VANCOUVER — The missing women inquiry is being asked to recommend that a woman who is the victim of a violent crime should not be arrested herself if she goes to police.
 
"Any person who is a victim of violence, or who wants to report a crime, should be permitted to do so without fear of arrest," said lawyer Jason Gratl, who was appointed by the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry to represent Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
 
"That would be a very good practical outcome of the Oppal inquiry, to recommend a temporary moratorium on arrests of women who have been assaulted themselves and wish to report that or any other crime."
 
Gratl argues that police have "a great deal of discretion" over which laws to arrest and which warrants to exercise.
 
 
see also...
 

Shut out ... but not shut up SISTER OUTSIDERS

what you won’t hear inside the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

from Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter

SEE... 

http://www.rapereliefshelter.bc.ca/learn/resources/sister-outsiders-missing-women-commission-inquiry-broadsheet

 

 

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