Take a good look at the picture to the left. If you are a rapist or child molester, she may just be your best friend. She is also a State Senator.
Last week I wrote about a disturbing press release from Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego's office regarding the United States Senate race in Missouri. It didn’t make sense that she wanted to help re-elect a collectivist liberal from Missouri, much less offer no help in defeating a collectivist liberal Senator from New Jersey.
Of course, the controversy revolves around inarticulate comments made by United States Congressman Todd Akin regarding rape.
Her outrage at one of the most conservative, and solidly pro-life congressmen in the House of Representatives, led me to take a look at Senator Addiego’s record on dealing with rapists, both the adult and child variety.
The following excerpt is from a series published by the New York Times just one week before a crucial vote that Senator Addiego took:
TRENTON — Most of the attacks happened inside the supply closet. Away from workers or security cameras. A dark space that Vanessa Falcone tried desperately to avoid.
Ms. Falcone was an inmate at the Albert M. “Bo” Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center, a 900-bed halfway house here that is at the vanguard of a national movement to privatize correctional facilities.
She was assigned to the cleaning crew, under the supervision of a janitor. One night in 2009, he ordered her into the closet.
“He took his pants off and grabbed my hair and pushed me down,” Ms. Falcone, now 32, said in an interview. “That started a few weeks of basically hell.”
Finally, she told a senior guard that she was being sexually assaulted, according to internal reports written by the guard.
She was immediately transferred to another halfway house. The janitor was dismissed. And that is where it ended.
That horrific first person account is but one of many sickening episodes recounted in the New York Times investigation. Senator Addiego, who now feigns disgust on a conservative stalwart for his inarticulate comments about rape, actually had a chance to help forcibly raped victims right here in New Jersey.
She chose not to.
Earlier this summer, on June 25th, 2012 Senator Addiego voted “No” on a bill which passed both houses of the legislature. S927, would have strengthened oversight on facilities like the one above, and provided a safety net for forcibly raped victims like Ms. Falcone. Apparently Senator Addiego was not outraged enough to want those controls in place and put a stop to the forcible rapes and sexual assaults taking place at these privately run facilities. Disgusting.
It gets worse for Senator Addiego.
Earlier this year, in January, Republicans and Democrats together, 14 of them in the Senate and 41 in the Assembly, co-sponsored S380/A2027, the “Jessica Lunsford Act.” This act imposes a mandatory prison term of 25 years to life on any individual convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. It is a solid piece of legislation still working its way through both the Assembly and Senate in Trenton. It is remarkable that a good piece of legislation, dealing with the aggravated sexual assaults of children under 13 has so many co-sponsors, of both parties. It is good to see our government working in a positive way.
It is a shame and disgraceful that Senator Addiego voted “no” on S927, and that she is silent on and not a co-sponsor of S380.
Despite that, she continues to want to involve herself in the Missouri United States Senate race and help re-elect a collectivist liberal Senator.
Isn’t it safe to assume that she wants to see the collectivist liberal Senator from New Jersey also win re-election?
You can call her at 609-654-1498 to ask her why she voted against S927, why she is not a co-sponsor of S380, and whether or not she supports Joe Kyrillos for United States Senate against Bob Menendez.
Rob Eichmann is the elected Gloucester County Committeeman to the Republican State Committee. He has been active in conservative politics for more than 20 years and is widely recognized as the most conservative member of the New Jersey Republican State Committee. You can now follow Rob Eichmann on Twitter… Follow @RobEichmannNJ.