One 'Occupy' group has sent out fliers asking rape victims not to go to police but to report sexual assaults to a special committee. The committee will the give counsel to the rapist! The group is now backtracking - but Glenn had the latest on radio.
"There's violence in our streets. It's not coming anymore. It's here. Violence in the streets of Oakland. How many rapes do we have now? Four rapes at these Occupy Wall Street? And here's what's really interesting. There was a flyer that was being passed around at Occupy Baltimore from the security detail that urged rape victims to, quote, report rape to the security committee that will investigate the incident and, if necessary, provide counseling to the perpetrator. A flyer saying if you've been raped, tell us about it and we'll provide counseling for the bad guy. Don't tell the police," Glenn said.
"This is an organization that is supported by all of the left and Code Pink that wanted to halt the assault against ‑‑ and calling for the harshest penalties in the military if somebody had been sexually abused, sexually harassed or raped in the military. There is no silence ‑‑ remember silence equals death? Remember that? Don't be silent; stand up? These people are now telling women to be quiet about the rape; they'll handle it all internally. You better recognize the signs of who you're standing with, gang. Recognize the signs of who you're standing with."
"This is the update, the security statement of Occupy Baltimore where it talks about, hey, we just want you to know, you've been raped, shhh, we'll do some ‑‑ we'll do some internal investigation. We'll help not the victim. We'll provide counseling for the perpetrator," he explained.
Glenn the read the update from Occupy Baltimore: "The prior security statement due criticism for the line that we do not encourage the involvement of the police in our community. The survivor has every right and the support of Occupy Baltimore to report the abuse Stott appropriate authorities. Instances of sexual abuse ‑‑ this is a new statement: Instances of sexual abuse and assault will be handled accordingly to the express desires of the victim. The security and medical teams are equipped with a list of resources including contact information for the police, hospital, sexual assault hot lines, women shelters. In these cases Occupy Baltimore welcomes the involvement of the Baltimore city police and encourages victims to report crimes."
"We also recognize the U.S. justice system is flawed, especially when it comes to cases of sexual assault. If for any reason the victim feels uncomfortable with police, their wishes will be respected."
Glenn was shocked by the hypocrisy of a group supposedly fighting for the police, who are also part of the 99%, as well as their insistence to help the perpetrator.
"I'd like to recommend that maybe we have counseling for the victim and jail for the perpetrator," Glenn insisted.