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May 30, 2011

Oakland Makes ‘Top 10 Dangerous Cities’ List; I’m So Proud?

by Accidental Bear

It’s seems strange that a city that contains Fairy Land that they also has the tenth-highest rate of rape, the ninth-highest murder rate, and the second highest robbery rate in the country.On a lighter note, violent crime in California overall plummeted to a 44-year low.

Oakland’s violent crime dropped about 5.5% between 2009 and 2010, from about 6,800 to 6,260. The city nevertheless has the tenth-highest rate of rape, the ninth-highest murder rate, and the second highest robbery rate in the country. In 2010, there were 7.12 robberies for every 1,000 Oakland residents. According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mayor Jean Quan has attempted to combat break-ins and theft by creating programs to keep potential wrongdoers off the streets by starting late-night basketball programs. It it unclear if these policies have worked.
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May 21, 2011

Scott Weiland: Raped As 12-Year Old Boy, Singer Reveals In Memoir

by Accidental Bear


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January 27, 2011

“Corrective Rape” used in countries like South Africa to rid lesbian women of their homosexuality

by Accidental Bear

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Millicent Gaika, nearly raped to death.

Human Rights Groups around the world have drawn attention to the practice of so-called “Corrective Rape” used in countries like South Africa to rid lesbian women of their homosexuality. Up until recently, this issue went largely unreported. That has changed irrevocably in the aftermath of the horrific raping of Millicent Gaika.

Gaika, 30, was nearly raped to death by Andile Ngoza. He was released from jail on a bail of 60 Rand – about $10 USD. Gaika’s testimony in court, telling the judge her attacker said, “I know you are a lesbian. You are not a man, you think you are, but I am going to show you, you are a woman.” did nothing to prevent Ngoza’s release. Rapists are frequently released with minimal or no legal repercussions, and are set free to torment their victims once more. Rape based on sexual orientation is not considered a hate crime in South Africa.

The practice must stop immediately.

Change.org has created a petition to require the South African government to add Corrective Rape to it’s hate crime list, and to persecute offenders vigorously. To date, it’s the organization’s most successful petition yet. The South African government was effectively ground to a halt due to the sheer number of emails flooding the government servers (130,000+). The government was forced to recognize the outrage of citizens across the world.

The assistant of Justice Minster Jeff Radebe, to whom the petition was addressed, admitted, “you have made it virtually impossible for us to access other emails as doing so is like looking for a needle in a haystack.”

Please speak up and help us end this barbaric practice against women, against members of the LGBT community, and against our fellow human beings.

Will you sign the petition?

 

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