What’s up with the #OpJusticeForRehteah?

Earlier, you might have seen my blog post about an incident that occurred in a town, not too terribly far from me. It involved a girl named Rehteah Parsons.  She was 17 years of age when she took her own life.  Why?  Because she was raped, then bullied for two whole years.  Her parents, and she, tried to get charges pressed against her attackers, but, the RCMP said there was “Not Enough Evidence” , despite the fact that there was a video taken of the attack, and spread around facebook, not enough evidence eh?

(Link to the original Blog Post btw:  https://beforechangecomeschaos.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/cole-harbour-the-canadian-stubenville/ )

Now, we have heard very little about it since Anon started #OpJusticeForRehteah.  The RCMP said they would start another investigation, then…nothing.  All we have heard is about her ordeal at the IWK Grace Hospital (I do support this establishment and plan to do another Extra Life for them.) Mental Health unit.  ( News Story:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/06/25/ns-rehtaeh-parsons-hospital-strip-search-review.html )  

Why haven’t we heard anything about any further criminal investigation? Could THIS http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/721621/its-about-attitude-cole-harbour-sure-knows-how-to-produce-hockey-stars/ be the reason?  Cole Harbour is a hotbed of up and coming sports stars.  Maybe they don’t want to turn away scouts with their “dirty laundry” .  

I’m sorry, this needs to be brought out.  Pressure needs to be put on the RCMP to come out with more than empty promises of another “investigation”  I do believe it was just lip service to stop Anon from going public with the details of the attackers.  

The last anything has been said by the CBC about the criminal investigation is http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/04/12/ns-rehtaeh-reopened.html that.  In April.  I know that justice in Canada can move at a snails pace, but really, it’s not like we have the death penalty up here, so move along, get it done and get these criminals behind bars.

They murdered Rehteah as sure as they held a gun to her head and pulled the trigger.  She needs justice.  People need to learn that rape is NOT ok.  Just because a person is piss loaded drunk, does NOT Mean that it’s ok to have your way with them sexually.  THERE IS NO REASON TO RAPE.

Ugh.

Seriously… Justice for Rehteah.  Sooner rather than later.  Let’s not allow this case to fall into the shadows again.  Please keep pressure on the RCMP

http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-rehtaeh-demand-an-independent-inquiry-into-the-police-investigation 

We need an INDEPENDANT review of why they didn’t want to press charges in the first place, despite there being hard evidence out there.

Here’s her Dad’s blog:  http://glencanning.com/

and here’s the facebook community page to keep this out there https://www.facebook.com/angelrehtaehofficial

Please…keep the light on this.  This rape culture needs to be eliminated.

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About Monica Baker

Stay at home mom trying to get back into the workforce and blogging about it. Nothing super exciting really. But if you insist on reading go right ahead. If anything feel free to leave tips!

Posted on July 2, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I propose a night of ‘prayer’ for Justice for rehteah….if you are interested?

  2. I meant Rehteah. I do that all the time.

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