Sexual assault or carjacking?

A long, yet very necessary post. Please read, please share.

Imagine for a moment that you are violently car jacked while waiting at a traffic light…

What’s the first thing you would likely do? Call 911 right?

Imagine if when the responding officer got there, he asked you what you were wearing when you got carjacked…

Imagine that he asked you why you bought the kind of car you purchased in the first place…

Imagine if he asked you why you felt the need to upgrade the stereo system or the tires or the trim of your car…

Imagine that this officer states that he can’t make any kind of arrest at this time because you may have wanted to be carjacked and they now have to prove that you DIDN’T want to be car jacked…leaving the carjacker free to do as he pleases, yet you’ve been personally traumatized…your future safety at risk…this person knows where you live now, they have your registration, your address…

but instead of an arrest they’ll refer you to the district attorney so that he or she can make a determination on whether or not you wanted to be carjacked…and whether or not enough evidence is there and you are a sympathetic enough victim,that would make it worth their time to even pursue. There’s a term called a “righteous victim” – look it up to be appalled.

Imagine that the carjacker hires an attorney and a private investigator, not because they can deny that the carjacking happened but that they want to prove somehow that you may have WANTED to be carjacked…or that the car jacker was confused and had mix signals about whether or not you wanted your car stolen…

Now Imagine your car jacker’s attorney asks to see the last 3-4 years of your PERSONAL medical records that are protected by HIPPA and your personal mental health records that are protected by the rape shield laws and every email/text/letter/draft/blog/social media posting you’ve ever made because there might be something in your life, in your past, in your existence that may suggest you lied, exaggerated, inflated, conflated or any negative thing that they could possible take out of your life, completely out of context and even though it has absolutely NOTHING to do with your carjacking…

but you are forced to hand it over or risk having your case thrown out…essentially being put in a position to HELP your perpetrator build a case against you or have the case dismissed altogether…

And even though your carjacker KNOWS he took your vehicle without your consent, even though he has taken MULTIPLE vehicles without consent and through the use of force or coercion and despite the fact that he has prior conduct for other carjacking… he still willingly puts you through a process that is more painful, more devastating and more invasive than the original crime itself…and there is nothing you can do about it because “that’s just the way it is”

Welcome to rape and sexual assault.

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