Immigrant rights group files complain...

Immigrant rights group files complaint over jail assault

There are 6 comments on the Marshfield News-Herald story from Nov 15, 2013, titled Immigrant rights group files complaint over jail assault. In it, Marshfield News-Herald reports that:

A national immigrants' rights group on Friday filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking the agency to investigate the alleged rape of an undocumented Mexican national who was in the agency's custody.

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#1 Nov 15, 2013
Perhaps if rape wasn't a cultural way of life with most of these illegals, it wouldn't be so much of a problem.

Powder Springs, GA

#3 Nov 16, 2013
African American women had to endure the threat and the practice of sexual exploitation.

There were no safeguards to protect them from being sexually stalked, harassed, or raped, or to be used as long-term concubines by masters and overseers. The abuse was widespread, as the men with authority took advantage of their situation.

The main reason for the purchasing of slave women had definitely been for reasons that involved the slaveholder's sexual desires rather than the female's economic potential.

Therefore, while the plantation owners legitimatized themselves by asserting that planations provided for a benevolent, family-like system of slavery, slaves, on the otherhand, experienced quite the opposite.

Families don't rape their own young daughters.

Families, therefore, were not plantations, but were rather, inhumane excuses for agricultural profit that shaped the Southern black experience forever.

For nineteen-year-old Celia, a slave on a Missouri farm, five years of being repeatedly raped by her middle-aged owner was enough.

During the summer of 1850, Newsom purchased from a slave owner in neighboring Audrain County a sixth slave, a fourteen-year-old girl named Celia. Shortly after returning with Celia to his farm, Newsom raped her. For female slaves, rape was an "ever present threat" and, far too often, a reality. Over the next five years, Newsom would make countless treks to Celia's slave cabin, located in a grove of fruit trees some distance from his main house, and demand sex from the teenager he considered his concubine.

Celia approached Newsom's daughters, Virginia and Mary, asking their help in getting Newsom "to quit forcing her while she was sick." It is not clear whether either of the Newsom daughters made any attempt to intervene on Celia's behalf, but it is known that the sexual assaults continued. In desperation, Celia begged Newsom to leave her alone, at least through her pregnancy, but the slave owner was unreceptive to her pleas.

The Party Of Rape Culture: 40 Republican Rape Quotes Everyone Should Remember

Republicans are obsessed with rape. The foot-in-mouth disease carried by the party has revealed much about the current beliefs of conservatives and it has spread like a plague in just the last year or two, and as Republicans have continued to attack rape victims, they have united women like never before against their extreme anti-abortion agenda.

Republicans have been saying some really stupid things about rape and rape victims.

“We do need to plan ahead, don’t we, in life? I have spare tire on my car. I also have life insurance. I have a lot of things that I plan ahead for.”
-Kansas State Rep. Pete De Graaf, saying that women should plan ahead to be raped, August 2011.

We must take back state legislatures, governorships, and the House of Representatives away from the GOP. It is the only way to preserve the rights and freedoms that women have fought so long for. That includes the right to choose whether or not to end an unwanted pregnancy. Republicans have no right to make reproductive health decisions for women, especially since the great majority of those in the GOP making such laws to do so are men. That being said, women should resoundingly say ‘no’ to Republicans in 2014 and beyond until the GOP war on women is not only ended, but reversed. If Republicans ever want to hold public office again, they will abandon their anti-women agenda and their vile rhetoric. Until then, women will always remember in November.
Cordwainer Trout

Greensburg, KY

#4 Nov 16, 2013
Mayela conveniently disregards the sexual desire of the Black female slaves... much less controlled and civilized as with the White females. For special favors and treatment, the Black females commonly used their sexual natures. The female inclination to sense and seek out superior genetic qualities in their mates is even seen today. Black women are very often looking for White mates and have commonly rejected family life with Black males because of the animal viciousness shown here and in other nations by those elements.

