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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 01:16 PM

Reports of Sexual Assault Have Doubled at West Point (but increased only slightly at afa.we are so


(when this was reported by the local talking heads, the guy was practically giddy in pointing out that the reports had risen only slightly at afa. honestly, I wanted to reach through the screen and slap him, as though the SLIGHT rise (with no figures given) was some great achievement. There was no discussion about assaults in the military, the whole culture of misogyny and sexual violence in the military, and the endless coverups)


Reports of Sexual Assault Have Doubled at West Point


By Lolita C. Baldor / AP February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON ó The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by The Associated Press, in the latest example of the armed forcesí persistent struggle to root out such misconduct.

Itís the fourth year in a row that sexual assault reports increased at the school in West Point, New York. There were 50 cases in the school year that ended last summer, compared with 26 made during the 2015-2016 school year. By comparison, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, saw only slight increases.

Defense Department and West Point officials said the big jump at the Military Academy resulted from a concerted effort to encourage victims to come forward. But the dramatic and consistent increases may suggest more assaults are happening.

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