serial killer targets “a certain profile of a woman”

I am so upset.  Again, women have been assaulted, raped and murdered by a serial killer: Again, the “justice system” has turned a blind eye.  A blind eye to a women who was “bleeding and injured” because she wasn’t “credible.”  Read: a prostitute.

While this article does not use the exact term “prostitute,” nor does anyone in the interviews, we can read @#&*#!

Advocates fear that sensitivities including shame, checkered backgrounds and mistrust on the part of the women he tended to befriend might make it tricky to learn of more victims…

…Another woman, 43-year-old Tanja Doss, told The Associated Press two weeks ago that she was attacked by Sowell in April at his home and escaped the next morning. She said she didn’t tell police because she felt her past conviction on a drug charge made it unlikely they would take her seriously.

Any other survivors need to know “no matter what walk of life you chose, were actually pushed into, you’re still a person. Don’t give up on people that sometimes choose a different path of life, as they call them ‘throwaways’,'” Davis said…

…Sherri Smith, who works with churches in the Sowell neighborhood and has encouraged rape victims to seek help, said some might be hesitant for fear of being seen as “a certain profile of the women” that he allegedly targeted.

I feel sick to my stomach.  For all of those who adhere to armchair feminist theory that supports cracking down on prostitution in order to “save” women, for all of those who supposedly want to protect women from harm by lobbying for legislation to police them more, and for all those who try to silence the voices of sex workers who demand a right to safety by way of decriminalization, you should know that you efforts amount to this:

It soon emerged that a prosecutor declined to file charges after a woman fled Sowell’s home last December, bleeding and injured, because she wasn’t considered credible.

Read the whole article from the Huffington Post HERE

Also, an article from the NY Times, where “Nobody did anything because she is a girl walking around the streets.”

8 Responses

  1. law enforcement isn’t turning a blind eye, they’re co conspirators with the sex negative shame based arm chair feminist who allow the violent to terrorize us as a means to enforce their own moral code and sexual fetishes.

  2. As much as I agree that victims who are sex workers often dismissed and/or punished by the authorities to the point that many don’t even bother reporting the crime or seeking justice (as in “Craigslist killer” case), I think that this case is a larger issue of class and race.

    Crimes happened in a poor black neighborhood, against poor black women, some of them drug addicts and runaways. I wish this were the only case in which police didn’t lift a finger to solve crime in such community…

  3. “Any other survivors need to know “no matter what walk of life you chose, were actually pushed into, you’re still a person…”

    Of course we’re people. We KNOW we’re people! It’s everone else who doesn’t think we are. And this is the result.

    Thanks for sharing Kitten.

    XX

  4. While I agree race and class are a huge part of the issue, I respectfully point out that the stigmatization of prostitutes is the larger issue here.

    This monster previously spent time in prison for strangulation and attempted murder, a sex crime which required him to register as a sex offender. He had multiple complaints lodged against him-three to be exact. Three times woman went to the police to say they had been strangled and that he tried to kill them. Police pressed charges, but the DA never followed through on prosecuting him. This guy did not “elude authorities,” he had there full cooperation and assistance in continuing his murder spree. The police department, his parole officer, and the District Attorney were all aware that women were being assaulted, but did not think they could press charges and make them stick.

    I submit to you that this had much more to do with a “certain type of woman” and her lack of “credible” testimony.

  5. yeah K, I hear you and this ability of the law enforcement to be arbitrary in their enforcement was specific language I used in Prop K because it’s a problem everywhere. And those anti trafficking hacks couldn’t even get on board with that.
    I have footage of Eileen Herndadz, a black women and former president of the National Organization for Women stating publicly at the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women that we prostitutes are victims and we need to be arrested!

    Never once have I heard these ‘feminist’ speak out against the violence of discrimination against us nor have they ever stood with us and hold accountable this type of law enforcement misconduct.

    This is why I believe our next political move has be equal protection under the law. We have to demand to specifically be included in equal protection in hate crime legislation, employment, housing, child custody, education no matter what country we’re from, our ability to speak english, whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion.

  6. Oh and no matter how high we are or appear to be.

  7. Most of the Farley Hughes disciples couldn’t care less about prostitutes victimized by crime, or doing the right thing about holding the police accountable, or even more heresy, holding themselves accountable when their toxic activism harms the people they are alleging to protect.

    The goal for most of them seems to be to advance their politics and activist careers and ideological purity and whatever collateral damage comes along.

    When it comes time to be accountable, anyone challenging the results and harm of their activism immediately gets labeled as attacking the poor rad fems in their tiny corner of the internet…………….

  8. This is what causes people to go out & kill these offenders & I think some people do this,Just to get them off the street . Ridgeway ran amok for 20 years, and when the one cop got close to him they shut him down. so some of this is by design, because in the minds of some people we are expendable , Well I say something will give sooner or later , as we are getting tired of being hunted by predators cops or otherwise, I have started a list of dangerous predators in my area.

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