So, here are some cheerful statistics for you: According to RAINN, about 60% of rapes aren’t reported. In those cases, there’s about a 51% chance that the 40% of reported rapes will have an arrest made. There’s an 80% chance of prosecution. And, given various factors including conviction and sentencing, there’s only about a 16.3% chance that someone who commits rape will serve time for that rape. Meaning: If we factor in the rapes that go unreported, only 6% of rapists ever serve time. EVER.
Gee, it sounds like making sure that rape accusations are taken seriously, and pursued to the full extent of the law, in all cases, is a pretty important issue, for progressives!
Meanwhile, here are some facts: A man has been accused of rape by two separate women. He fled the country in which he was accused. He is fighting extradition, so that he won’t have to go back to that country and face charges — even though there are spectacularly low rates of conviction for accused rapists, he just doesn’t think that he should have to go through the system, for whatever reason. And you know who’s posting bail for him?
F**king progressives. That’s who. Including one man who has, for some years now, served as one of the most prominent and recognizable faces of the American left, filmmaker/rabble-rouser/all-around champion of the Truth and the Little Guy, Michael Moore. He’s put $20,000 hard, cashy dollars on the line, so that Julian Assange, white male left-wing darling, will be able to get out on bail despite posing a substantial and acknowledged flight risk, and despite the fact that he evidently is working to avoid facing the charges of his accusers.
That's from a post Sady did at Tiger Beatdown. Michael Moore, if you missed it, can't defend the women but can attack them and smear their names.
The whole thing reminds me of Mumia. He was a 'gift' (Michael Moore) to the left then he wrote that book in 2003 or 2004 and what does he do in the book, this big lefty? He writes something like, "Come on, we all know Mumia's guilty."
This was his way of helping? And then when called on it, he tried to weasel his way out of it.
It wasn't a joke and it wasn't funny. Mumia's on death row and for Michael Moore to declare that 'we all know' Mumia murdered someone.
That's what he does, he takes up causes and then tosses the victims onto the wood pile. This happens over and over. I'm so sick of him.
And I'm sick of Terry Gross. Yesterday on Fresh Air, she had on a man and a woman -- and that would be 50 - 50 were it not for the fact that she has only interviewed women 24% (that's probably a generous estimate) of the time.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot"
Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Chaos and violence continue, one of the world's Big Six oil conglomerates reportedly was in talks with Tehran, Nouri had to assure the US that he'd pay his GE bill in 2009, Nouri gets his hands on the oil-for-food money, Iraqi Christians remain targeted as do Shi'ite pilgrims, and more.