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After learning details of the appalling treatment of a victim of rape in their hometown, Abbie J. Leavens and Kira Laffe write open letters to the survivor, the community and to the Police Chief of “America’s Hometown,” Charles City, Iowa (Blog Post 1 of 2)

February 5, 2013, 11:09 am — admin (Uncategorized)

This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication, infection ampoule riginally issued in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, order tooth 2013.  It is being re-printed, here,

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, India, who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, approved
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, approved
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, price
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, approved
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, price
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, prothesis
assault weapons and ammunition, sovaldi sale the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Clmore information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, approved
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, price
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, prothesis
assault weapons and ammunition, sovaldi sale the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Clmore information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.governor.ny.gov/2013/gun-reforms)   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, there assault weapons and ammunition, salve the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, sale
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, approved
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, price
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, prothesis
assault weapons and ammunition, sovaldi sale the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Clmore information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.governor.ny.gov/2013/gun-reforms)   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, there assault weapons and ammunition, salve the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, sale
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, medical
assault weapons and ammunition, Syphilis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
This statement is reprinted from it’s original publication in the Alliance Weekly Digest on January 3, neurologist 2013.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault Board and staff decry the fatal assault and gang rape of a young physiotherapy student in Delhi, internist India, this web who died 12 days later of her injuries.  We join the international community in condemning this unspeakably savage and senseless act, and in speaking out about violence against women and children worldwide.

We stand in solidarity with the courageous women and men in India who are gathering in public protest, and join our voice to theirs in calling for an end to victim-blaming.  The Alliance strives to understand the social norms and environmental and institutional factors that enable rape, and to address policies and environmental factors that promote and permit sexual violence to occur.

We envision a world free from sexual violence and seek justice through primary prevention.

To read more on the international discussion:

(Please note that coverage of this story may be triggering for some readers.  Read with care and seek support when needed)

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, cialis 40mg
assault weapons and ammunition, diagnosis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, side effects
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, mind
assault weapons and ammunition, this site
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, stomach
assault weapons and ammunition, rehabilitation
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, approved
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, price
assault weapons and ammunition, the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, prothesis
assault weapons and ammunition, sovaldi sale the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Clmore information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.governor.ny.gov/2013/gun-reforms)   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, there assault weapons and ammunition, salve the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, sale
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state. (For more information see: www.nygetinvolved.com )   In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, medical
assault weapons and ammunition, Syphilis
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.
The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault praises Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature’s quick action to close loopholes on guns and ammunition in this state.  In addition to supporting increased control of the sales of guns, rx
buy cialis assault weapons and ammunition, pills
the Alliance supported  the proposal to create a state-wide standard for review and determination of whether gun permit holders continue to be eligible for permits.  Many counties do not review issued permits despite conduct by a gun holder that might make him or her ineligible to legally possess a gun.

Sexual Assault is a crime of coercion.  The perpetrator can be a stranger, capsule
and acquaintance, or an intimate partner.  In every case, the presence of a gun increases the danger to the survivor.  In 10% of stranger rapes and 8% of rapes by ex-spouses, the offenders used a gun.  (Lawrence A. Greenfeld, Sex Offenses and Offenders: An Analysis of Data on Rape and Sexual Assault, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, February 1997, NCJ-163392) The Alliance joined others to back this legislation that will help to keep guns out of the hands of those who use them against victims of crimes and applauds Governor Cuomo for providing leadership on this issue.

Click here for more information on the NY SAFE ACT OF 2013.
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I had the fortune to fall into the law enforcement training representative for a sanctioned mission to the country of Jordan. We all understand that great opportunities in life often arise due to the misfortunes of others. This opportunity for me was born from one such instance, and I was going to make this memorable. I entered with the thought of leaving my knowledge and experience from my over 20 years of policing with the investigators of Jordan. However, it was me that left with the ultimate reward in the form of eight new friends. Friends that now share the common mission and experience, but it was three that shared so much more.

