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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Fake & Hypocrisy


By Thornton Crowe

On a day when we celebrate the mothers, I can't help wondering how some of our news media, local law enforcement, so-called area activists and legislators here in Salisbury can look at their mothers in the eye and not feel some tinge of guilt. There's a problem in our community with assault against women that seldom gets any public acknowledgement at all: Sexual Assault, otherwise known as Rape.

Its interesting, within the last two two weeks, there have been two rapes in the area - one being a woman in her nineties, yet our local legislators (city and county) along with local media like WBOC, WMDT and the Daily Times, don't seem to be all that interested in letting citizens know about the potential dangers to women in the community. What are they afraid of? More so, who is really calling the shots?

Could it be Salisbury University, in some attempt to not scare off perspective students with an alarming rape per capita statistic? A couple months (February) back it was revealed that SU's rapes are not included in the local law enforcement statistics, which is a disturbing pattern considering college-aged women are more likely to experience such an incident during their collegiate career. One article here on Salisbury News in August 2008, a student relayed their issues throughout four years at the university with local law enforcement's negligence. However, all we ever hear from the university's president, Dr. Janet Dudley Eschbach is spiffy new buildings and all the big plans to jack the local real estate from the property tax rolls!

Could it be Mayor Jake Day is living in denial, which is highly unsurprising given his governance thus far or is it a combination of the two? Something seems true that it's the latter, because let's face it, if the area is known for being 'hostile towards females,' how could area colleges continue to attract students into transient victimhood?

There are many incidents that never get reported at all because many don't have confidence in our local law enforcement to do anything about these types of crimes. Granted, statistically speaking, it is difficult to prove a rape case because, all too often, detective and the defense lawyers explain it away as some kind of mutual consent even when victims say, "NO!"  We're always taught, no means no, but for some reason, defense attorneys take their job one step beyond making sure their clients get 'fair and impartial trials' and turn it into some character assassination on the victim; hence, vilifying the victim as getting what they sought from the perpetrator.

Another disturbing trend with this situation is the fact local so-called activists aren't protesting this situation at all. We've seen them downtown in their vagina hats, droning on and on about their Trump hate, yet they don't seem to have any public outcry for local rape victims.

One in particular even claimed she was a victim of rape to explain her bizarre and often insidious behaviors, but we've never seen her speak out for local rape victims whose crimes have gone unsolved and in many cases, untouched by the police. Instead, she saves her false angst for problems for which she has no true command of facts, like why illegal aliens are considered criminals to the Federal government. This hypocrisy is so glaring it forbids us to turn a blind eye to this sham of a so-called movement.

Why is the local law enforcement and news media ignoring this nascent issue that impacts so many residents in one form or another? Why do they purposefully put every citizen in harm's way by ignoring the crimes and/or ginning up fake statistics - especially when it pertains to women and children?  It's an epidemic that endangers everyone because rape is never about sex, it's always about power.

Isn't it time for the residents of Salisbury and surrounding counties' take back their power from predators regardless of the victims' ages, social standing or sexual preference? With the warm weather upon us, shouldn't all citizens be free to enjoy it without fear of violation? When is enough, enough?

UPDATE:
One of my faithful readers brought to my attention, this week in US Today, an article cites 89% of all college campuses report no rapes. How is this possible?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Powerful.

You left out the sexual assaults at Parkside and jmb from the past few years, truly sad that libs are so insane.

Thornton Crowe said...

Thank you for your comment, 9:33AM, I have limited space but thanks for reminding the public of those incidents.

Kathie Brittingham said...

Your blog is right on this Mayor, and States Attorney do not care about the real crimes that have existed for years I am 69 years old and it has never changed. We have double digit homicides here that have never been solved, missing persons and yes rapes. This mayor has never continued the Mayors Roundtable meetings monthly where neighborhood individuals could share problems and try to come up with solutions, and work with the police. This all is facts. I was told recently @ a Happy Timers event with 2 SPD officers that frankly there wasn't enough money to solve unsolved crimes listed above, in short no one cares. It would be so easy to share the expenses with other local counties but did they ever look into that NO.

Anonymous said...

For a town that has a large elderly population it is really bad the local police and Mayor don't look out for the older folks.

ExSPD192 said...

Go to SU's website. Their PD should publish an "Annual Security Report" as required by the Clery Act. AND they should be publishing a daily crime log.

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Anonymous said...

1050 illustrates the idiots that walk among us. Snappy little quips because they don't have anything of any merit to say is nothing more than the verbal dribble of the mentally incompetent. Why can't you people take anything seriously? Playing the violin while Rome burns? How intellectual of you. 1050's comment should be deleted because it doesn't have anything to add to anyone's life much less their own.

Anonymous said...

1048 when has SU ever done things by the book unless it means Janet can get some cash out of the deal? Why do you think the campus is 'smoke-free'? She couldn't care less about the students' health, look at her. She's not even concerned about her own or she wouldn't be morbidly obese. There was a cash give-me to follow the insanity of the lunatic fringe. Now she lets students sit along Camden and College Avenue just waiting for some gang member to pop them off in some initiation because they can't smoke on campus anywhere. She endangers them more by doing this than just letting them smoke outside near the buildings where they can get away from an assailant. Logic and common sense is lost on her and the others over there. I'm sure she'll regain it with the first student death and the parents suing the school for SU's part in a wrongful death lawsuit. It's bound to happen just a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

It's really sad this doesn't seem to be an issue with people here in Salisbury. Everyone thinks it'll never happen to them until it happens and then, it's too late.

Anonymous said...

Notice the Independent doesn't rank as local news. Only thing Greg prints is happy scrappy hero pup articles. Pretty much what he did when he ran the Daily Mistake.

Anonymous said...

I was at this past Decembers SU graduation, and Dudley-Eshbach used it as her personal soapbox moment to console non-Trump voters...made me sick to my stomach. Not surprised if they are involved.

Anonymous said...

For all Eschbach's bloviation about being there for women's advancement she certainly doesn't provide anything to the female student body in the way of helping educate them on how to avoid obvious situations where rape can occur. For example, the female staff can take free self-defense classes but in all my years at SU, not once was I alerted any for the female students. When I asked to join one of these classes, the organizer told me it was for staff only. Interesting considering I paid my tuition which paid their salaries but I wasn't afforded the opportunity to take the self-defense class so essentially I was paying for their self-defense class which I was banned from participating. How's that for irony?

Anonymous said...

When I went to school there, I was followed on campus by a guy who was dressed like a cop (he wasn't). I called the campus police and they made sure I got home safely. The police at SU care but when I reported the event to Dr. Eshbach, she didn't even have the decency to thank them for making sure I was safe. One of the many reasons why I won't be giving any alumni money to university now that I've finished my time there. Her ruthless pursuit of money is just astounding.

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Anonymous said...

The high schools have problems but I'll bet the middle and elementary schools have more than just one we heard about Beaver Run. Predatorial behavior begins early in life and our area is no exception to this but we never hear about it. Juveniles is the huge excuse though the behavior isn't juvenile.

Jim said...

"..an article cites 89% of all college campuses report no rapes. How is this possible? "

Especially with the reported 'rape culture' allegedly occurring on campuses..

So which report is fraudulent?

Anonymous said...

Gov Hogan were are you on this ?

Anonymous said...

Recall the incident at MoJos between Mayor Ireton and female employees of the city. Disgraceful!