Palin bills rape victims for investigation rape kit testing

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    stop being an idiot there are plenty of sources for the story...refute it ...or shut up
     
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    I did read it Strolling and it's an OpEd, I actually looked around and here is the deal.

    Yes the Wasilla Police department does charge for them. and here are gov. Palins comments.

    "(But) the Wasilla police department does charge the victims of sexual assault for the tests," the newspaper reported. USA TODAY

    A Palin spokesperson, contacted by USA Today, said the governor "does not believe, nor has she ever believed, that rape victims should have to pay for an evidence-gathering test." USA TODAY.

    So to imply that this is a Sarah Palin inspired thing by the author of the article is a little misleading.
     
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    They didn't even bill insurance companies. The current mayor had it researched.
     
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    The bill passed despite the objections of Wasilla Police Chief Charlie Fannon, who said it would require the city to come up with more money to cover the costs of buying the rape kits and conducting the exams.

    Wasilla charged victims for rape kits, exams - Los Angeles Times

    I think my point was, that NOT that Sarah Palin approves of this, but that the Wasilla Police billed for them as a result of the costs. It's pretty clear when asked about it, the Wasilla Police chief acknowledged that it was the policy of the police department. However, as I mentioned above, I honestly don't see how this makes a connection to Sarah Palin for approving of this!! because like I posted above, in her statement she does not.
     
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    So its much ado about nothing.......figured that...:clap2:
     
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    Well if she was the mayor when this was happening and allowed it go on then I have even more of a problem with her.
     

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