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That wasn’t rape? You’re kidding

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:30 am

Sensible people may be shocked to know that violent forced sodomy is not rape in the State of New York. But of course there are too few sensible people among those who write the laws of the State of New York.

The bizarre fact that a man is not committing rape if, for example, he puts a gun to a woman’s head and forces her to perform oral sex on him was publicized this week when a cop — a cop — who did just that got off on rape charges. He was, however, convicted of predatory sexual assault and will be going away for a long time.

Joined by the psychopathic pig’s brave victim, a 25-year-old teacher, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) is leading the charge to change the law so that such despicable acts are given the label of rape they deserve. She had tried to do so last year, but the Assembly failed to pass her bill. The measure would not have much practical effect because predatory sex assault actually carries more prison time than rape, but it would bring the law into line with common sense, never a bad thing. Other states have done it.

This is what you call a no-brainer. The state Assembly, as we all know, is often a no-brainer of another kind, but maybe it and the Senate can get together and pass such a simple bill.

Meanwhile pig cop Michael Pena can rot in prison and die there.

Welcome to the discussion.