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  1. Lori
    Lori May 26, 2011 at 2:33 pm |

    Awesome. Something needs to be done. If I can find a babysitter, I’ll be there (I’ll be the one 10-12 years older than the rest of you).

  2. Brandy
    Brandy May 26, 2011 at 3:31 pm |

    There in spirit.

  3. Doctress Julia
    Doctress Julia May 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm |

    Yes, there in spirit as well. This has me fucking OUTRAGED. PISSED OFF!! Please be extra loud since I can’t be there! Thanx for doing this.

  4. PG
    PG May 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm |

    “the NYPD institute regular and ongoing trainings on sexual assault and harassment for all the members of its force, and institute a zero-tolerance policy for assault and sexual harassment on the job.”

    I’m surprised they don’t have the trainings already — that sounds like something that would have come out of injunctive relief in a civil lawsuit, if nothing else. Is the victim of their crimes suing the NYPD? Are these officers still working for the NYPD? Is the police union defending them?

  5. kiki
    kiki May 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm |

    We are trying to get the word out to our audience to come join you tomorrow for this rally! Wish I could be there!

    http://loosegarments.wordpress.com/2011/05/26/protest-in-nyc-tomorrow-may-27th-5-7pm/

  6. ExcuseMe
    ExcuseMe May 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm |

    Agree with aforementioned protest.

    Sorry to change the subject and not quite sure where to post this, but has anyone noticed that Ratko Mladic has been arrested???

    I’m really confused here, because with the death of Bin Laden there was an immediate post, a happy one…but the actual live capture of Mladic and what, nothing? The man who was in charge of the genocide of 8000 muslim men and protocol calling for the systematic rape of women has been captured. ALIVE. And nothing?????

  7. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar May 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm |

    Wow. Did someone just get up in Jill’s grill for not writing about something … the same day it happened? Something plenty of other people are covering? Something that, if Jill never writes about it, will still get national attention? Really?

    Nah. Couldn’t be.

  8. preying mantis
    preying mantis May 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    “Probably just “I don’t care about anyone except Osama bin Laden,” though.”

    This is clearly the most logical explanation. Clearly.

  9. Alison
    Alison May 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm |

    Jill is truly History’s Greatest Monster.

  10. Eric
    Eric May 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm |

    I just wanted to say that I know those big law firm jobs usually barely give people time to eat or sleep, so I think it is amazing that Jill manages to find the time to do her blogging and advocacy. Her writing is interesting and relevant, and she has definitely motivated me to try to do a better job. Jill, I just wanted you to know that you’re doing amazing work, and please don’t listen to the haters. :)

  11. Erin O'Rourke
    Erin O'Rourke May 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm |

    Wow. Wow wow wow. Seems I was utterly stupid for being somewhat relieved in thinking there was enough evidence that things couldn’t possibly be horribly twisted to prevent this woman from getting justice. I am BEYOND DISGUSTED!!! I wish I could participate, but I have plans that have been months in the making. Argh!

  12. Pidgey
    Pidgey May 26, 2011 at 6:57 pm |

    Jill runs Feministe, which has guest posts by Jaclyn Friedman covering a conference dedicated to stopping rape in war, and earlier today Friedman tweeted

    “This morning, war criminal responsible for much of this, Ratdko Mladic arrested in Belgrade! #endrapeinwar Some welcome good news!”

    So Jill wins the game Six Degrees of Celebrating Arrest of Genocidal Fuckhead.

  13. auditorydamage
    auditorydamage May 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm |

    If I weren’t all the way over here in Toronto, I’d be there. Those assholes clearly think they did nothing wrong. I worry how many of their co-workers agree with them.

  14. Diana
    Diana May 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
  15. Gretel
    Gretel May 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

    So glad this is happening. Thanks for all the work everyone’s doing around it!

    See (some of) you tomorrow!

  16. PG
    PG May 26, 2011 at 9:38 pm |

    ‘Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said Thursday that the officers would be fired immediately — up until Thursday, they had been suspended with pay.

    “The guilty verdicts involved violations of the officers’ oaths of office and, as a result, warrant immediate termination,” Mr. Kelly said.’

    — The “suspended with pay” until a guilty verdict is almost certainly required by the police union contract (much like teachers’ getting paid until a guilty verdict at an administrative hearing). The firings imply a zero-tolerance policy for any criminal action once it’s been proven, so presumably sexual assault is included in that.

    Sexual harassment has always been a particularly tough one in unionized workplaces because quite often fellow union members were the ones perpetrating the harassment, and if men made up the majority of the union, the union didn’t perceive it to be in everyone’s interest to prohibit harassment.

  17. NIurka
    NIurka May 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm |

    Count me in these rapist pigs must know we will not take this sitting down. Please unite do it for the woman who got no justice!!!

  18. Tony
    Tony May 26, 2011 at 11:10 pm |

    The firing is not necessarily permanent – there is still arbitration. I wonder what the legal costs are for the accuser to bring this case? It would be nice if there were a ‘legal defense fund’ for alleged victims or rape and / or police abuse.

  19. Unree
    Unree May 26, 2011 at 11:27 pm |

    @ExcuseMe: Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I remind you that the killing of Osama bin Laden was announced at the end of a weekend, before the work week had started. Relatively easy to do a prompt post–especially because the White House did a big leadup during the afternoon and evening of Sunday May 1, announcing that an announcement was on its way. You do know the owner of this blog toils at a very demanding day job on weekdays, don’t you?

  20. Jackie
    Jackie May 27, 2011 at 8:20 am |

    There is spirit. This is a horrible abuse of justice!

  21. Two NYPD Officers Acquitted Of Rape But Did They Get Away With It? | Women's Interviews - The Daily Femme

    […] If you are outraged by this verdict and live in New York City, join Feministe’s Jill Filipovic, feminists Lori Adelman, Erica Sackin, and Julie Klausner, and feminist group Permanent Wave tonight between 5 pm – 7 pm in front of the Manhattan Criminal Court building at 100 Centre Street to protest the acquittal. For more information on the rally, click here. […]

  22. Two NYPD Officers Acquitted Of Rape But Did They Get Away With It? « clips | clips | clips

    […] If you are outraged by this verdict and live in New York City, join Feministe’s Jill Filipovic, feminists Lori Adelman, Erica Sackin, and Julie Klausner, and feminist group Permanent Wave tonight between 5 pm – 7 pm in front of the Manhattan Criminal Court building at 100 Centre Street to protest the acquittal. For more information on the rally, click here. […]

  23. Sean
    Sean May 27, 2011 at 11:24 am |

    Firstly, good work in organising a protest.
    “to demand that the NYPD institute regular and ongoing trainings on sexual assault and harassment for all the members of its force, and institute a zero-tolerance policy for assault and sexual harassment on the job. ”

    Secondly, as someone who does not live in America and thus has not seen anything on this, is a link with further information available?

    I’m not commenting on the acquittal, as i said, I dont know enough about it.

  24. wallfly
    wallfly May 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm |

    Tony:
    The firing is not necessarily permanent – there is still arbitration. I wonder what the legal costs are for the accuser to bring this case? It would be nice if there were a ‘legal defense fund’ for alleged victims or rape and / or police abuse.

    Wouldn’t such funds only be available to “alleged victims”? At the point where the trial concluded and the officers were found not guilty, wouldn’t the alleged victim no longer be an alleged victim?

  25. Laura
    Laura June 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm |

    This may have been posted before, but does anyone have any advice for what people can do who are not living in NY? I am sure e-mailing, letter writing, phone calling, and whatnot. Any advice?

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