NOW-NYC Rally to Take Rape Seriously, and secure justice for 3 teen girls

Reprinted from NOW-NYC.  For more information, click here.

Tuesday, November 9th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
111 Centre Street, NYC (between Leonard & White;
6, Q, N, R, J, Z to Canal St.)

WHY THIS RALLY IS IMPORTANT:
NOW-NYC and anti-violence advocates from across the city are joining forces to ask Justice Cassandra Mullen to give confessed rapist, Tony Simmons, a sentence with jail time.  Recently, the Manhattan Supreme Court Justice proposed a sentence of ten years probation with absolutely no jail time for this court-appointed juvenile counselor who pled guilty to raping one girl and sexually assaulting two others.

If Simmons, who admitted to sexually assaulting three teen girls, can get off without any jail time, what does that mean for women victims of rape across the city?  We need to send a message to Justice Mullen, law enforcement, our leaders, and our community to Take Rape Seriously!


WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1)  Join our rally and press conference on Tuesday, November 9th 12:30 pm and help us send a strong message!  We’ll have signs available, or you can bring your own. Our key messages are: (a) Take Rape Seriously
(b) NO Getting Away With Rape  (c) Simmons Should Serve

2)  Sign Our Petition NOW to Justice Cassandra Mullen to demand jail time for this violent offender and justice for the victims. We will present our petition to Justice Mullen after the rally.

3) Get more signers on this petition. Send out the link to the petition widely. Forward to friends, bloggers, and post on Facebook and Twitter. URL: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/now-nyc_justiceforassaultvictims/

Street harassment is a gateway crime that creates a culture of violence against women. Sexual harassment and aggression have no place in our homes, our jobs, our classes, our streets. Show your support today, with $5.

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  1. Good Job! Keep it up, I will check back some time.

    • ilovesh0pping says:

      It is clear to anyone that this man should be punished with jail time for the sexual crimes he has committed. It’s not surprising that the original decision to let a child molester off with no jail time came from a judge who has spent her time sleeping with married co workers. Perhaps if she spent more time actually doing her job at work she wouldn’t have to go back and change her ridiculous decisions.

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