The Democrat organization known as the Ku Klux Klan rejected this increasing miscegenation encouraged by the Democrat legislatures filled with uneducated Black males interested in raping and defiling White women. Black women saw this behavior and often welcomed the reestablishment of civil control brought by the Republican elements countering the sickness and depravity of the Democrat Reconstruction.

Powder Springs, GA

#5 Nov 16, 2013
When the guilty verdict was announced in the Steubenville rape case on Sunday, journalists had to figure out how they would frame the story. Perhaps because of the lack of details about the unnamed 16-year-old “Jane Doe” victim, the collective media narrative became centered on her assailants.

Stories about the case relied far too heavily on the public details about the defendants, 17-year-old Trent Mays and 16-year-old Ma’lik Richmond, to set up a sympathetic portrayal of two bright young football stars whose lives have been ruined by the criminal justice system. By emphasizing the boys’ good grades and bright futures, as well as by describing the victim as “drunk” without clarifying that the defendants were also drinking, many mainstream media outlets became active participants in furthering victim-blaming rape culture:

1. CNN discusses how the boys were “promising students.” The cable channel came under fire on Sunday after focusing their coverage on the two defendants as “young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students” and emphasizing the emotional atmosphere in the courtroom when the boys were convicted and felt “their lives fall apart.” Anchor Candy Crowley even interviewed a legal expert about the lasting ramifications that being convicted of rape will have on the young, vulnerable boys — noting that registering as sex offenders will “haunt them for the rest of their lives.”

2. ABC News makes excuses for the rapist. ABC ran a profile of Ma’lik Richmond, one of the two assailants, leading up to the trial. Its portrayal was quite positive; it began with an array of excuses for Richmond’s behavior, including that “he was in a celebratory mood” the night of the assault, and talks extensively about Richmond’s promising football career. Another article opened by describing the criminal proceedings as “every parent’s nightmare and a cautionary tale for teenagers living in today’s digital world”— though the actual problem was the crime of rape, not that it was caught on video.

3. NBC News laments the boys’“promising football careers.” Reporter Ron Allen opened up the NBC nightly news coverage of the Steubenville verdict by pointing out that the boys,“must now register as sex offenders.” It then went on to lament that “both boys had promising football careers, Mays a the quarterback, Richmond the receiver, on the beloved high school team and dreams of college. In court their lawyers and parents plead with the judge not to impose a harsh sentence.”

4. The Associated Press and USA Today stress that the victim was drunk. The first sentence of the AP’s story about the verdict identifies the victim as a “drunken 16-year-old girl,” and describes the defendants as “two members of the high school football team that is the pride of Steubenville.” The breaking news tweet did, too. Meanwhile, the first sentence of USA Today’s coverage also describes the victim as “drunken” and mentions that the assault took place at “an all-night party.”

5. Yahoo News says the victim has forced the town into an emotional situation. As the trial unfolded in the small town of Steubenville, OH, over the past several weeks, Yahoo News set up a clear narrative: The town is being torn apart from the pain over the fact that the boys might be punished, not from the outrage over the crime they committed. Yahoo’s story on the verdict was more of the same, describing the courtroom as “filled with sobbing and exhausting emotion” and the victim as “an intoxicated 16-year-old girl” in the first paragraph.

The two boys were each sentenced to at least one year in a juvenile detention facility and could remain imprisoned until they turn 21.“These are serious offenses,” the judge who handed down the verdict pointed out.“If they were convicted in an adult court of these charges, they would be spending many years in prison.”

Vero Beach, FL

#6 Nov 17, 2013
Once in U. S. custody she should have been protected. She should be able to sue.
juan is a dope

United States

#7 Nov 18, 2013
Juan wrote:
Once in U. S. custody she should have been protected. She should be able to sue.
She should have immediately been deported and while there at it they could round you up and deport you after a chip and dip that is...

Go commit seppuku pendejo.

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