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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:18 PM

Watchdog group accuses Amy Coney Barrett of "unconscionable cruelty" in teen rape case

Barrett decided to overturn a $6.7M jury award to a teen allegedly raped in a jail run by ex-Sheriff David Clarke

OCTOBER 16, 2020 10:23PM (UTC)

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has been accused of "unconscionable cruelty" by a watchdog group over her role in an appellate court decision overturning a district court which found a Wisconsin county liable for millions in damages to a woman who alleged she had been repeatedly raped by a jail guard.

"After a 19-year old pregnant prison inmate was repeatedly raped by a prison guard, Amy Coney Barrett ruled that the county responsible for the prison could not be held liable because the sexual assaults fell outside of the guard's official duties. Her judgment demonstrates a level of unconscionable cruelty that has no place on the high court," Kyle Herrig, president of the progressive watchdog group Accountable.US, told Salon. "The only thing more concerning than the rush to confirm by Senate Republicans is what we are learning about Amy Coney Barrett's extremist record. It is hardly surprising that she has dodged question after question during her testimony."

Barrett was one of the three judges on a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel which reversed a $6.7 million verdict against Milwaukee County in 2018 after a corrections officer was charged with repeatedly raping a pregnant 19-year-old inmate.

Former corrections officer Xavier Thicken was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault in 2013 after the woman alleged that he had raped her during and after her pregnancy at a jail run by the controversial former Sheriff David Clarke. Those charges were dropped when he agreed to plead guilty to felony misconduct in public office in 2014.

The woman later filed a lawsuit against Milwaukee County. In her testimony, she alleged that Thicklen had raped her in different parts of the jail when she was eight months pregnant and demanded that she perform oral sex on him after giving birth.


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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:03 PM

1. Kick. People far and wide need to read this.

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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:30 AM

2. Since I was raised by...

someone who acts very much as Barrett does, I can offer a reason why she did this. She didn't want to think about it. It offended her sensibilities to even consider that it happened. And, since it did happen, then Yahweh ordained it and therefore she must give birth to any babies that rapist gave her and raise them, regardless of whether she is able to or not. This is what is about to be allowed into the Supreme Court. She must be stopped. THEY must be stopped.


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