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19 veterans sue government leaders for failing to protect them against rape, sexual assaults

Original post made on Oct 2, 2012

Lawyers for 19 veterans of the U.S. Army and Air Force filed a lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco alleging that top government officials failed to protect them against rape and sexual assaults while they were on active duty.

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Posted by Danville Grandma, a resident of Danville
on Oct 2, 2012 at 8:26 am

It's past time for women to stand up for themselves. Women have it better in this country than most but it is certainly not good enough. Mostly though, men who love their wives, daughters and female friends need to stand up and speak up. With the looming threat of Islamic Sharia law across the West, it is more important than ever. We need to get our heads out of the politically correct sand and take a stand. Men, care about the other 50% of humanity and women do what these courageous military women are doing and demand respect.

Posted by Leah, a resident of Danville
on Oct 2, 2012 at 10:19 am

Who is surprised about this? Multiple women on subs etc turned up pregnant from servicing men at sea. Duh. Time to bring back the Waves and Wacs--- yes-- separation in the military!! As far as the guy spreading AIDS---the libs wanted diversity---now u got it in spades.

Posted by Aubrey, a resident of Alamo
on Oct 2, 2012 at 11:47 am

Women aren't allowed to serve on submarines...

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm


Try plugging in your gray matter before posting. Better yet, go enlist.

Posted by Diane, a resident of Danville
on Oct 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Kudos to the brave women who are coming forward. I'm sure the armed forces are primarily staffed by men and women of respect and honor. Those that harm others should face dishonorable discharge!

Though I hate to add any credence whatsoever to "Leah," woman are now allowed to serve on submarines (for almost a year, I believe) though not in combat. Clearly her story is non-factual however as this is a very recent change. In addition Leah, sexual relations among military personnel is NOT the same as sexual assault.

Posted by Diane, a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:02 am

Point to Leah over Aubrey about the submarines. And Derek suggests enlistment for Leah because he wants her assaulted? Not nice. If you have a daughter, send her to a Muslim country. My sons have to be very judicious in their reaction to gay navy personnel who come on to them. Yes...this happens all the time...and God help the straight victim of the come on if he decks the interested party.

Posted by Derek, a resident of Danville
on Oct 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I suggest it Diane, because her "servicing men" comment implies she doubts the veracity of the claims. Oh yeah, that and the fact that "Leah" may not even be a "she".