Praise Court For Financially Punishing Rapists

Target: Nancy E. Rice, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado

Goal: Praise Colorado Supreme Court for ruling that rapists must pay for rape kits.

Colorado’s state Supreme Court has just recently ruled that sex offenders can be charged for their victim’s rape kits. This is a remarkable step forward in society’s treatment of rape and sexual assault, especially during a time where judges have been letting rapists off with a slap on the wrist and sexual assault is not taken seriously.

A recent study showed that even with insurance, victims were paying an average of 950 dollars for their own rape kits. Such an astronomical charge is appalling, especially in today’s political climate with Obamacare in constant danger and the current administration’s attempts to turn back the justice system 50 years. Colorado may be only one state, but if one state can declare rapists legally responsible for their victims’ testing kits, there is hope that this may become a national law someday.

Every step forward is to be cherished, especially in this day and age. Sign this petition to thank Colorado’s Supreme Court for ruling in favor of sexual assault victims and forcing sex offenders to take financial responsibility for their crimes.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Justice Rice,

Thank you for your recent ruling that sex offenders can be charged for their victims’ rape kits. Sexual assault runs rampant in this country, and recently several judges have made the matter worse by letting rapists off with a slap on the wrist. Additionally, rape kits can cost a bundle even for patients who have insurance. Putting the onus of responsibility on their assailants shows great care and concern for the victims’ well-being, in addition to punishing the assailants for their crimes.

This is a small step forward, but it is one that is truly appreciated in today’s troubled society. We hope your ruling will serve as an example for other courts in this country. Thank you for ruling in good conscience and in favor of victims’ rights.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Sgt. Rebecca Linder

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3 Comments

  1. Cutting off dicks will stop them, hitting the pocket books will hurt worse. Hit them in both places!!

  2. IT;S STILL NOT ENOUGH OF A HARSH PUNISHMENT! PRISON!

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