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur
The Young Turks Network
March 11, 2012

 

 

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Military Sexual Assault Litigation Press Update

 

The following is a collection of the reporting concerning the Military Sexual Assault Litigation filed on March 6, 2012 in U.S. District Court by Susan Burke on behalf of eight sailors and Marines  who reported being sexually assaulted, harassed and/or abused at the Marine Barracks in Washington D. C.

 

Defense Faces Lawsuit from Sexual Assault Victims, Government Executive, March 7, 2012

Speier Critical over Military’s Handling of Rape, KGO-TV, March 7, 2012

Alleged Rapes Lead to Suit, Columbia Daily Tribune, March 7, 2012

8 Women File Lawsuit, Accuse Military Of Having ‘High Tolerance For Sexual Predators In Their Ranks’, Huffington Post, March 6, 2012

8 Women Allege Rape, Harassment in Military Lawsuit, USA Today, March 6, 2012

Plaintiff in Rape Lawsuit Speaks Out, WAVY.com, March 6, 2012

Women Sue Military For Being Incredibly Rapey, Jezebel, March 6, 2012

Eight Women Allege Rape, Retaliation in U.S. Military, Reuters, March 6, 2012

U.S. Military Must Change How it Deals with Rape, Lawmaker Says

 

Michael Muskal
Los Angeles Times
March 7, 2012

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier on Wednesday castigated the U.S. military for its policies in dealing with rape and sexual assault and repeated her call for legislation to fix a system she said was broken.

In a floor speech, Speier (D-Hillsborough) called for passage of her legislation that would move rape and assault investigations out of the normal chain of command and put them in the hands of an impartial office. Her speech came in the same week that eight current and former members of the U.S. military filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging they had been raped, assaulted or harassed while serving, and that were targeted by superiors after reporting the attacks.

The Pentagon has repeatedly deplored sexual assaults and has insisted that it has no tolerance for such attacks. In December, it announced a new policy that gives those charging a sexual assault the option of a quick transfer to another unit or installation. The Defense Department has also stepped up training in handling such cases and in preventing assaults.

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