Political Action: Kicking Butt & Taking Names

US CapitolLobbying 101: Violence Against Women Act Funding

Many women and children ~ some men too ~ are finding there isn’t much justice in our legal system.  In fact, the legal system is easily manipulated as an instrument of abuse.  Several bloggers, especially WordPress’ MamaLiberty, are vigilant watchdogs.  If you haven’t visited her site, I encourage you to do so.  You will laugh.  You will cry.  You may get angry.  To read more, click here.

Rape Survivor Confronts Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) Over Rape of Halliburton Employee in Iraq

What if it was your daughter who was raped?  Would you tell her to be quiet and take it?  Would you tell your daughter to be silent?”

A brave rape victim confronted Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on Halloween (10/31/09) and asked the questions many of us ask after meeting with callous indifference regarding violence against women.

Sen. Vitter admitted he was a client of “D.C. Madam”Pamela Martin in 2007.


Did NY Gov. David A. Paterson Intimidate a Woman Allegedly Abused by His Wing Man?

Paterson and Johnson

New York Gov. David A. Paterson claims he’s a champion for women who experience domestic violence. . .

Yet, it appears that behind closed doors Gov. Paterson was doing some intimidating of his own.  David W. Johnson, who is described as the governor’s closest confidant, gatekeeper, and wing man, allegedly brutally beat his live-in girlfriend Sherr-una Booker on Halloween night, 2009.  Although she diligently pursued securing a permanent order of protection, she mysteriously failed to appear in court on February 8 ~ the day after she spoke to Gov. Patterson on the phone.  Her case was dismissed.


John Kroger, Oregon’s Attorney General, must not have done a basic Google search before he hired Erin S. Greenawald to be his domestic violence czar.  Or, he has his head up his ass about domestic violence.  I’m guessing it was both.
The first thing I found was a very disturbing YouTube video.  I had read about the case featured in the video earlier today in a comment by PearlWhitcomb to a story in the Oregonian about Ms. Greenawald’s appointment.

Seattle has to be the only city in the country that gets its knickers in a knot over jaywalking.  I vividly recall my own “WTF?” reaction the first time somebody told me I could get arrested in Seattle for jaywalking.

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve probably seen the video of the Black teenage girl getting clocked by a Seattle cop.

When did we all lose our minds and decide that jaywalking was such a horrendous crime that police should escalate stupidity to a crime and engage in force to arrest someone for crossing a street?

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