Judge scolds sexual assault victim for being in a bar.

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Last summer, a drunk Arizona police officer named Robb Gary Evans drove himself to a bar, flashed his badge to avoid paying cover at the door, and then walked up behind a woman, put his hand up her skirt, and ran his fingers over her genitals. A jury convicted him of sexual abuse, a felony with a maximum sentence of 2 and a half years in prison, and Evans was fired from the police force after an internal investigation.

Nevertheless, Arizona trial Judge Jacqueline Hatch, who was appointed to the bench by Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), decided that Evans’ actions did not warrant jail time — sentencing him probation and 100 hours of community service. Evans also will not have to register as a sex offender. Yet, while Judge Hatch apparently did not view the disgraced former cop’s actions as particularly serious, she had some very harsh words for the woman he assaulted:

Bad things can happen in bars, Hatch told the victim, adding that other people might be more intoxicated than she was.

“If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you,” Hatch said.

Hatch told the victim and the defendant that no one would be happy with the sentence she gave, but that finding an appropriate sentence was her duty.

“I hope you look at what you’ve been through and try to take something positive out of it,” Hatch said to the victim in court. “You learned a lesson about friendship and you learned a lesson about vulnerability.”

Hatch said that the victim was not to blame in the case, but that all women must be vigilant against becoming victims.

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change,” Hatch said that her mother used to say.

The victim, who has not been identified by the press, called for Judge Hatch to apologize for her offensive comments, adding that if she had not been at the bar to be assaulted by Evans, “it probably would have happened to someone else.”
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/20...lame-others-you-give-up-your-power-to-change/
 

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This would have been different story if the perp was a computer programmer or garbage man.
 

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The judge let the guy go and scolded the victim because the perp was a cop.
Or the judge is just some right wing cunt that probably thinks the assault was God's punishment for not having her ankles covered.
 

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Or the judge is just some right wing cunt that probably thinks the assault was God's punishment for not having her ankles covered.
Obviously she's a nut bag but the dropping of the jail term was
the tip off that she was letting him off easy since he was a cop.

If that had nothing to do with anything then he'd be going to jail
and the judge still would have scolded the victim.
 

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If she wasn't asking for it, then why was she up on that pinball machine?
 

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Obviously she's a nut bag but the dropping of the jail term was
the tip off that she was letting him off easy since he was a cop.

If that had nothing to do with anything then he'd be going to jail
and the judge still would have scolded the victim.
Exactly. The guy was part of the club. It had nothing to do with politics or religious views.
 

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What a cunty cunt.

Hope she never gets :rap:d by a bus load of angry Negroids.
 

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Or the judge is just some right wing cunt that probably thinks the assault was God's punishment for not having her ankles covered.
You really need to share more of your chick's stories.
 

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“I hope you look at what you’ve been through and try to take something positive out of it,” Hatch said to the victim in court. “You learned a lesson about friendship and you learned a lesson about vulnerability.”
Friendship? Something more to the story. Unless I am missing something...
 

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Friendship? Something more to the story. Unless I am missing something...
The story left out the montage of the victim and her friends comforting each other with ice cream, movies, and laughter-filled walks through the park in the slow motion over the course of several days and the entirety of Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You". It didn't translate well in print.
 

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What if the judge was pissed about the pressure she was under to go easy on the cop and admonished the victim to make a sarcastic statement?
Maybe not the best idea, since the victim wouldn't be in on it, but I can see wanting to do that.
 

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What if the judge was pissed about the pressure she was under to go easy on the cop and admonished the victim to make a sarcastic statement?
Maybe not the best idea, since the victim wouldn't be in on it, but I can see wanting to do that.
Entirely possible.

I know of a case here that the judge outright said that if he didn't find someone guilty that he would probably be fired.