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Military / Sexual Assault #1054333

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) House approval of provisions to military law that include stripping commanding officers of the authority to overturn court-martial sex assault convictions noted.

(No location given: Maria Shriver) Conversation held with Representative Jackie Speier† and Senators Susan Collins & Kirsten Gillibrand† about their efforts to crack down on sexual assault in the military. [GILLIBRAND – says victims feel they cannot report this crime or that the existing system will give them justice; says victims have told them it is difficult to survive how they were treated after their rape or assault.] [COLLINS – outlines what needs to be done; wonders what parent would want to have their daughter go into the military if she’s not safe from a sexual assault from fellow servicemembers.] [SPEIER – says accountability is the answer; agrees this is similar to what happened in the Catholic Church.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Shriver, Maria
Duration:
00:03:10

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