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Are you aware how many of the vic- tims of acquaintance rape are under eighteen? Public opin- ion can be swayed by the choice of words:let us use words that encourage other victims to step forward. Help us, as a society, to end sexual violence. Anne Gaudet P.C.I.R.C. Quincy tra money, $12,500, plus the And all that jazzl interest earned on the re- There is a great cultural mainingpeople, event that takes place each In most places in the Unit- summer in Plumas County. It ed States, this would be is a series of summer con- called fraud; however, appar- certs, usually held at the ently not so in Plumas Coun- Graeagle Band Shell picnic ty, which has the reputation area. The sponsoring organ•- of marching to its own drum. zation is the Feather River Floyd Austin Jazz Society, a group of local Greenville people who simply want to bring good Dixieland style Choice of Words music to the area. While it is This letter is in response to well supported, with some the article "Portolan charged people even coming from in rape case" printed 6/20/01 Reno, we are always amazed in the newspaper, that there aren't many more The way that this article is in attendance and it seemed written about what rape is, the word needed to be spread. and isn't, can influence the The admission is minimal public. Part of the article star- and not only does one have ed: "However, she admitted to the opportunity to enjoy the the attorney that she had music of a talented group of asked the 23 year old McNal- locals but different, accom- ly to use a prophylactic." The plist ed jazz groups from dif- use of the word "admitted" ferent California locales makes it sound as if there comes to share the stage at was a level of consent to the each concert. sexual activity. One of the The Feather River Jazz So- many fears/concerns of a vic- ciety is an example of the tal- tim of rape is that she could ent and energy that prevails get pregnant or become in- in this county. A special com- fected with a disease, some of mendation goes tO Julie Car- which are life threatening, doza who has long been in- By asking the perpetrator, votved in both the music and whom the victim knew, to organization of the group. wear a condom, the victim The concerts are on Sundays was trying to protect herself and the next two will be on m a way that she could: she is July 8 and July 29. 1:30 p.m. not agreeing to the sexual to 5:30 p.m. Popcorn and bey- act. She has the right to pro- erages are available and add tect herself, to the atmosphere. Some en- In the same article, it was thusiasts enjoy dancing. mentioned that the defense If you like jazz, this is a attorney asked Judge Kauf- great way to spend a Sunday man to allow him to question afternoon. the alleged victim about a Norberta and dismissed sexual assault case Marvin Schmidt a decade ago. I want to thank Quincy Judge Kaufman for rejecting the request. Seneca's new tax The survivor has the right Because special tax funds to be asked only those ques- have been misspent, the leg- tions that are relevant to the islature has enacted new case and she/he has the right laws mandating that special not to be asked questions tax funds be restricted to an about prior sexual experi- emergency operating reserve ence with anyone other than fund. the defendant. In the past, the Seneca Ten to 20 years ago, victims Board has spent special tax of rape were also victims of funds in mysterious ways. the rape myths that prejudge They could never account for a victim and could also be re- the use of special tax funds victimized by the justice sys- because they failed to make tern. Statistics 20 years ago the required segregation• indicated that 80% of rapes Now, in their sales pitch were committed by for the new special tax, strangers, almost the perfect Seneca board members are inverse of today's statistics, saying that the new law will Most sexual assaults today keep them in line that the are committed by someone new law requires account- that the victim knows. The ability. Since when has the justice system has undergone Seneca board showed such many positive changes in the respect for the law? Why did last few years. Yet we still a citizen have to go to court need to address the viewpoint to compel the board to obey that acquaintance rape is of- the Public Record's Act? Why ten considered nothing more did the board, in a published than "bad sex" or that "she article, state that they regard- asked for it" or that "she does- ed the Open Meeting Act, as n't act like a rape victim." an impediment? Why is the Are we still locked into the board currently flaunting the mindset of stranger rape and law by refusing to publish the expect the victim to respond audited financial statements to our mindset rather than to of the District? the intricacies of acquain- At a Seneca board meeting tance rape? held on June 26, Director Lee It is understood that the de- McGill expressed disdain for fense attorney is going to ask the new law by objecting to difficult questions and use its restrictions. She even sug- wording that could imply gested that the new law be consent or discredit the vic- tested. 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