Monday, December 17, 2012
Tell Congressman Cantor to insist upon presumption of innocence in VAWA
From SAVE Services:
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is being discussed by House Leader Cantor and VP Biden could include this proposed definition: "sexual assault means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal or State law, including when the victim lacks the capacity to consent."
Due to changes in state laws, innocent men have been convicted of sexual assault and imprisoned, even though there was no DNA, no witnesses, and no forensic evidence. Learn more here: click here
Do we really want VAWA to shift the burden of proof to the defendant? No law should remove the presumption of innocence.
Call House Leader Eric Cantor right now! (202) 225-2815 Tell him to restore the Presumption of Innocence in VAWA!
Thank you for your attention to this matter,
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
Let's tell Cantor to back us on this one. You can email him as well and let him know to uphold the presumption of innocence in VAWA. Too many falsely accused men have gone to prison as it is. Let's let him know about David Bedoya's situation. About Vladek Filler and his ordeal. The more of us that let Cantor we're serious about this the better.There are facebook forums that deal with false accusations of domestic violence:here,here and here. Let him know about those at well.Also tell him to free David Bedoya. Email today.