When is the justice system going to start speaking up for survivors? !?!
Yes, there are a lot of great rape cases with strong evidence where the victim is too afraid / traumatized or any other of a million other reasons why they don’t want to persue a criminal case. BUT. ..what about the MAJORITY of rape victims, which the District attorney office constantly refuses to press charges for, despite the victim’s dire want for justice? Those (I am am one of them )…those victims /survivors are unfortunately the majority of society.
When are the district attorney offices going to stand against the beliefs of rape culture and society, and attempt to gain justice for rape victims?
How are rape laws supposed to change if DA’S don’t persue the “tough cases”. The more “tough cases” they try, eventually, the more they will win. This will perpetuate more case law regarding rape, thus leading to more and more “tough case ” convictions (eventually. ..obviously it is going to be a struggle and a slow process, but it MUST start somewhere )
The way it stands currently, no one is looking out for victims. And victim advocates have EXTREMELY limated resources, connections, and are honestly not taken seriously. In my personal opinion, agencies only deal with them to “look like they are concerned ” when in reality, they are not.
It is high time for a change in the justice systems and in the sexual assault units. …when….when are rape victims going to be taken seriously?