The DNA results of 46 out of 47 Duke Lacrosse players have come in…sort of. The results report no DNA link…sort of. The Herald-Sun is reporting that the results are not all-inclusive, that a second set is being analyzed by another lab and that those results will be reported some time next week. This DNA evidence report does not address the additional physical or circumstantial evidence in this case.
Now, this bitch will admit to being initially dismayed. My ass has been caught up in the CSI effect as much as the rest of America. No DNA or disputed DNA is problematic in any criminal case now that DNA has been accepted as the ultimate test.
And then this bitch took a phone cal from my former student who is a rape survivor.
She wanted to tell me that she has been following the case and has read my commentary as well. She was concerned that this new twist would somehow result in the victim being seen as another Tawana Brawley…that is would result in the instant judgment of her and of so many victims of rape who lack the ‘evidence’ to back up the accusation of rape.
My former student asked that a bitch post her concerns. She requested that this bitch relate to all of you that the victim has not retracted her accusations, the District Attorney has stated that he is ‘convinced that there was a rape’ and that the current reports in the media do not state that no DNA was found…only that the DNA evidence tested did not match the 46 players tested.
She also wanted me to share more of her story…that she was raped and threatened and did not report her crime. That she regrets that to this day, because her own family doubts her story and she feels forever branded as a slut rather than the victim she is. The fact that a child resulted from her assault does nothing to ‘back up’ her claim.
She wishes she had gone to the hospital…she wishes that the evidence had been collected…because she wishes she could prove something to the very people who should have believed her at her word. And she knows that she still would not have been taken at her word...not even by her family...if that evidence had not been conclusive.
The accusation of rape is still seen as a vengeful woman's tool instead of truth.
A bitch will continue to cover this story…the additional incidents that have yet to be explored in-depth…and the on-going investigation into the incident within the house that night.
And yes, this bitch will report the good, the bad and the ugly.
A bitch will always stand with the victims…the chil’ren, women and men who are the victims of rape… the silent and the vocal individuals who make up one of the ugliest statistics in America and one of the hardest crimes to prosecute.
Again…we shall see.
And to my former student...you amaze me and this bitch believes you and believes in you.