Happy Mother’s Day!!! Hey, I have a great idea for Mother’s Day. Can we stop rape and sexual harassment? Wouldn’t that be a GREAT Mother’s Day present to all of the mothers out there?
From Nicholas Kristof:
(After a rape…) Her family rushed her to the hospital, where she endured hours of humiliating scrutiny as nurses collected a rape kit: DNA, hairs, fibers, anything that could be found on her body. The police took a statement from Natasha and picked up the rape kit from the hospital.
Then they did nothing. For years.
That was 1991. The Police Department here in Robbins, a struggling, low-income suburb of 5,000 people just south of Chicago, allowed rape kits to sit untested on the shelves. Officers don’t seem to have seriously investigated the assault, and the rapist got away with his crime — even as Natasha was tormented by it.
This is a crime that on top of a crime. How can you not even investigate this rape? I really and truly don’t understand. The folks in the Police Department in Robbins should be horse whipped. There is no excuse.