Senator McCaskill opposes the creation of an independent, impartial military justice system.
The Pentagon estimates last year more than 26,000 incidents of rape and other sexual crimes occurred in the U.S. military. Only a tiny fraction of those cases were reported, and only a handful of those perpetrators were prosecuted.
Most victims never report because they fear retaliation from their chain of command.
This fear is justified: 60% of victims who come forward say they are retaliated against.
Senator McCaskill is opposed to letting legally trained military prosecutors determine whether a case should be prosecuted.
Instead, she believes the assailant's commander should retain that power.
Sign our petition and tell Senator McCaskill to stand up for victims and support a fair and unbiased military justice system.
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Senator McCaskill, please join your colleagues and do not block Congressional efforts to stop the epidemic of military rapes. U.S. servicemen and women deserve a justice system equal to civilians...
Senator McCaskill, please join your colleagues and do not block Congressional efforts to stop the epidemic of military rapes. U.S. servicemen and women deserve a justice system equal to civilians they protect. Without your support, perpetrators will continue to go free, victims will be too afraid to come forward and our nation will continue to lose standing around the world.
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