Via LGM, this disgusting tale:
Prosecutors contended that [Officer Evans] drank eight beers and then drove himself to the Green Room, where he flashed his badge in an attempt to get into a concert for free. While inside, he walked up behind the victim, who was a friend of a friend, put his hand up her skirt and then ran his fingers across her genitals.
When bouncers threw him out, Evans told them he was a cop and they would be arrested.
The 43-year-old former Arizona Department of Public Safety officer was facing between six months and 2 1/2 years in prison, but the crime was eligible for probation. He will not be required to register as a sex offender, according to the sentence.
The judge said she considered the defendant’s lack of a criminal record and strong community support in her sentencing.
She also advised the victim to be more vigilant.
The judge sentencing Evans, Coconino County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Hatch, said she hoped both the defendant and the victim would take lessons away from the case.
Bad things can happen in bars, Hatch told the victim, adding that other people might be more intoxicated than she was.
“If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you,” Hatch said.
You, Judge Hatch, are an asshole.
What exactly is the idea in the minds of these patriarchal shits? That no woman should ever go to a bar? That a woman who wants to socialize and enjoy herself outside of a book club or some other approved-for-ladies activity deserves to be sexually assaulted?
And as usual, it’s only when a woman gets sexually assaulted or raped that people start lecturing about all the things she did wrong to put herself in that position. Nobody ever goes easy on murderers just because the murder victim should have known that bad things happen at places that Puritans feel queasy about.
Anyway, fuck you, Judge Hatch. You’re an asshole.