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I am a retired policman who investigated many rapes as a detective in Philadelphia, PA. Rape should not have a statute of limintations as the victim is harmed for life. I have a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a daughter in law, and two granddaughters, and I want to know why Clinton is getting away with rape. Rapists rarely rape one woman, the statistics bear this out. Why isn't Clinton answering questions about his sexual aggression against women?

I couldn't agree more that there shouldn't be a statute of limitations on rape--especially when you consider incest a form of rape. However, with the case of Clinton, we have to make sure that these rape victims want to come forward and that we don't force them to pursue something for our sake not theirs. Last I checked Juanita Broaddrick wasn't pressing charges. We need to listen to those who are in the situation and support them. We should use this "Clinton thing" as a lesson to support women and men from the get-go. Police are the perfect place to start since they often receive these requests. So perhaps more sensitive training within the ranks would be a good place to start. If they get a sympathetic ear from the get-go, statute of limitations will become a mute point. Thanks again for writing.
Amy

 

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