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  • Philly Greens Urge "No" on Retention of Judge Teresa Carr Deni
  • 2013-10-28 00:00:00
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • NEWS RELEASE
    GREEN PARTY OF PHILADELPHIA (GPOP)
    www.gpop.org

    For release on October 28, 2013
    More information from:
    Chris Robinson, 215-843-4256 and chrisrecon@netzero.net


    Members of the Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP, www.gpop.org) voted on October 23 to oppose the retention of Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni in the General Election. The Green Party's decision was based upon a 2007 decision by Carr Deni which freed a rapist because the victim was a prostitute.

    The victim in that case was a 20 year-old single mother who was forced to have unprotected sex with multiple partners at gunpoint and without consent. Because the victim was a prostitute, Judge Carr Deni said at the time that the case "minimizes true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped."

    Eric Hamell, a Green Party candidate for auditor of elections in Germantown (Ward 59) said, "It should not be okay for a judge to free a violent rapist because of the judge's contempt for the victim's occupation. We should oppose the retention of Judge Carr Deni because she decided this case based upon the occupation of the victim."

    Chris Robinson, a member of the GPOP City Committee, said, "We should show Judge Carr Deni that rape is rape and that 'No' means 'No.' Voters on November 5 should vote 'No!' on the retention of Judge Carr Deni."

    For more information about the Green Party, please contact 215-243-7103 and gpop@gpop.org.

    ALSO SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teresa_Carr_Deni

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