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Military protects sexual predators

San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Jackie Speier is so disturbed by the numbers of rapes and sexual assaults in the U.S. military — and what is done about them — that the Hillsborough Democrat has given a dozen speeches on the floor of Congress, each time spotlighting a different rape victim. You can watch the speech she gave Nov. 17 above. In it she calls for creating an office outside of the Department of Defense to investigate and prosecute rapists and care for sexual assault victims, an action she says is needed to deliver justice, end abuse and protect our military readiness.

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