What I am about to share is not related to mermaiding, but I am sharing it with you as I know you all to be a majority of loving caring people. I will caution you right now that reading it is not for the faint of heart. It’s very disturbing, and something needs to be done. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
The short of it is, my mertender’s cousin is an RCMP officer. (Our police- Canada wide) she was raped, by another officer. When she reported it, she was sent on madatory sick leave without being told that’s what it was or prepared for- without pay. The man who raped her, was found guilty, and was paid right up until the day he went to jail, including benefits. She has been dealing with a huge negative fall out for actually reporting this crime, and many injustices have happened at the hands of our law system. She has started a petition to share her story in effort to change policy so that women are not discriminated against in this sort of situation when they work for the RCMP.
You can read her story as well as sign the petition, and at the bottom of the petition she has linked all the news stories that have been done on her. You do not need to be Canadian. She wants to prevent anyone from having to go through what she did, and that wont happen until policy and standards are changed.
PLEASE REBLOG so Denise can receive justice!