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Fudging the Rape Stats in Santa Cruz: FRSC Interviews Gillian Greensite Thursday June 14

by Robert Norse
Activist, organizer, writer, and past Santa Cruz CPVAW Chair Gillian Greensite speaks out on why she was dumped from the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women for raising issues of police negligence and cooking the books on the vital issue of rape. Gillian will co-host the Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show from 6-8 PM Thursday June 14th at 101.1 FM, streaming at http://www.freakradio.org
RAPE IN SANTA CRUZ : WHAT THE CITY COUNCIL DOESN'T WANT YOU TO KNOW.

For the past 27 years, Gillian Greensite has worked on campus and in the community to help prevent rape and to help those who have been raped. She started the Rape Prevention Education Program at UCSC in 1979 (where she still works) and was a co-founder of the city Commission for the Prevention of Violence against Women established in 1981.

She served for 6 years as the Commission's first chair until she resigned in protest of the city council's failure to take action after she documented serious problems in the SCPD with respect to rape response and investigation.

In the fine tradition of history repeating itself, second time as farce, Gillian is once again offed from the Commission. This time, city council members (Rotkin, Mathews and Robinson) refused to re-appoint Greensite after she documented, once again, the same serious problems in the SCPD that had not been addressed during the past 20 years.

The Commission's REPORT ON RAPE also revealed that Santa Cruz has one of the highest rates of reported rape in the state of California. Why is this being covered up?

Call in at 831-427-3772.

Tune in etc.

Other possible issues:

Democracy regresses under "progressive " city council rule.
UCSC growth. Bad for campus. Bad for town. And elitist.
How the non-profits have sold their soul to the council machine and vice versa.
Why the SC economic crisis is a fabrication and why is this happening.
What is needed for an effective counterbalance to the regressive cycle of city councils.
Leashing dogs in Lighthouse Field--insufferable or indispensible?
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