Another Oklahoma Criminalized Survivor Story
Friday Channel 8 story from Brenna Rose: “‘Very discouraging’: AG Drummond on domestic violence in Oklahoma”
In case you missed it: News Channel 8 Tulsa story covering new legislation that could help criminalized survivors
Another version oo this story:
This story aired in Tulsa after a 20/20 episode “Kill or be Killed” about Nikki Addimando that mentions April Wilkens at the end of the episode as one of many other criminalized survivors:
HuffPost: When The Criminal Legal System Doesn’t Believe ‘Imperfect Victims’’
Police will always find a way to say, “Well, yeah, we care about victims, but this person isn’t a victim because …” And prosecutors will always find a reason to say, “But she was angry and not a victim. She was a violent person and not a victim. She had a foul mouth and was not a victim,” and the same with judges. So we see the ways that discretion plays out in this system now when people make really credible and strong claims of victimization and how those actors find ways to dismiss, discredit and disbelieve those survivors. There’s no reason to believe that reforms will make that any different.
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