As an organization comprised of people who have been impacted by sexual violence, PERL is very concerned by revelations that Lt. Ouita Knowlton, the award-winning supervisor of the MPD's DNA Unit, was relieved of duty April 3 and now faces a criminal investigation. We...
Award-winning supervisor of unit handling cold rape cases has been relieved of duty and is now under criminal investigation.
There are several local No More campaigns now, including those in California, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. But one campaign that caught my attention this year was in Memphis. It shows how the No More toolkit can be used to try and plaster over a bad situation with symbols and empty rhetoric.
These palm cards contain practical resources for people who have been sexually assaulted and need help.
While education and awareness is important, Memphis Says NO MORE — an awareness campaign produced by the Memphis Sexual Assault Kit Taskforce — is not a credible source of information about sexual assault or domestic violence.
It’s outrageous that responding police officers can decide a person reporting a sex crime is lying — even before completing an investigation.
Contrary to the popular narrative, untested rape kits are not the problem. They are just one symptom of larger problems with policing rape.
Police departments have a strong incentive to manipulate crime data because lower crime rates make public officials look more successful.