Monday, January 22, 2018

The Most Powerful Sexual Assault Speech I've heard thus far...Aly Raisman Calls Out Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics!



"Aly states that USA Gymnastics is rotting at the core...."

It took a lot of courage for Aly to read these words, not only did she "Call out her accuser, and the administrations, she demanded  a full investigation into this matter!!!"   Not only to preserve the sport of gymnastics but to protect rights of the next generation of young aspiring gymnasts.   Aly,  I applaud you!!  

As a military veteran, who served our country for nearly 20-years, I both experienced and witnessed sexual discrimination throughout my Navy career, and complaints of such behavior were always ignored and swept under the rug, and never made it to the office of the Secretary of the Navy.  

My Civil Action lawsuit against the former Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, states such fact!!

Since my retirement, I've sat on the sidelines and watched how the military's sexual assault epidemic has yet to reach a federal courtroom since the 2011 Civil Action case against former Secretaries of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates, where only 28 survivors came forward, but thousands of sexual assault and rape survivors have filed claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs, requesting compensation for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma on the basis of military sex crimes.

However, Senator Gillibrand has introduced S.2141 - Military Justice Improvement Act of 2017, the following provides the details of the bill.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2141/text

After closely examining the language of the bill, given that "victims", will likely experience "sexual discrimination, retaliation, or other forms of injustices," prior to their complaints reaching the level of consideration of an Article 15, much less Courts Martial.   

The problem lies with the Equal Opportunity Program Manager and the Inspector General complaint process, and the command's Judge Advocate General, which was the facts outlined in my Civil Action case, against the former Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, and former members of my chain of command, including my Commanding officer, who preferred charges against me, after I'd already filed a complaint against him for violating my Civil Rights.  In that aspect of my case, I fully support this bill!!

Yet it appears that America's old womb has not healed, as the push for Women Rights is rapidly gaining momentum, as well as members of the LBGT community.

As an advocate for Human Rights Protection, I view the only solution to hold our trusted leaders accountable, across all professions, is the passage of a Human Rights Bill, making it not only a federal crime for failing to uphold a person's equal employment rights, but should they encounter Human Rights Abuse, due to an agencies negligence in upholding their Civil Rights-- all members involved in committing the crime, as well as the concealing the evidence, should receive the maximum punishment!!
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