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08:11 AM on 09/08/12 
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ForeverInADay
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...in a bar, and a FEMALE judge blames the victim for basically having a vagina.

http://bit.ly/P10DS8

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Last summer, a drunk Arizona police officer named Robb Gary Evans drove himself to a bar, flashed his badge to avoid paying cover at the door, and then walked up behind a woman, put his hand up her skirt, and ran his fingers over her genitals. A jury convicted him of sexual abuse, a felony with a maximum sentence of 2 and a half years in prison, and Evans was fired from the police force after an internal investigation.

Nevertheless, Arizona trial Judge Jacqueline Hatch, who was appointed to the bench by Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ),decided that Evans’ actions did not warrant jail time —sentencing him probation and 100 hours of community service. Evans also will not have to register as a sex offender. Yet, while Judge Hatch apparently did not view the disgraced former cop’s actions as particularly serious, she had some very harsh words for the woman he assaulted:

Bad things can happen in bars, Hatch told the victim, adding that other people might be more intoxicated than she was.

“If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you,” Hatch said.

Hatch told the victim and the defendant that no one would be happy with the sentence she gave, but that finding an appropriate sentence was her duty.

“I hope you look at what you’ve been through and try to take something positive out of it,” Hatch said to the victim in court. “You learned a lesson about friendship and you learned a lesson about vulnerability.”

Hatch said that the victim was not to blame in the case, but that all women must be vigilant against becoming victims.

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change,” Hatch said that her mother used to say.

The victim, who has not been identified by the press, called for Judge Hatch to apologize for her offensive comments, adding that if she had not been at the bar to be assaulted by Evans, “it probably would have happened to someone else.
08:14 AM on 09/08/12 
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"if you wouldn't have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you"

good lord.
08:19 AM on 09/08/12 
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I saw this yesterday. So fucking retarded. ACAB!
08:20 AM on 09/08/12 
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Sigh.
08:20 AM on 09/08/12 
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I was going to say something about his profession not being relevant, but the meat of the story is the judge. Fuck that shit.
08:27 AM on 09/08/12 
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holy hell that is disappointing. really hope that judge comes under heavy fire for this.
08:32 AM on 09/08/12 
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holy hell that is disappointing. really hope that judge comes under heavy fire for this.

Spread it like wild fire.
08:36 AM on 09/08/12 
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I think the moral of this story is this: if you have a vagina, you will be sexually assaulted. And who else is there to blame but the victim, for having that aforementioned vagina.
08:57 AM on 09/08/12 
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Did you know that per capita, Arizona is the worst state in the country?
09:03 AM on 09/08/12 
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Did you know that per capita, Arizona is the worst state in the country?

Driving from bottom to top was the saddest thing I've ever done. 6 hours of nothing. Phoenix was the only time I saw lights.
09:04 AM on 09/08/12 
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The moral of the story is my groping of women in bars is warranted and not my fault. Thanks Judge J!
09:08 AM on 09/08/12 
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great, another reason for everyone to hate cops even more then they already do /:
09:11 AM on 09/08/12 
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Arizona looks like my place! I can murder someone and it would be the victims fault for being around me in the first place!
09:14 AM on 09/08/12 
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great, another reason for everyone to hate cops even more then they already do /:

To be fair, a lot of police hate comes from people who were doing something wrong and can't hold themselves responsible.
09:17 AM on 09/08/12 
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To be fair, a lot of police hate comes from people who were doing something wrong and can't hold themselves responsible.
Pretty dead on, no doubt there are some bad cops our there but people just get pissed when they get a speeding ticket for actually speeding.



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