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  •  Of course she reported it to the police. (8+ / 0-)

    It only took them around twenty minutes to arrive -- this was a rural area, without particularly quick police response time.  And, of course, it wouldn't have been especially easy to make that call while being beaten, which would have been the case had she not been armed.  You might recall, I mentioned this happened around 3:30 in the morning -- he didn't exactly schedule an appointment.

    The locked door lasted, at an estimate, maybe three minutes.  It doesn't really take very long for a determined person to kick open a door.

    So, roughly seventeen minutes with no protection except what she could provide for herself.

    No, all things considered, I would not say that a locked door and a call to the police would have been sufficient.

    "No amount of belief makes something a fact." --James Randi

    by theatre goon on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 06:18:37 PM PST

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    •  Concur (0+ / 0-)

      I concur with your assessment of the urgency of her rights and her need. Thank you for sharing a personal example, where people can move beyond the hypothetical and into the real world.

      In Woollard v Gallagher it took more than 2 hours for the police to arrive. IMO, it's helpful when people can see these  real life examples.

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 06:56:34 PM PST

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