So the VICTIM has to pay restitution in Iowa? FOR SHAME!

Sorry for not posting as much this week. I had some big changes (all good though) in my life, so I’ve been incredibly busy. I heard this story and I was so enraged. Here’s another example of the hypocrisy in the injustice system. I’m not going to put too much on there, so I’m going to ask you some questions.

Would Becky have to pay any restitution for defending herself against a violator and get jail time if that happened to her?

Why aren’t the feminists hailing her as a hero?

4 thoughts on “So the VICTIM has to pay restitution in Iowa? FOR SHAME!

  1. I’ll give the judge credit: he went on record as saying he didn’t want to do this. But the law tied his hands. The questions is this: why do the people of Iowa allow their representatives to allow these kinds of laws to remain on the books?
    Or more precisely: if there were citizen elements who wanted to change it, how did those opposing that chance justify themselves? And how do the people of Iowa overcome those objections?
    The other good thing is that someone started a GoFundMe (I think it was GoFundMe) page for her, and she got double what she needed to pay the family of the man who raped her. While it’s impossible to undo what was done, at least she a) won’t be out that money herself and b) she knows that a good number of folks supported her. I read some examples of the notes people left for her, and many of them reaffirmed my faith in humanity.

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    • Sorry for the delay. I’ve had a crazy busy week. Sometimes I do wonder about the laws or why they would change on a state, county, or city basis besides the federal stuff. I did hear about the GoFundMe and I’m glad she got support there. It’s good that there are people who are on her side, but I get so tired of being so angry with the hypocrisy of the justice system, let alone how people in society react.

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  2. Yeah, this story made the UK and I couldn’t believe it either.
    It seems the law looks at the more severe crime as the one to persecute – for example, if someone breaks into your home and you kill them in self-defence, their crime of burglary which instigated the situation is forgotten since a fatality is more serious. So, in this case, with no rapist to answer for his crime, the victim has to pay for her more serious crime of murder/manslaughter.
    As the saying goes “the law is an ass” and it is irregularities like this where common sense *should* prevail that support this aphorism. The judge may have had his hands tied by legal protocol but I’m sure he could have also added a stipulation of his own like the family pay the money they receive to a rape victim support group or something.
    This world…

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    • You heard of that story, too? Wow, I’m surprised it got UK coverage, but I’m glad you know about it.

      What you’re talking about is the Castle Doctrine which is really big in the South of this country. Even then there have been cases of Black homeowners defending themselves against KKK members and white supremacists, yet still go to jail despite being under severe threat. It’s sad how this even went that far in punishing the victim of that rape. I hear you when it comes to that saying because there are so many cases that should be slam dunk examples of guilty people being punished, but that never happens. I know there’s the Iowa state law about retaliation as mentioned in the video, but she should’ve never been charged.

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