Pentagon Reports Over 19,000 Sexual A...

Pentagon Reports Over 19,000 Sexual Assaults in Military for FY2010

There are 3 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Sep 17, 2012, titled Pentagon Reports Over 19,000 Sexual Assaults in Military for FY2010. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

April 20, 2012

Nancy Parrish

On Friday of last week, the Department of Defense issued its Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military. First conducted in 2004, this report has helped shine a light on the severity and scope of the crisis of rape in the US military. The disturbing statistics that have been reported include the stunning estimate that, in FY 2010, there were 19,000 sexual assaults among Active Duty personnel.

The 2011 report validates our worst fears. The data shows that the military's handling of sexual assaults is getting worse, much worse. Charges, courts-martial and convictions plummeted, but there is absolutely no indication that sex crimes decreased.

But while the report is extremely troubling, of even greater concern is the Pentagon's determined effort to confuse and misinform the public about its own findings.

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Texian

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#1 Sep 17, 2012
so-called "men" who ignore others of our gender we KNOW are pervs and sicko's may want to scoff and down-play how often our females are assaulted and worse :(... the women are NOT always fooled by the LIES we men tell them and to each other ... here is but just one such horrific 'case-in-point'...

"US Marine Lt. Ariana Klay puts face to this abysmal statistic. According to Klay, she was gang raped by fellow service members. One of her perpetrators was among the 191 in the 2011 report "convicted" last year. He spent 45 days in the brig for adultery and indecent language, was paid $7,000 a month while incarcerated and no mark was left on his permanent record. The second perpetrator was granted complete immunity to testify against the defendant, Klay."

... that is part of the article IF you bother to read it beyond the headline and intro.

Texian

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#2 Sep 17, 2012
here is an "update" with the U.S.A.F.'s "plan" to get this problem 'under control', whatever that really means will have to be seen in the Future and I hope it actually benefits women THIS time!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/201...

Texian

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#3 Sep 17, 2012
Carolyn, knowing how much you enjoy reading "official" documents I went ahead and looked up the actual reports for you and others to download for yourself to read at your leisure.

They are from the DoD's (Dept of Defense) own 'task force' on this ...
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) is responsible for oversight of the Department's sexual assault policy. SAPRO works hand-in-hand with the Services and the civilian community to develop and implement innovative prevention and response programs.

http://www.sapr.mil/index.php/annual-reports

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