The goal of the mission was to train the Jordanian Police Family Protection Services in the difficult task of investigating gender based violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Topics included: the response to the crime scene, identifying and collecting evidence interview and interrogation, the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), emergency room treatment, and how to get the victim physical and psychological help. The team was put together on an ad hoc basis and all strangers to a degree, consisting of a medical examiner, an emergency room doctor, a sexual assault nurse examiner, social workers and a unit chief from a  prosecutor’s sex crimes division.
Two members of the Jordanian police department, Ahmad and Yusef, were assigned to “babysit” the team during it’s travels in and around the cities of Amman and Aqaba. I’ve been on similar assignments and believe me, I personally wouldn’t be happy about the detail. Cops like routines, they don’t particularly like change of assignments. We enjoy the action that comes with doing police work, not following strangers around, translating how much souvenirs cost or to show landmarks. It is the professional cop, that takes their orders with a spoonful of sugar and then does the best job possible. Not letting their displeasure show, not even in a facial expression. This situation for them was no different than any other assignment.

The initial introduction was met with the typical cop skepticism: Who are these people?, Why are they here?, Why do I have to watch them? and most importantly, When are they leaving? I know, because I would have asked my boss the same questions. There may have been complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction at some point in the discussion between them and their boss and especially amongst each other.

Ahmad and Yuseff were the team’s security and sometimes the tour guides. I’ve experienced the brotherhood of cops on so many levels-cops helping other cops, its what we do and it is what makes the profession great. This however, was my first experience with cops from a foreign country. They spoke little to no English, I spoke no Arabic. However, an undeniable experience took place. We didn’t share a language, customs, religion or even taste in food, but we had the strongest bond ever created, were cops. We didn’t know what each was saying or wanted, but it always worked out somehow. There was a sense of respect when I was introduced to other cops, even in the streets of Amman and Aqaba and the word “police” could be made out in the cacophony of spice salesman and car horns blowing.I learned one thing for sure: that no matter what race, color, creed, religion, national origin etc., cops are, they share that one remarkable and unbreakable bond. The bond that no other profession can share or tout. Phrases such as the “Thin Blue Line” or the “Blue Wall” really don’t do justice to what I experienced. I’m thinking more on the lines of the “Blue Brotherhood” or the “Blue Family.” A name or phrase that shows the international distinction between professional police officers.

You can read more of Joe’s work by visiting his personal blog site.


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Please continue to visit our blog in the following weeks to learn more about their trip.

A Law Enforcement Training Mission to Jordan and the Brotherhood of Cops – by Joe Giacalone

I had the fortune to fall into the law enforcement training representative for a sanctioned mission to the country of Jordan. We all understand that great opportunities in life often arise due to the misfortunes of others. This opportunity for me was born from one such instance, and I was going to make this memorable. I entered with the thought of leaving my knowledge and experience from my over 20 years of policing with the investigators of Jordan. However, it was me that left with the ultimate reward in the form of eight new friends. Friends that now share the common mission and experience, but it was three that shared so much more.

The goal of the mission was to train the Jordanian Police Family Protection Services in the difficult task of investigating gender based violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Topics included: the response to the crime scene, identifying and collecting evidence interview and interrogation, the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), emergency room treatment, and how to get the victim physical and psychological help. The team was put together on an ad hoc basis and all strangers to a degree, consisting of a medical examiner, an emergency room doctor, a sexual assault nurse examiner, social workers and a unit chief from a  prosecutor’s sex crimes division.
Two members of the Jordanian police department, Ahmad and Yusef, were assigned to “babysit” the team during it’s travels in and around the cities of Amman and Aqaba. I’ve been on similar assignments and believe me, I personally wouldn’t be happy about the detail. Cops like routines, they don’t particularly like change of assignments. We enjoy the action that comes with doing police work, not following strangers around, translating how much souvenirs cost or to show landmarks. It is the professional cop, that takes their orders with a spoonful of sugar and then does the best job possible. Not letting their displeasure show, not even in a facial expression. This situation for them was no different than any other assignment.

The initial introduction was met with the typical cop skepticism: Who are these people?, Why are they here?, Why do I have to watch them? and most importantly, When are they leaving? I know, because I would have asked my boss the same questions. There may have been complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction at some point in the discussion between them and their boss and especially amongst each other.

