Mitchel, I know you simply forwarded her letter. My point was that
it might have been more helpful to her if you had said more than you
did. No, I didn't know her at the Brook.
>Hi Martha --
>Yes -- I simply forwarded Annie's letter to the list.
>I'll follow up when I learn more. Virginia Rose is Annie's adopted,
>handicapped daughter who must be around 20 years old.
>By the way, Martha, you might remember Annie -- she studied comparative
>religions and philosophy at SUNY Stony Brook in the 1980s.
>Right now, I think Annie just needs to hear supportive words from folks.
>At 05:39 PM 7/20/2005, you wrote:
>>Mitchel, this is a really compelling, painful letter. But you don't
>>make it clear (a) what actually happened (e.g., who's Virginia???) or
>>(b) what you think members of this list might be able to do. For
>>example, I don't guess I'm going to put a "Rapewick College"
>>bumpersticker on my car, and even if I did think that was a good
>>idea, I don't see how that would help this woman in her seemingly
>>>My old pal Annie Sauter, long ago in the dynamite activist group "Up
>>>Against the Wall Motherfuckers" and anti-war / anti-pesticide activist,
>>>wrote me this heart-rending letter, and I'm sending it out to others. She
>>>lives near Oneonta NY, and needs, at the very least, words of support!
>>>Please write to her!!
>>>From: [log in to unmask]
>>>Virginia was brutally raped by members of G-Unit (50 cent rap group) at a
>>>college (Hartwick) two blocks from our house. Every instituiton from the
>>>hospital , to the college to the state cops(duh) and the DA have now raped
>>>her and us again. We won't know if she has HIV for a year. Our lives are
>>>in shambles and we have been deserted by everyone, even the feminists
>>>because most of them either work for the city, the college or the
>>>hospital. We are selling everything we have to raise money. We hired a
>>>lawyer (the district attorney is a yuppie prick who told the lawyer that
>>>he"hates" me. The perps have a million dollar lawyer, but one of them is
>>>also now(since the rape) wanted for murder and has been the target of three
>>>murder attemps and has supposedly fled to the south somewhere. I am trying
>>>to get back intouch with Errol Louis from the daily news--he called me when
>>>it happened because he does alot of anti rap stuff--the only people who
>>>will help me are black people who are sick of the rap shit and all it
>>>brings to their community-all the whities are afraid of being called racist
>>>or of being killed. We hired a private dectective(two actually) and then
>>>one of them told us that a few days later the perps called and tried to
>>>hire them to find us-maybe they will kill us--couldn't be much worse than
>>>having your handicapped kid raped, sodomized be given the wrong HIV
>>>experimental drug prevention dose, being lied to and abandoned while you
>>>get tested for AIDs every three months. So I amtrying to get the word
>>>out. I am ordering 10,000 bumper stickers that say "Rapewick College,
>>>Oneonta NY , memories that last a lifetime" I got bea tup and had a
>>>migraine that cause strokelike damage to my brain and to my right side for
>>>protesting Hartwick's nonresponse-coverup on publik property during their
>>>graduation. Could you help get the word out, or bumperstickers and
>>>pamphlets out if I send you some? I have never asked anybody for help and
>>>I would help you if I could--please let me know--ps I worked on pseticides
>>>for years and years(thats why we left long Island--after I sat in at the
>>>DEC for three days by mself when Kathleen was a baby) anyway Please please
>>>help us--everyone else is chicken shit--
>>>love Annie,Paul, Virginia and Kat
>>Martha Livingston, Ph.D.
>>Associate Professor of Health and Society
>>SUNY College at Old Westbury
>>Old Westbury, New York 11568
>>"The great only appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise."
>>- James Connolly