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TAMPA - A 21-year-old woman told police Saturday that a man grabbed her off Howard Avenue and raped her behind a building during the Gasparilla festivities.

But officers investigating the case arrested her after learning she had an outstanding warrant from her teenage years for failure to pay restitution.

She spent the next two nights in jail.

...

Adding to the mother's ire is her claim that a jail nurse prevented her daughter from taking a second dose of emergency contraception prescribed by a nurse at a clinic as part of a rape examination. The jail nurse, said the mother and the victim's attorney, denied the medication for religious reasons.

Source.

This has actually left me speechless. I will formulate something to say about it eventually, though at the moment all I can muster is rage...hell I'll just let that out now. These trifling lowlife motherfuckers had the lack of common human decency to actually lock a rape victim up, and then to make matters worse, the prison nurse refused to release prescribed medication because it was against her religion?! WHAT THE FUCK? And since the woman was in jail she couldn't go anywhere else to get the pill. Lovely.

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kjpepper
Jan. 30th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
What.


The.


Flying.


Fuck.
kjpepper
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
oh and BTW, icon love. "I'm never gonna get it! Never! AAAAUGH! *headpiano*
17andinsane
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
reboot icon! <3
cjs1981
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
something is seriously wrong with these folks in Florida.
sofvckinghot
Jan. 31st, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
right
They just want her to have a baby so they can take custody and promptly LOSE the baby, now knowing where the baby is and sh!t like so many other children lost somewhere in FL. :((
denim_queen
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
welcome to the future.
senecasaurus
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
no.
freezer
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
If I saw something this fucked up on Law & Order, I'd change the channel.
xayeidemon
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
You probably will. The show's "ripped from the headlines" and all.

What a shame. I suppose it'd be too much to ask the prison nurse to raise the kid if the woman did end up pregnant, huh?
kittikattie
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
That would be too much like logic.
innocencelost
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
I'd keep watching cause I'd want to see what Jack would do to make them pay!
senecasaurus
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Jack McCoy would grind their bones to make his bread.
tea_and_vinyl
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
I agree with this.
black_berry623
Jan. 30th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Jack McCoy: Original Gangsta since 1991
ashatay
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
It'd be SVU so Casey would probably be working the case.
innocencelost
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Oo OOOOOO, combined efforts from both!

yes I watch all series (minus that dumb jury spinoff)
sweetwhispers
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:29 am (UTC)
but isn't Olivia back on the show now, or am I all behind?? I don't too much care for Casey...she aiiight....

acidcookiegirl
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Guess you didn't see the ep where the "abortion" doctor kept a girl from aborting by:
a) Saying she had a fever and had to come back when she was "better"
b) Delaying the scheduling of the abortion so she'd be past the legal deadline.

So the girl being a scared teenager along with her BF beat the fetus to death. Turns out the doctor set up a clinic for the sake of keeping girls from having abortions. Uh oh.....and now I need to go have a drink.
kittikattie
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
See, that's some utter BULLSHIT.
evendeeper
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
hm...another reason why people don't trust cops...fuck a warrant, this woman was brutilized physically, and now emotionally...what if she ends up pregnant from that rape, then what?
innocencelost
Jan. 30th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
The rape was the priority and they blew it.

I hope she'll be alright.

Oh somebody should catch hell for this batch of bull...

Figures, they probably asked for advice from a MAN.
ponygirl118
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, that poor woman...
bitsofmymind
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
That is disgusting.
17andinsane
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
this is why i am a feminist. we still have a long way to go.
littleeva
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Why wasn't I surprised to see this was in Florida?
kicksandcake
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
ahhhhh what the fuck??? i cannot WAIT to get the hell out of Florida!
donthurrycurry
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
1. It was Gasparilla so the dumb ass cops were probably DRUNK, like everyone white else in the city is from sunrise until Monday... and then again the following weekend.

2. Reason #5,910 why I don't participate in the Gasparilla madness. (Yay Pirates??? NO.)

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sunshineyellow
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
slashdot?
sunshineyellow
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
sorry, i was thinking of a different site.
gal_montag
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
You know what? I don't give a fuck what your religion is, but if you are a health care professional your job is to *help* people, not fuck them over with your religiosity. It is so disgusting that a person who is religious enough to deny EC is apparently not religious enough to believe that a raped woman should be protected rather than punished.
sunshineyellow
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
I actually want to go down to Florida and beat these people.
obsidianeyes
Jan. 30th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
This right here


Why I intend to keep being a difficult woman
witchsistah
Jan. 30th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
toodani
Jan. 30th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
at the very very VERY least....the nurse should have provided her with an alternative nurse/employee/whatever, that could administer her medicine. People are ok with allowing doctors and nurses to not give BC because the nation has not chosen a side. This is what pro-choice is about. Letting a woman choose wether or not she wants to have a baby. She didn't even get to choose wether or not to have sex, and now a complete STRANGER is deciding that this woman MUST science determine whether or not to give her a baby. Fuck that. Charge the nurse with rape. Assault. Neglect. Stupidity. Something. This story is spirit-killing.
deedee_dancer
Jan. 30th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
*sigh*
stagger_lee77
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
*smh*

i have no words for this type of atrocity.
acidcookiegirl
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
Here's to hoping this sets some precedent for a lawsuit on people doing this type of shit, these anti-abortion/contraception people only seem to give a shit about the pweshus baybee not giving a shit that that unwanted child might rob them at gunpoint 15-20 years later.
sweetwhispers
Jan. 31st, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
This is sick, sad, and anger-inducing.

wow.....

just.

wow.
angelofsaturn
Jan. 31st, 2007 07:04 am (UTC)
I am so incredibly violently angry at this moment that I can't even see anything but bright blood red.

Religious reasons my motherfucking ass.
You knew what your job description was when you got hired.
Don't pull this shit unless you are personally gonna raise this child.



*urge to kill rising*



seanpadilla
Jan. 31st, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Florida truly *is* the penis of America.
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