Ahmad and Yuseff were the team’s security and sometimes the tour guides. I’ve experienced the brotherhood of cops on so many levels-cops helping other cops, its what we do and it is what makes the profession great. This however, was my first experience with cops from a foreign country. They spoke little to no English, I spoke no Arabic. However, an undeniable experience took place. We didn’t share a language, customs, religion or even taste in food, but we had the strongest bond ever created, were cops. We didn’t know what each was saying or wanted, but it always worked out somehow. There was a sense of respect when I was introduced to other cops, even in the streets of Amman and Aqaba and the word “police” could be made out in the cacophony of spice salesman and car horns blowing.I learned one thing for sure: that no matter what race, color, creed, religion, national origin etc., cops are, they share that one remarkable and unbreakable bond. The bond that no other profession can share or tout. Phrases such as the “Thin Blue Line” or the “Blue Wall” really don’t do justice to what I experienced. I’m thinking more on the lines of the “Blue Brotherhood” or the “Blue Family.” A name or phrase that shows the international distinction between professional police officers.

You can read more of Joe’s work by visiting his personal blog site.


Team Jordan has returned to the states with plenty of stories they’d like to share!   This week, resuscitation we feature a blog post by Team Jordan member, Joe Giacalone, retired NYPD Detective/Sergeant, now Adjunct Professor for John Jay College – Criminal Justice Program.

Please continue to visit our blog in the following weeks to learn more about their trip.

A Law Enforcement Training Mission to Jordan and the Brotherhood of Cops – by Joe Giacalone

I had the fortune to fall into the law enforcement training representative for a sanctioned mission to the country of Jordan. We all understand that great opportunities in life often arise due to the misfortunes of others. This opportunity for me was born from one such instance, and I was going to make this memorable. I entered with the thought of leaving my knowledge and experience from my over 20 years of policing with the investigators of Jordan. However, it was me that left with the ultimate reward in the form of eight new friends. Friends that now share the common mission and experience, but it was three that shared so much more.

The goal of the mission was to train the Jordanian Police Family Protection Services in the difficult task of investigating gender based violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Topics included: the response to the crime scene, identifying and collecting evidence interview and interrogation, the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), emergency room treatment, and how to get the victim physical and psychological help. The team was put together on an ad hoc basis and all strangers to a degree, consisting of a medical examiner, an emergency room doctor, a sexual assault nurse examiner, social workers and a unit chief from a  prosecutor’s sex crimes division.
Two members of the Jordanian police department, Ahmad and Yusef, were assigned to “babysit” the team during it’s travels in and around the cities of Amman and Aqaba. I’ve been on similar assignments and believe me, I personally wouldn’t be happy about the detail. Cops like routines, they don’t particularly like change of assignments. We enjoy the action that comes with doing police work, not following strangers around, translating how much souvenirs cost or to show landmarks. It is the professional cop, that takes their orders with a spoonful of sugar and then does the best job possible. Not letting their displeasure show, not even in a facial expression. This situation for them was no different than any other assignment.

The initial introduction was met with the typical cop skepticism: Who are these people?, Why are they here?, Why do I have to watch them? and most importantly, When are they leaving? I know, because I would have asked my boss the same questions. There may have been complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction at some point in the discussion between them and their boss and especially amongst each other.

Ahmad and Yuseff were the team’s security and sometimes the tour guides. I’ve experienced the brotherhood of cops on so many levels-cops helping other cops, its what we do and it is what makes the profession great. This however, was my first experience with cops from a foreign country. They spoke little to no English, I spoke no Arabic. However, an undeniable experience took place. We didn’t share a language, customs, religion or even taste in food, but we had the strongest bond ever created, were cops. We didn’t know what each was saying or wanted, but it always worked out somehow. There was a sense of respect when I was introduced to other cops, even in the streets of Amman and Aqaba and the word “police” could be made out in the cacophony of spice salesman and car horns blowing.I learned one thing for sure: that no matter what race, color, creed, religion, national origin etc., cops are, they share that one remarkable and unbreakable bond. The bond that no other profession can share or tout. Phrases such as the “Thin Blue Line” or the “Blue Wall” really don’t do justice to what I experienced. I’m thinking more on the lines of the “Blue Brotherhood” or the “Blue Family.” A name or phrase that shows the international distinction between professional police officers.

You can read more of Joe’s work by visiting his personal blog site.


Team Jordan has returned to the states with plenty of stories they’d like to share!   This week, clinic we feature a blog post by Team Jordan member, Joe Giacalone, retired NYPD Detective/Sergeant, now Adjunct Professor for John Jay College – Criminal Justice Program.

Please continue to visit our blog in the following weeks to learn more about their trip.

