No Justice - No Peace! It's time for action
02 Mar 2007 10:13 GMT
The rapists Rickards, Schollum and Shipton were found 'not guilty' on Thursday and it is now official: Shipton and Schollum are convicted rapists. And just tonight another womyn has come forward who was forced to perform oral sex on Brad Shipton in 1995. "The legal system does not deliver justice for women, but more than that - this should never have happened in the first place. Many people knew that these cops were abusive, and no-one did anything about it, and these are not the only police who have used their power to rape and abuse. We must hold onto our outrage, because it is out of that outrage that the hope for a something better can be built," wrote Maia on her blog.
It is now time for action! The Christchurch District Court was spraypainted on Thursday night and a picket was held there on Friday morning. In Wellington, around 50 people showed up to a vigil outside the High Court. Many bus drivers responded to the "toot for support" sign and not a single cop showed up. The pavement was covered in chalk.
Thursday 8th March - International Women's Day
Wellington: March to demand justice for rape survivors, 5.30pm, Civic Square
Auckland: March against police rape, 7pm, Aotea Square
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