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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Justice4Rehtaeh: Time For The Nova Scotia Justice Department To Stop Protecting Those That Are Rape Hounds!

Sign Sherri's Petition
Trigger warning: this email contains information about sexual assault that may be triggering to survivors.

I am heartbroken and outraged.
My friend Leah's 17 year old daughter, Rehtaeh Parsons, took her life this week. Seventeen months ago, she was raped. The rape was photographed and the photos were shared around her Nova Scotia community. She was called a slut. She was bullied. She faced depression, and now she's gone.
After Rehtaeh's rape, police investigated for a year, but said there was not enough evidence to lay charges -- I can't believe it.
I started this petition demanding an independent inquiry into the police investigation. Why is it that everyone knows Rehtaeh was raped, that photos of the rape were taken and shared, that Rehtaeh was bullied and shamed -- but still police said they didn't have the evidence they needed to pursue charges?
This is a failure of the justice system, and now a 17 year old girl is lost forever. Please sign this petition and share it with everyone you know.
Thank you,
Sherri Bain,
A friend of the Parsons family
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