Deny Deni updates: Deni gets spanked by the PBA!

Deny Deni!

No means no! Vote NO on November 6th!

The time is drawing near to evict Judge Teresa Carr Deni from her post in Philadelphia Municipal Court for ruling that sex workers cannot be raped.

Action from people across the globe has already had very positive results. Requests that people write to the Philadelphia Bar Association rethink their recommendation to retain Deni in the upcoming November election prompted an unprecedented investigation and statement from the PBA.

Chancellor Jane Dalton stated that Deni’s “…decision in this case was based on a pre-existing bias … and reflects, in my opinion, a clear disregard of the legal definition of rape and the rule of law in this case.”

She further stated that, “As Chancellor, a lawyer, and a human being, I am personally offended by this unforgivable miscarriage of justice. The victim has been brutalized twice in this case: first by the assailants, and now by the court.”

You can read the full text of the PBA’s statement here:

http://www.philadelphiabar.org/page/NewsItem?appNum=1&newsItemID=1000699&wosid=ncbbbuuPx2oDfaovNtRTjg

It also got coverage in both of Philadelphia’s major newspapers:

http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20071031_Phila__Bar_slams_judge_in_rape_case.html

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20071031_Jill_Porter___Phila__Bar_rips_judge_who_nixed_rape_of_hooker.html

It was thanks to the overwhelming response of outraged people around the world that this happened. Good work!

Now we need to get the vote out on November 6th!

Tell Deni that rape is rape and no means no! Vote NO on Judge Teresa Carr Deni’s retention in the Philadelphia Municipal Court on November 6th!

If you want to help on Election Day, please get in contact:
no.on.deni@gmail.com

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Press Conference- Sex Workers’ Outreach Project protests entrapment and costly prosecution of male escort in Fremont, CA

What: Press Conference-SWOP-USA (Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA/NORCAL) protests entrapment and costly prosecution of male escort in Fremont, CA

When: Thursday 12 Noon, Nov 1st
Where: Fremont Municipal Court, 29439 Paseo Padre Parkway Fremont California.
Contacts: Carol Leigh 415-751-1659; Veronica Monet 888-903-0050, Robyn Few SWOP-USA-877-776-2004

Website: http://www.swop-usa.org; http://www.swop-usa.org/drupal/node/30

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