Sexual assault survivors criticize military culture, justice system

Mar 14, 2013 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.stripes.com

Rebekah Havrilla, a former Army sergeant and explosive ordnance disposal technician, told the Senate Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Personnel that when she sought counseling from an Army chaplain after being attacked, she was told that her rape was "God's will."

Later, after a friend found photos of Havrilla that the alleged rapist had taken during the attack and posted on the Internet, Havrilla went to Army investigators. The interview with the Criminal Investigation Command “was the most humiliating thing I’ve ever experienced.”

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Sterkfontein Swartkrans

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Rape is "god's will"?? The chaplain sounds like a typical GOP candidate!

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Sterkfontein Swartkrans wrote:
Rape is "god's will"?? The chaplain sounds like a typical GOP candidate!
You sound like a jerk off. Must be a democrat.

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Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>You sound like a jerk off. Must be a democrat.
Moron. Richard Mourdock is the Repub that said that.
serfs up

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Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Moron. Richard Mourdock is the Repub that said that.
Murderer!

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serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Murderer!
Not yet but you're getting up there on my list.

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Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Not yet but you're getting up there on my list.
technically, considering his brain dead state of being, i think you'd have a good shot at a euthanasia aquittal...

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I thought the military says that one of their main goals is to instill homor and discipline to our soldiers. considering the huge problems they are having with sexual assault, they seem to have totally dropped the ball in this regard.
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woodtick57 wrote:
I thought the military says that one of their main goals is to instill homor and discipline to our soldiers. considering the huge problems they are having with sexual assault, they seem to have totally dropped the ball in this regard.
There are problems in every corner of society. No matter what is taught to some people, they will continue to be animals. Also, now that the military has changed to the kindler gentler military, leaders can no longer smash those who commit these acts. This big "sensitive" change came about because too many people cried saying that little johnny and little susie were being treated too harshly. Entry standards were lowered to keep the masses happy. People cried "discrimination" becauase weak pathetic kids were denied entry into the service... Yea, liberals ran wild with that one. Yea, there are scumbags in the military.. just like your hometown.. and my hometown.. they are everywhere.

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WoW wrote:
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There are problems in every corner of society. No matter what is taught to some people, they will continue to be animals. Also, now that the military has changed to the kindler gentler military, leaders can no longer smash those who commit these acts. This big "sensitive" change came about because too many people cried saying that little johnny and little susie were being treated too harshly. Entry standards were lowered to keep the masses happy. People cried "discrimination" becauase weak pathetic kids were denied entry into the service... Yea, liberals ran wild with that one. Yea, there are scumbags in the military.. just like your hometown.. and my hometown.. they are everywhere.
So, rapes happen because people are too sensative?
And our military is filled with weak pathetic kids?

Go flush your scummy head in the toilet, you America hater. Then leave; go to Switzerland, or Tanzania, or somplace far away.

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WoW wrote:
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There are problems in every corner of society. No matter what is taught to some people, they will continue to be animals. Also, now that the military has changed to the kindler gentler military, leaders can no longer smash those who commit these acts. This big "sensitive" change came about because too many people cried saying that little johnny and little susie were being treated too harshly. Entry standards were lowered to keep the masses happy. People cried "discrimination" becauase weak pathetic kids were denied entry into the service... Yea, liberals ran wild with that one. Yea, there are scumbags in the military.. just like your hometown.. and my hometown.. they are everywhere.
yet the military's rape percentages blow away other sectors of society?

why can other people live an work with women without raping them?

and yes, the military certainly could "smash" offenders. they don't even bring them to trial. they have been trying to hush up this whole problem.

your world view has very little to do with reality...

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Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Moron. Richard Mourdock is the Repub that said that.
You are too stupid to understand. They dumbed down the schools to get people like you past the fifth grade!

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Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>You are too stupid to understand. They dumbed down the schools to get people like you past the fifth grade!
and you have shown all the intelligence ot never even make the cut for "Are yo smartrer than a fifth grader"...

just be glad someone changes the newspapers at the bottom of your cage and shut the hell up...

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Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>You are too stupid to understand. They dumbed down the schools to get people like you past the fifth grade!
I see your miniscule moronic brain is still stuck in BENGHAZIIIIIIIIII.

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Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I see your miniscule moronic brain is still stuck in BENGHAZIIIIIIIIII.
Sad that we have to carry people like her along for the ride, isn't it? in the olden days, they would have been the sabre tooth tiger fodder....

can we clone sabre tooth tigers?

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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Sad that we have to carry people like her along for the ride, isn't it? in the olden days, they would have been the sabre tooth tiger fodder....
can we clone sabre tooth tigers?
No, but it seems ignorant teabag troglodytes have no trouble cloning each other.

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Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>No, but it seems ignorant teabag troglodytes have no trouble cloning each other.
Its called childbirth. We don't abort our young. But with a little luck liberals will abort themselves out of existence within the next generation. The world will such a peaceful place.....

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okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Its called childbirth. We don't abort our young. But with a little luck liberals will abort themselves out of existence within the next generation. The world will such a peaceful place.....
no, that is not cloning...

be safe in your little bubble thinking it is only liberals aborting their babies... i know two uberconservative ministers' daughters who had abortions...i'd bet the political split in the US is jhust he same as the general population political split...

nice of you to try to politicize such a horrid procedure though...

let me guess, you're one of the grave dancers on the Benghazi issue..oh, that';s right, you are!! a jackass all around!

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woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, that is not cloning...
be safe in your little bubble thinking it is only liberals aborting their babies... i know two uberconservative ministers' daughters who had abortions...i'd bet the political split in the US is jhust he same as the general population political split...
nice of you to try to politicize such a horrid procedure though...
let me guess, you're one of the grave dancers on the Benghazi issue..oh, that';s right, you are!! a jackass all around!
Politicizing abortion? Sh1t fool. Liberals INVENTED that. Personally I could give a crap about the issue.

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okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Politicizing abortion? Sh1t fool. Liberals INVENTED that. Personally I could give a crap about the issue.
Ohhhh epic fail... you brought it up, dude...

run away now, little boy, run away...

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okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Politicizing abortion? Sh1t fool. Liberals INVENTED that. Personally I could give a crap about the issue.
Well bagger nut, why did you bring the off topic issue up on this thread?

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