>Violated All Over Again

>If you get raped in Philadelphia, and your case goes before Teresa Carr Deni, you’d better pray she likes you. Otherwise, she may not take your case seriously at all. If you’re a prostitute, regardless of whether the circumstances indicate that what happened was clearly gang rape at gunpoint, she’ll just call it armed robbery because you didn’t get paid.

The worst part of this was her attitude. The judge had no problem saying “Why waste taxpayers’ money for what some people consider an occupational hazard? There are enough sympathetic victims without wasting time on prostitutes who ask for trouble, right?”

It’s not about goddamn sympathy. It’s about what happened. If these four men did this to her, they will do it to others. Do we want to be all nice and give them a break just because we didn’t like the victim?

Yeah, I agree that prostitution is a dangerous job, but rape is rape.

I wish I had more to say, but I’m too mad.

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