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Santa Clara County supervisors seek to strengthen rights of sexual assault survivors

Original post made on Mar 9, 2022

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to find ways to strengthen the privacy and rights of victims of sexual assault when they submit DNA evidence.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 3:09 PM

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Posted by PA mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 9, 2022 at 1:12 pm

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I've heard that police put more time and resources into investigating victims of sexual assault than they do in solving crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice. In my experience, when I went to the police, I ended up having to cooperate with the police in proving my own innocence. Even though I had paper and DNA evidence for seven felonies, they ended up dropping my case, saying it was "low priority". I was a low-income single mother at the time, and I naively trusted the police to withhold judgment and be my advocates. I felt outraged, and my healing was as much about recovering from the way the police treated my as it was from the crimes themselves. Thank you PA Weekly for printing this story.

Posted by Ben Z.
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 9, 2022 at 2:38 pm

Ben Z. is a registered user.

"We cannot allow the further victimization of sexual assault survivors."

You would think from reading this that the county prioritizes protecting victims of sexual violence.

I did, in fact, approach the board and supervisors and DA regarding inaction and retaliation that occurred subsequent to my report of child molestation. Said child abuse was facilitated by official misconduct.

Perhaps these statements would be more accurate if a disclaimer was offered.

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