14 August 2013

Norfolk, Virginia had an official blame the victim policy until 2013

According to a report from the Virginia Pilot . . . prior to the changes, [made in 2013, the Norfolk, Virginia police department, classified all rape cases as “unfounded” as a default and had no written provision in place to ensure victims were taken to the hospital and examined following an assault.
From here.

It was also standard practice in Norfolk, Virginia to repeatedly impress upon everyone reporting that they had been raped that they faced felony charges if the department concluded that they were lying.

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