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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:00 PM

NY to pass "Rape is Rape" bill

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As anti-choice politicians seek to narrow the definition of sexual assault to “forcible rape” or “legitimate rape,” lawmakers in New York State are taking the opposite approach — and actually may be prepared to advance a bill that would expand the definition of rape to encompass additional acts of sexual violence.
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http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/02/13/1579841/new-york-rape-is-rape/?mobile=wp

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Reply NY to pass "Rape is Rape" bill (Original post)
Dragonbreathp9d Feb 2013 OP
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #1
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #2
Dragonbreathp9d Feb 2013 #6
bobclark86 Feb 2013 #3
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #4
seabeyond Feb 2013 #5

Response to Dragonbreathp9d (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:13 PM

1. Amazing and sad that this should be necessary

 

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Response to Dragonbreathp9d (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:14 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Dragonbreath.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:25 PM

6. You are quite welcome!

It's seldom I get to an article before another DUer lol

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Response to Dragonbreathp9d (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:47 PM

3. Rape in New York isn't what it is in most places...

Rape is generally used for what other places call "statutory rape," as in you're a 90-year-old dude with a 5-year-old girl, or you rape someone who isn't legally consenting (like those classified as such by a court, mostly the developmentally disabled).

Third-degree rape
http://law.onecle.com/new-york/penal/PEN0130.25_130.25.html

Second-degree rape
http://law.onecle.com/new-york/penal/PEN0130.30_130.30.html

First-degree rape (which is the only one that says forced "sexual intercourse," but no, putting it in the ass is not rape in New York)
http://law.onecle.com/new-york/penal/PEN0130.35_130.35.html

What the guy was probably charged with is this: First-degree criminal sexual act.
http://law.onecle.com/new-york/penal/PEN0130.50_130.50.html

BTW, first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act are both class B felonies, and garner the same punishment of up to 25 years. The ONLY difference is the name. From a victim's perspective, I absolutely understand the desire for a change, though.

I think this move is a very good idea, but I think something a little more comprehensive needs to be done. I think New York should streamline the myriad of sex offenses — all 21 that are part of Penal Law Section 130. Streamline the statutory rape, ditch about a dozen different classifications in favor of a harder line of punishment, and make it easier for those who don't read this crap for a living to wrap their heads around it.

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Response to Dragonbreathp9d (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:51 PM

4. K&R

to NY!

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Response to Dragonbreathp9d (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:00 PM

5. ya. because a case of a woman raped by a cop in view of witnesses, anally and orally,

and the jury dropped the rape charges because of their damn ass law.

and she has been raising holy hell about it.

about damn time.

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