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femmedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-14-06 06:49 AM
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48. Unless a doctor's report says she was drunk
this doesn't mean anything. When I called 911 and reported that my husband had passed out, the EMT's assumed he was drunk. No, I said, I think he had a seizure. By then he was conscious but really out of it. They refused to believe he wasn't drunk, no matter how many times I said he hadn't had anything to drink.

If a person seems disoriented, the first thing a police officer or anyone else is going to assume is that they're drunk or drugged, especially late at night, especially if the person is in someone else's car. It doesn't mean it's the truth.

And hiding in someone's car and refusing to get out seems like a reasonable response to being raped and beaten.

AND...why are people focusing on whether or not she was drunk anyway, except to smear the woman? Actually, if the hospital report says that there is any evidence of sex, and if she were that intoxicated, it would be rape because she wouldn't have been able to consent.

Although I myself believe she was probably raped, I'm not trying to convince the rest of you. I'm just saying we have to read the newspaper reports with the same critical eye we use when we're reading stories about the * administration.
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