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territorialcreep:

an autobiography

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thefreelioness:

11,000 abandoned rape kits dating back to the 1980’s.
100 serial rapists identified in 1,600 finally tested.
They moved on to commit similar crimes in 23 other states.
An estimated 400,000 rape kits remain untested nationally.

Meanwhile half of the prison population in America is there for non-violent, drug-related offenses. 

Kym Worthy pushed for this so hard. 


  • The Detroit Crime Commission is supporting an initiative spearheaded by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy to test thousands of rape kits that were never submitted for testing. During a tour of a Detroit Police Department Property storage facility, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office discovered more than 11,000 rape kits dating back nearly twenty-five years. Each of those kits represents a woman, man or child who suffered a violent assault and underwent a lengthy and physically invasive evidentiary collection procedure in an effort to apprehend his or her assailant. Each rape kit has the potential to solve multiple crimes. If tested, a rape kit can provide valuable investigative leads that may identify unknown rapists and connect evidence to serial rapists. On average, it costs between $1,200 to $1,500 to test a kit. However, testing kits is not enough. To successfully put rapists behind bars, we must investigate the leads that testing provides and prosecute offenders to the fullest extent of the law. Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy is leading the effort to find the funding to resolve the rape kit crisis in Detroit. An estimated $15 million is needed to test the kits and investigate and prosecute the cases. The challenge is finding the funds and she says, “It’s a massive undertaking.” 

    The Detroit Crime Commission has partnered with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for the SAF-D Initiative and is acting as the pass-through agency for donations. The DCC is taking no administrative costs for its participation in the SAF-D Initiative. 

  1. Click on the donation icon which will take you to PayPal
  2. Enter the amount of the donation and payment information
  3. Confirm your information and proceed to the next screen
  4. If you would like the funds to be directed towards the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office SAF-D Initiative please select “Add special instructions to the seller” and write “SAF-D Initiative” in the box [?]
Please click the PayPal button to make a secure online donation with any credit card: 

The Detroit Crime Commission has partnered for the SAF-D Initiative with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office and the Detroit Police Department such that the DCC, using the donated funds, pays the laboratory directly as each kit is processed. This is a 100% pass through program with the DCC taking no administrative costs. 100% of your donations will be used for the program. 

Please make check payable to “Detroit Crime Commission” and write “SAF-D Initiative” in the memo to donate to this initiative. Please mail to:

Detroit Crime Commission
1001 Woodward Avenue, Suite 650
Detroit, MI 48226


The Detroit Crime Commission is a tax exempt public charity as defined by Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. You will receive a receipt for income tax purposes in the mail within two weeks.

http://www.detroitcrimecommission.org/initiatives.html

typicaltaurus:

What level did ur dog learn flamethrower

typicaltaurus:

What level did ur dog learn flamethrower

I am homesick for a place I am not sure even exists. One where my heart is full. My body loved. And my soul understood.

Unknown  (via psych-facts)

It exists.

(via fueledbythc)

During every civil procedure lecture.

wheninlawschool:

I’m like:

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The concern for overly exposed young bodies may be well-intentioned. With society fetishizing girls at younger and younger ages, girls are instructed to self-objectify and see themselves as sexual objects, something to be looked at. A laundry list of problems can come from obsessing over one’s appearance: eating disorders, depression, low self-worth. Who wouldn’t want to spare her daughter from these struggles?

But these dress codes fall short of being legitimately helpful. What we fail to consider when enforcing restrictions on skirt-length and the tightness of pants is the girls themselves—not just their clothes, but their thoughts, emotions, budding sexuality and self-image.

Instead, these restrictions are executed with distracted boys in mind, casting girls as inherent sexual threats needing to be tamed. Dress restrictions in schools contribute to the very problem they aim to solve: the objectification of young girls. When you tell a girl what to wear (or force her to cover up with an oversized T-shirt), you control her body. When you control a girl’s body—even if it is ostensibly for her “own good”—you take away her agency. You tell her that her body is not her own.

When you deem a girl’s dress “inappropriate,” you’re also telling her, “Because your body may distract boys, your body is inappropriate. Cover it up.” You recontextualize her body; she now exists through the male gaze.