Posts Tagged “rape”

Rape anonymity for the accused: well-intentioned but wrong

by Stephen Tall on May 5, 2013

Rape anonymity — the right of the accused in rape cases to have their identity kept secret — is in the news again today, after Conservative MP and deputy speaker Nigel Evans was named publicly following his arrest on suspicion of rape and sexual assault. The Coalition Agreement said the Government would ‘extend anonymity in […]

Paddick: some Met detectives adopt a “she wants it really” attitude to women alleging rape

by Stephen Tall on March 2, 2012

The Lib Dems’ London mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is interviewed in today’s Guardian, and has some strong words for his former employers, the Metropolitan police: Paddick warns that some detectives adopt a “she wants it really” attitude to women alleging rape and sometimes refuse to acknowledge that some types of men, such as licensed cab […]