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09 September 2008

Compassionate conservative?

In May of 2000, the then-governor of Alaska, Tony Knowles, signed into law Alaska House Bill 270 that, among other things, made it illegal for any law enforcement agency to bill victims or victims' insurance companies for the costs of examinations that must take place to collect evidence of a sexual assault or determine if a sexual assault did occur. At that time, Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon did not agree with the new legislation, as Wasilla was one of the few enforcement entities in the state that charged the victims of the assault the $300 to $1,200 needed to perform the tests. And just who was the mayor of Wasilla at that time who supported Chief Fannon in his efforts to save the city a few bucks ... at the expense of sexual assault victims? Hint: it was a woman. Another hint: she's currently running for Vice President of the United States.

  • On 9/09/2008 7:56 PM, Blogger Diesel said…

    On the other hand, you get what you pay for. The cops aren't required to attempt to determine whether a sexual assault occurred if they're pretty sure one didn't. At least if you have the option of paying for it yourself, you could force the cops to do their job. Not to mention that I bet you get a lot fewer false reports that way.

    Ok, I admit I'm playing devil's advocate here, but I try to see all sides....

     
  • On 9/10/2008 7:45 AM, Blogger Jen of A2eatwrite said…

    That woman is a viper. Ugh.

     
  • On 9/10/2008 5:21 PM, Blogger soccer mom in denial said…

    Oh how I don't like her. From the pit of my stomach don't like her.......

     
  • On 9/13/2008 12:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi ... I am writing this from New Zealand and feel very sorry for the people who will cop this storm.
    My thoughts are with you all.
    Is this storm another "contrived" one by G W Bush and his other wankers. We had the Wahine storm back in the 1990's and many people on the ferry drowned.

     

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