Judge Compared Rape Victims To People Who Don’t Lock Their Doors At Night

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Judge Lindsey Kushner sentenced an 18-year-old man to just six years in jail for raping an 18-year-old woman last year in Manchester. Now, the case is back in the news because the judge compared rape to burglary in a troubling explanation of her March judgment.

Last month, Kushner added somewhat of a disclaimer to her sentencing, saying, “I don’t think it’s wrong for a judge to beg women to take actions to protect themselves.” She argued that while there is “absolutely no excuse” for rape, women should be aware that “predatory men” may gravitate toward drunken women. In response, a local police commissioner worried that the judge’s sentiment would make it “harder to get women to make reports.” The police commissioner called Kushner’s comments “victim-blaming.”

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