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Rape survivor jailed in Scotland

February 24, 2009

Just to share some wackitude from across the Pond: a rape survivor was thrown into the clink (or as they call is in the U.K., became a “guest of the Queen”) when she left the witness stand.

Ann Robertson was unable to complete her testimony against George Cummings. Cummings was found guilty of sexually assaulting his two nieces back in the 1970s, but not charged with Robertson’s rape. According to Robertson, when she refused to return to the stand, the judge said, “…’well maybe a night in the cells will calm you down.”<teeth grinding>

Robertson waived her right to anonymity so that she can pursue having the judge, Roger Craik, investigated. I would vote for putting his ass under the jail.

I have many of these “WTF?!” moments in the U.K.I can’t even try to spin this into something remotely positive or with potential for resistance because the article from the BBC ends with this: “Figures show that of the 922 allegations of rape in Scotland last year, only 27 resulted in convictions. ” Let’s use the term “conviction” sparingly, shall we? In this case, Cummings got three and a half years jail time for his geezer perv ways.

I’m just gonna go over there in the corner and cuss like a cartoon character…sassum frassum rassum!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2009 9:01 pm

    WTF is not expressive enough. how about WHAT THE FUCK?? this reminds me of the daily stories i hear about mothers being gagged by the family court so that they can’t talk about the injustice in their cases. mothers have also been jailed when their children refuse to visit their abusive parent, or return early from that parent’s house.

    some ill shit is really going on.

  2. February 25, 2009 11:59 am

    Wow. RJ is right. WTF isn’t strong enough. Have you seen “The Changeling”? This reminds me of how the LAPD committed women who questioned them into the insane asylum. It’s sad to know that this type of thing is still happening in developed nations, and to rape victims nonetheless. 😦

  3. March 6, 2009 7:09 am

    What is going on is extremly alarming and the more articles I read about this type of thing the more concerned I become. The internet has opened my eyes to just how much injustice is still going on even at the hands of the courts.

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