Former military construction contractor Tracy Barker was raped in Iraq in 2005 while on the job. Barker went through arbitration and won a settlement, but her former employer, Kellogg Brown & Root, is still trying to screw her over.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department — already facing an ugly and much-publicized backlog on testing rape kits — has announced the cessation of testing due to funding shortfalls. There's no word when, or if, testing will resume. [UPI]
Last summer, an Iraqi woman named Dalal, imprisoned to (reportedly) compel her brother to come in for questioning, was raped and impregnated by prison guards, then killed by her brother for it.
Let's just all admit it. False optimism aside, the religious wackjobs who spent millions upon millions of dollars to deny equal rights to U.S. citizens because of whom they choose to spend their lives with have won the day in sunny and supposedly liberal state of California. As of 9:40 ET this morning, with 95% of…