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  •  But that's not key in terms of the crime itself (3+ / 0-)
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    LadyMiseryAli, DrillSgtK, Treetrunk

    Obviously, if you're the cop taking the report, you care about this; for the purposes of apprehending the perps this is very important.  I'd want to know that the sex offender I was about to bag might well shoot me if I wasn't careful.  And knowing their gang affiliation is an important clue for determining motive and for finding and arresting them; it is also relevant because a lot of street gangs are male dominated and view sexual assault as part of their gang rituals.  This needs to be dealt with.

    However, if the kids had been young preppies who made a gun shape with their fingers and talked with whiny preppy voices, that would also be rape and it would still be a violent crime.  Same thing if they dispense with the guns and resort to alcohol and date rape drugs.  Rape is by definition a violent crime.

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