A Law Enforcement Training Mission to Jordan and the Brotherhood of Cops – by Joe Giacalone

I had the fortune to fall into the law enforcement training representative for a sanctioned mission to the country of Jordan. We all understand that great opportunities in life often arise due to the misfortunes of others. This opportunity for me was born from one such instance, and I was going to make this memorable. I entered with the thought of leaving my knowledge and experience from my over 20 years of policing with the investigators of Jordan. However, it was me that left with the ultimate reward in the form of eight new friends. Friends that now share the common mission and experience, but it was three that shared so much more.

The goal of the mission was to train the Jordanian Police Family Protection Services in the difficult task of investigating gender based violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Topics included: the response to the crime scene, identifying and collecting evidence interview and interrogation, the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), emergency room treatment, and how to get the victim physical and psychological help. The team was put together on an ad hoc basis and all strangers to a degree, consisting of a medical examiner, an emergency room doctor, a sexual assault nurse examiner, social workers and a unit chief from a  prosecutor’s sex crimes division.
Two members of the Jordanian police department, Ahmad and Yusef, were assigned to “babysit” the team during it’s travels in and around the cities of Amman and Aqaba. I’ve been on similar assignments and believe me, I personally wouldn’t be happy about the detail. Cops like routines, they don’t particularly like change of assignments. We enjoy the action that comes with doing police work, not following strangers around, translating how much souvenirs cost or to show landmarks. It is the professional cop, that takes their orders with a spoonful of sugar and then does the best job possible. Not letting their displeasure show, not even in a facial expression. This situation for them was no different than any other assignment.

The initial introduction was met with the typical cop skepticism: Who are these people?, Why are they here?, Why do I have to watch them? and most importantly, When are they leaving? I know, because I would have asked my boss the same questions. There may have been complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction at some point in the discussion between them and their boss and especially amongst each other.

Ahmad and Yuseff were the team’s security and sometimes the tour guides. I’ve experienced the brotherhood of cops on so many levels-cops helping other cops, its what we do and it is what makes the profession great. This however, was my first experience with cops from a foreign country. They spoke little to no English, I spoke no Arabic. However, an undeniable experience took place. We didn’t share a language, customs, religion or even taste in food, but we had the strongest bond ever created, were cops. We didn’t know what each was saying or wanted, but it always worked out somehow. There was a sense of respect when I was introduced to other cops, even in the streets of Amman and Aqaba and the word “police” could be made out in the cacophony of spice salesman and car horns blowing.I learned one thing for sure: that no matter what race, color, creed, religion, national origin etc., cops are, they share that one remarkable and unbreakable bond. The bond that no other profession can share or tout. Phrases such as the “Thin Blue Line” or the “Blue Wall” really don’t do justice to what I experienced. I’m thinking more on the lines of the “Blue Brotherhood” or the “Blue Family.” A name or phrase that shows the international distinction between professional police officers.

You can read more of Joe’s work by visiting his personal blog site.


Team Jordan has returned to the states with plenty of stories they’d like to share!   This week, clinic we feature a blog post by Team Jordan member, Joe Giacalone, retired NYPD Detective/Sergeant, now Adjunct Professor for John Jay College – Criminal Justice Program.

Please continue to visit our blog in the following weeks to learn more about their trip.

A Law Enforcement Training Mission to Jordan and the Brotherhood of Cops – by Joe Giacalone

I had the fortune to fall into the law enforcement training representative for a sanctioned mission to the country of Jordan. We all understand that great opportunities in life often arise due to the misfortunes of others. This opportunity for me was born from one such instance, and I was going to make this memorable. I entered with the thought of leaving my knowledge and experience from my over 20 years of policing with the investigators of Jordan. However, it was me that left with the ultimate reward in the form of eight new friends. Friends that now share the common mission and experience, but it was three that shared so much more.

