Monday, May 20, 2013

STOP Act: West Point staffer accused of secretly filming women in the shower

Update:  West Point staffer accused of secretly filming women in the shower  Protect wives, mothers, sister, daughters.....

If you thought the sexual assault crisis in the military couldn't get worse, it just did. A soldier who helps train new recruits at West Point is being investigated for making secret videos of female cadets. This comes on the heels of the arrest of Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who was head of the Air Force's sexual assault prevention program, being arrested and charged with sexual battery. Krusinski drunkenly “approached a female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks."


Sexual violence in the U.S. military is a crisis.  The Pentagon estimates that sexual assaults increased from 19,000 in 2011 to 26,000 in 2012.  That's 71 sexual assaults EVERY DAY, and in roughly 56% of cases, the victims are men.

Making matters worse, each branch of the armed forces has its own judicial system.  It's currently legal for base commanders to overturn a jury's guilty verdict, as happened at Aviano Air Force Base in February 2013.

The STOP Act takes the prosecution, reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of the normal military chain of command -- which has proven grossly ineffective -- and places jurisdiction in an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office.  Join us to help pass it.

That's why I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate.

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