A woman in Detroit was arrested after testifying against her rapist this week and put in a holding cell near her alleged rapist. Apparently, the defense attorney was questioning her and was being very hard on her and the victim called her a "bitch". So, they threw her in a holding cell near her a alleged rapist for three days and he spent his time antagonizing her and trying to intimidate her. He told her, she better hope they find him guilty or they may find her floating down the Detroit River. The victim was held hostage, raped and beaten over a couple of days. She is terrified of her rapist and the dumb asses stick her in a holding cell by her alleged rapist. How stupid and ignorant can they be? I think some police officers have been officers so long they have become insensitive to the victim. Everyone involved in putting her next to her attacker should be fired. He should not have had the opportunity to threaten her. He had three long days to antagonize and threaten her, they made her relive the nightmare for three days. They stood by and allowed him to rape her all over again.We all know defense attorneys can be very hard on the victim. Someone who has experienced something like that and then forced to sit there in the same room with their attacker is hard enough and some defense attorneys push the victim too far. It's understandable with her being under that kind of stress that she may lose her patience with the defense attorney. If the judge had done their job and kept the attorney from pushing her too far the situation would have never happened. There are a lot of people at fault in this case. But, the victim is the last person who should been punished. Sometimes, the victim is put under more scrutiny than the criminal.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Michigan just signed a bill requiring people who buy antihistamines will be registered into a law enforcement data base every time they buy an antihistamine. I don't have a problem showing ID when I buy allergy medicine. Adding people to a law enforcement database is just taking things too far. Our household goes through a lot of allergy medicine. We have three people and the dog who all have seasonal allergies. We buy a lot of allergy medicine every month. I don't want to be questioned by law enforcement about how much allergy medicine we buy. There are bigger fish to fry than how much allergy medicine someone is buying. I know why they are imposing laws on antihistamines, but leave it to the stores to report someone who is attempting to buy an excessive amount of antihistamines. There is a limit on how much you can and you have to show ID when buying certain medicines, it's not stopping anything. The people who are using them to make drugs with most likely aren't buying the medicine, they are probably stealing the medicine, because they can't buy enough of what they need to make drugs with.
More people are injured or killed a year from drinking and driving than any other drug. The funny thing about it is, they don't put as much effort into busting drunk drivers. Drunk drivers scare me, because it is usually the innocent who get hurt from someone else being irresponsible. Investing money to put peoples names in the criminal law database is a waste of money. Keeping a limit on how many you buy and requiring identification is the way to weed out people who were buying cold and allergy medicines to make drugs. Innocent people will probably be the ones questioned, because those who do use them to make drugs will just steal the medicines to keep their names out of the data base.
Why don't they take that money they are going to spend to set up and maintain the data base and give the money to the local law enforcement to bust the real criminals and bump up cracking down on drunk drivers? The government wastes too much time and money on the wrong problems and the problems they do need to crack down on get ignored. It's time for the government to get their priorities straight.