I am an attorney who represents immigrant victims of violence — some of the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our society. So it was a relief to read that Danford Grant will be headed to prison for his atrocious crimes [“Attorney Danford Grant pleads guilty to 5 counts of rape,” Local News,…More
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While sexual assault, harassment and rape are all crimes where perpetrators need to be prosecuted zealously, I don’t believe responsibility for punishing the perpetrators (or preventing the crimes) should rest with the university [“Victims of campus rape should be dialing 911,” Opinion, May 10]. If a murder occurred on campus, it would not be…More
Money can’t cure the damage I was appalled, angry and sick after reading the article [“Women sues after police didn’t buy rape claim,” page one, June 11]. This is the kind of story that keeps people who are raped from reporting it to the police. It’s one thing that they didn’t believe it to begin with,…More
Sen. Hatfield can’t be trusted As a child-rights advocate, I found the story on state Sen. Brian Hatfield hiding his son’s child-rape crimes from the public to be disturbing [“Senator failed to report sex abuse,” NWThursday, May 9]. Our elected officials are supposed to stand up for what’s fair and just in order to protect…More
Congress must work to end abuse Government officials must take serious immediate action to end sexual abuse within the military culture [“Editorial: Take steps to stop military sex abuse,” Opinion, May 11]. A friend of mine was training to be a marine and was the only woman in her unit of trainees. She once told me…More
Saratoga rapists should have been be treated like adults As a graduate of Saratoga High School, I was disgusted and outraged by the actions taken by the school [“Editorial: Renew help for sexual-assault victims,” Opinion, April 25]. Punishment for a gang rape by three students was being kicked off the football team. When I was a student…More