LAWSUIT FILED IN FEDERAL COURT SEEKING
JUSTICE FOR FEMALE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN MILITARY - JUDGE TO
RULE IN MATTER OF WEEKS - PENTAGON HIDES
BEHIND ODIOUS FERES DOCTRINE - RUMSFELD
AND GATES NAMED AS DEFENDANTS - LET'S
HOPE PFC LAVENA JOHNSON DIDN'T DIE IN VAIN

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Things have gotten so bad for women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, they stand a better chance of being raped and assaulted by fellow soldiers than being killed in the combat zone.

And what happens to females who blow the whistle on these attacks? Oftentimes they are retaliated against for speaking out, as if they were somehow to blame for being victimized. It's an outrage.

We're not talking about the small percentage of military women who are false accusers, seeking to "get over or get even," complaining of nonexistent crimes. The number of genuine sexual assaults against females in uniform continues to climb.

LAWSUIT FILED IN FEDERAL COURT

Susan Burke, a top-notch Washington attorney, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of 28 former service members who say they were harassed, sexually-assaulted and raped while on active duty.

One of them, former Coast Guard Seaman Kori Cioca, said when she went to her superiors to complain about a rape, she was called a liar and threatened with court martial.

"Intimidation tactics are used all the time," said Burke, explaining that many perpetrators are confident they won't be punished. "In some cases, they've even been promoted," she said.

RUMSFELD AND GATES NAMED IN SUIT

Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California just introduced legislation to improve oversight of sexual assaults in the military. She deserves our thanks and support for what is called - STOP - The Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act.

Both Speier and Burke mean business. In her lawsuit, Burke has named former defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates as defendants.

The Pentagon is hiding behind a 61 year-old law called the Feres Doctrine, which bars current or former service members from suing the government for injuries sustained during military service.

"I don't want to predict what the judge (Liam O'Grady in U.S. District Court, Alexandria, Va.) will do, but we expect a ruling on this issue in the next few weeks," Burke said.

LAVENA JOHNSON RAPED AND MURDERED

Sadly, any ruling pro or con will be too late for Army PFC Lavena Johnson (see "related stories box" below). She was brutally raped and murdered in Iraq in July 2005.

This crime is perhaps the ultimate example of sexual violence unpunished.

Johnson was shot in the head, bitten and bruised all over her upper torso, nose broken, eye socket fractured, her teeth punched inwards, and lye poured into her genitals. At some point, her body was set afire, but the flames quickly went out.

So what do you think the Army said happened? Her parents were told Lavena committed "suicide" because she was "depressed." Oh? Then can they tell us what did she do first? Pour a caustic substance on her body, or shoot herself in the head?

The "suicide" lie is absolutely ludicrous.

Someone got away with murder, and if we don't crack down now on this epidemic of sexual assaults against women, Lavena won't be the only female killed in such a horrible way.

Let's make sure PFC Johnson didn't die in vain.

 

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