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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.

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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?
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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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