Feathered Bastard

Brnovich Disappointed with State Attorney's Language in Prison Rape Case

Roxana Bacon really should know better.

A former president of the State Bar of Arizona, she recently penned an op-ed for the Arizona Republic wherein she blasted state Attorney General Mark Brnovich for a blame-the-victim "you asked for it" opinion of rape.

"In Brnovich's view," she wrote, "prisons are places where guards and administrators have no responsibility to maintain safety or protect its citizens. If there is no duty to protect, we should not be surprised that there is no protection. Under Brnovich's view of Arizona's law, his only duty is to post signs that say 'enter at your own risk.'"

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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