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Democrat Jackie Speier introduces military rape bill

Southern California Public Radio reports:

A California congresswoman has launched a campaign to combat military rapes.

Democrat Jackie Speier has been making weekly speeches on the House floor, telling the stories of rape victims in the military. Now she’s introduced a bill that would take rape cases out of the usual military chain of command and transfer investigations, prosecutions, and victim care to an autonomous sexual assault office.

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