Posted October 04, 2018 05:12:24 A trial for a rape suspect is not a trial for the victim.
A rape victim’s testimony is not enough evidence to convict her.
Yet, prosecutors and judges in New York City and Los Angeles are using the evidence in a rape trial to try to convict a man of raping a 16-year-old girl, a practice known as “exclusionary rape.”
New York City District Attorney Cyrus Vance is prosecuting a rape case against James O’Brien, who was arrested in January 2016 and charged with rape and forcible sodomy.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Vance is not the only prosecutor in New Jersey who is using the rape kit to try a rape defendant.
In December, a judge in Newark ordered a rape victim to testify at a trial of a man who was charged with raping a 14-year old girl, and she has agreed to do so.
On Friday, the New York State Attorney General’s Office said it would file a lawsuit challenging the use of the rape kits in New Orleans and Newark.
“Exclusionary sexual assault is an abhorrent, inhumane, and inhumane crime, and prosecutors and defense attorneys have a duty to ensure that victims’ testimonies are not used to shield defendants from justice,” said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in a statement.
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie has also come out against the use in rape cases.
“The victims of rape are the ones who are going to suffer the most,” Christie said in a September statement.
“It is their right to make their own decisions and their right not to have their rape kits taken by those who want to hide the truth.
But if prosecutors and court officials are truly committed to the safety and dignity of our community, they must be willing to look at the evidence that we are presenting to them and make a decision on how to proceed.”
In a report released this month, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, an advocacy group that works on issues of criminal justice reform, said that New York’s practice of using rape kits to try sex offenders, and New Jersey’s use of them to try sexual offenders in rape trials, are unconstitutional.
The ACLU said that it was “deeply concerned” by the use and abuse of rape kits and that the New Jersey Department of Corrections should stop it.
There are other rape kits that have been used in rape trial, such as those of sex offenders who have been convicted.
As for the practice of excluding victims from the prosecution of sex offenses, that practice is also illegal.
“The United States Supreme Court has made clear that the use or threat of rape, whether physical or emotional, is a serious criminal offense, and that its prohibition does not extend to the exclusion of the accused from the proceedings in criminal trials,” the ACLU said in its report.
(The ACLU did not respond to a request for comment.)
In New Jersey the use, sale and possession of rape evidence is still legal.
However, some experts say that the practice is not as legal as prosecutors claim it is, and some women have told the New Yorker that they have been excluded from trial because of the issue.
Rape victim: Exclusionary Rape Is a Scandal article Posted September 26, 2018 12:40:25 The New York Times reported that a rape survivor was excluded from a rape prosecution in Newark, New Jersey.
She was convicted of rape and other charges and sentenced to more than a year in prison, but she did not testify.
A woman named Lisey O’Keefe, who has been living in Newark for the past five years, told the newspaper that she was not told by the judge that she would be excluded from the trial because she was the one who testified.
It was a shocking accusation that has raised questions about how prosecutors are using rape evidence in rape prosecutions.
This is the first time that a woman has publicly accused a judge of having a “rape shield” on her rape trial.
An attorney for the woman told the Newark Star-Ledger that the judge had “made a very conscious decision not to let anyone else testify,” according to the newspaper.
Lisey said she has no idea why prosecutors have chosen to exclude her from the case.
O’Keefe said she did tell her story because she believed it was important for women to know that they can be heard in rape proceedings.
[She] said that her testimony will help ensure that other women have access to the truth and justice.
I am also hopeful that the public will stand up and demand justice, she said.
We need to make sure that people in our society know that we will protect them in any way possible, and we will make sure they are represented appropriately.
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