BREAKING NEWS - October 2008
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Lancaster Prosecuters dismiss the case!
This news just broke and we are working on an action plan...stay tuned!
OCTOBER NEWS - Attorney Wendy Murphy files in Federal Court on Tory's behalf, answer expected soon!
SEPT 21 NEWS - Sen Ernie Chambers Files Suit Against God in Response to Rape Case
SEPTEMBER 10 ANNOUNCEMENT - Federal Court Filed in Tory Bowen case-
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln, names Lancaster County Judge Jeffre Cheuvront as defendant.
NATIONAL EMERGENCY PROTEST "Call it RAPE!" - HUGE SUCCESS!!
On July 17, PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment reached out to organizations and citizens across the nation. America was united from Albany, NY to Beverly Hills, CA to protest the silencing of rape victims.
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URGENT - Judge declares mistrial due to our free speech to protest his unconstitutional ruling! You must join us at the county courthouse - it is up to us to be the voice for all who have been silenced by violence!
Last month, Lancaster, NE County District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront barred the words "rape", "sexual assault nurse examiner" and "sexual assault kit."
In the sexual assault survivor Tory Bowen's opinion, Cheuvront's ruling means she will have to lie on the witness stand.
"The word "sex" implies consent," she said. "I never once would describe (what happened) as sex. He's making me commit perjury."
We need to amend Nebraska law, currently it reads:
Rule 403. Exclusion of relevant evidence; reasons.
Although relevant, evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury, or by considerations of undue delay, waste of time, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence.
**End this travesty of justice!! Give survivors free speech on the witness stand to testify the truth! Please sign and forward to your friends!
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE:
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Front Page Coverage:
Group to protest ban on word 'rape' in sex assault trial
By CLARENCE MABIN / Lincoln Journal Star
Saturday, Jul 07, 2007
Rape victim advocates plan rallies in Lincoln
BY PAUL HAMMEL, WORLD-HERALD BUREAU
July 7, 2007
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Read more on the case: Group to protest ban on word 'rape' in sex assault trial By CLARENCE MABIN / Lincoln Journal Star Saturday, Jul 07, 2007 http://journalstar.com/articles/2007/07/07/news/local/doc46903a86be970690791179.txt Rape victim advocates plan rallies in Lincoln BY PAUL HAMMEL, WORLD-HERALD BUREAU July 7, 2007 http://www.omaha.com/index.phpu_page=2798&u_sid=10072432 Banned words debated in sex assault case BY CLARENCE MABIN / Lincoln Journal Star Sunday, June 17, 2007 http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2007/06/17/news/local/doc46745fdc16768519275420.txt Judge will allow testimony, with limitations By the Lincoln Journal Star Friday, Jun 08, 2007 http://journalstar.com/articles/2007/06/08/news/local/doc4669b5d595acd641705859.txt Two say 'cleansing' of court language goes too far BY PAUL HAMMEL / WORLD-HERALD BUREAU June 7, 2007 http://www.omaha.com/index.phpu_page=2798&u_sid=2397636 UNL graduate takes the stand in sexual assault trial By: Laura Chapman / Daily Nebraskan Issue date: 11/13/06 http://media.www.dailynebraskan.com/media/storage/paper857/news/2006/11/13/News/Unl-Graduate.Takes.The.Stand.In.Sexual.Assault.Trial-2455174.shtml Jurors saw witnesses differently By CLARENCE MABIN / Lincoln Journal Star Sunday, Nov 12, 2006 http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2006/11/12/local/doc45565b0e3336f182485880.txt Jury deadlocks in sex assault case By CLARENCE MABIN / Lincoln Journal Star Monday, Nov 06, 2006 http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2006/11/06/local/doc454ff4737b29d742445702.txt
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