The goal of the mission was to train the Jordanian Police Family Protection Services in the difficult task of investigating gender based violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Topics included: the response to the crime scene, identifying and collecting evidence interview and interrogation, the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), emergency room treatment, and how to get the victim physical and psychological help. The team was put together on an ad hoc basis and all strangers to a degree, consisting of a medical examiner, an emergency room doctor, a sexual assault nurse examiner, social workers and a unit chief from a  prosecutor’s sex crimes division.
Two members of the Jordanian police department, Ahmad and Yusef, were assigned to “babysit” the team during it’s travels in and around the cities of Amman and Aqaba. I’ve been on similar assignments and believe me, I personally wouldn’t be happy about the detail. Cops like routines, they don’t particularly like change of assignments. We enjoy the action that comes with doing police work, not following strangers around, translating how much souvenirs cost or to show landmarks. It is the professional cop, that takes their orders with a spoonful of sugar and then does the best job possible. Not letting their displeasure show, not even in a facial expression. This situation for them was no different than any other assignment.

The initial introduction was met with the typical cop skepticism: Who are these people?, Why are they here?, Why do I have to watch them? and most importantly, When are they leaving? I know, because I would have asked my boss the same questions. There may have been complaints and expressions of dissatisfaction at some point in the discussion between them and their boss and especially amongst each other.

Ahmad and Yuseff were the team’s security and sometimes the tour guides. I’ve experienced the brotherhood of cops on so many levels-cops helping other cops, its what we do and it is what makes the profession great. This however, was my first experience with cops from a foreign country. They spoke little to no English, I spoke no Arabic. However, an undeniable experience took place. We didn’t share a language, customs, religion or even taste in food, but we had the strongest bond ever created, were cops. We didn’t know what each was saying or wanted, but it always worked out somehow. There was a sense of respect when I was introduced to other cops, even in the streets of Amman and Aqaba and the word “police” could be made out in the cacophony of spice salesman and car horns blowing.I learned one thing for sure: that no matter what race, color, creed, religion, national origin etc., cops are, they share that one remarkable and unbreakable bond. The bond that no other profession can share or tout. Phrases such as the “Thin Blue Line” or the “Blue Wall” really don’t do justice to what I experienced. I’m thinking more on the lines of the “Blue Brotherhood” or the “Blue Family.” A name or phrase that shows the international distinction between professional police officers.

You can read more of Joe’s work by visiting his personal blog site.

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Trigger warning: Content regarding sexual assault.

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To the woman who was brave enough to report her sexual attack, dosage

I believe you.

I am sure the morning of July 14 won’t leave your memory for as long as you live, disorder
and I’m sorry that when you showed your body to Officer Todd Smith he, instead of using his position of authority and power to help you, vocalized his doubt and felt he had any right to question the longevity of the bruises on your body. You placed your trust in the very institution we are taught is there to serve and protect us. You did the right thing. Officer Todd Smith did not.

I grew up in Charles City, Iowa. I, too, have been told by local law enforcement (the responsibility of my attack) was mine “because I had been drinking.” As if any person deserves to be the victim of sexual or physical assault. The words “asking for it” have been uttered far too many times, especially as of late. I did not ask to be assaulted, and neither did you. The consumption of alcoholic beverages does not give any person the right to any part of your body.

Taken directly from the article in The Globe Gazette, January 30, 2013:

“The allegation was that he stepped over the line,” said Smith’s attorney Joel Yunek of Mason City. “It’s a very difficult line for a lot of investigators. We all watch television and see officers in the course of an interrogation make those kinds of allegations. Some people find them offensive and  I understand that but of course, that’s his job.”

No, Mr. Yunek. To make “those kinds of allegations” is most definitely not his job.

It’s offensive and demeaning and all-too familiar from this community. The headline proudly reads “Charges Dropped Against Charles City Police Officer” and shows a large image of Officer Todd Smith, displaying his awards in front of a decorated tree. As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing in this article to be proud of.

To the woman who made that call on July 14, I admire you. You are strong. I hope you have support and love near you. I don’t even know you, and you have mine.

Warmest regards,

Abbie J. Leavens

Abbie J. Leavens grew up in Iowa. She writes and teaches English at the University of California, Irvine and Long Beach City College. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two boys. Her poetry has been published in Wilde Magazine, The Boiler Journal, and The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, a literary and arts journal at Johns Hopkins University.  You can find and read her work at www.abbiejleavens.wordpress.com.

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  1. Abbie, your words are powerful. Thank you for sharing of your own experience of violence; your resiliency is admirable. I have no doubt that you have planted a seed of thought in some, kindled a fire in others and empowered many people who have been affected by violence to begin sharing their stories. To talk and to share, is to heal.

    Thank you for all that you do.

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