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« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2011, 11:17:41 PM »

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College, Rape, alcohol and Secrecy - Eva Feldman - Sep 20th 2007

Dear Dr. Schwartz,

In April of 2006 my daughter was raped at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.  The man who raped her was permitted to live on her coed floor in spite of serial offenses, the first being the felony battery of a male student 7 months prior to raping my daughter. 7 weeks before he raped my daughter he was transported by campus police for psychological evaluation for disturbing and violent speech, after a few days of observation he was returned to the coed floor the University assigned our 18 year-old to live on. (Not disclosing it in our housing contract)  The US dept of Justice research report states that 20-25% of all college women will be raped during their college carreers. Armed with this knowledge Indiana University does not have sexual assault awareness programs that incoming freshman must attend.  Their campus police who have sole jurisdiction did not have specialized training and did not even do basic police work like preserve physical evidance. Torn clothes and bed sheets were not collected.The rapist was suspended for less than one year, he was never charged with anything and there was no validation given to the victim.  After exhaustive investigation I have learned that there is a systemic indifference to rape on college campuses.  Administrators talk the talk but do not walk the walk. No Enforcment is the norm. No effort to make women understand the risks and no enforcement equals a nirvana for predators.  We often do not factor in the reason women do not come forward is that even today in the University setting this crime is swept under the rug.  Women are sent the distructive message that nothing will be done to the predator and you will go looking for another school or continue to be subjected to your attacker as my daughter was.

You are right to remind victims that the era of victim blaming must come to an end. It is true that in 75% of rapes alcohol is involved. Women should take note of this fact but it no way does it excuse the predator. Often University officials intimidate the victim not to pursue the offender if she was drinking as she could be charged with illegal alcohol possession if the offense occured in student housing or on campus.

Advise from a caring mother goes like this, let no one take away your happiness. The victim is never to blame not in any crime espically a sexual assault  Report this crime to Police and do not be intimidated. If you need help as a victim of campus rape or sexual assault go to www.securityoncampus.org. They can help you pursue your attacker and work with campus police and administrators.
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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2011, 11:34:47 PM »

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College, Rape, alcohol and Secrecy - Eva Feldman - Sep 20th 2007

Dear Dr. Schwartz,

In April of 2006 my daughter was raped at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana.  The man who raped her was permitted to live on her coed floor in spite of serial offenses, the first being the felony battery of a male student 7 months prior to raping my daughter. 7 weeks before he raped my daughter he was transported by campus police for psychological evaluation for disturbing and violent speech, after a few days of observation he was returned to the coed floor the University assigned our 18 year-old to live on. (Not disclosing it in our housing contract)  The US dept of Justice research report states that 20-25% of all college women will be raped during their college carreers. Armed with this knowledge Indiana University does not have sexual assault awareness programs that incoming freshman must attend.  Their campus police who have sole jurisdiction did not have specialized training and did not even do basic police work like preserve physical evidance. Torn clothes and bed sheets were not collected.The rapist was suspended for less than one year, he was never charged with anything and there was no validation given to the victim.  After exhaustive investigation I have learned that there is a systemic indifference to rape on college campuses.  Administrators talk the talk but do not walk the walk. No Enforcment is the norm. No effort to make women understand the risks and no enforcement equals a nirvana for predators.  We often do not factor in the reason women do not come forward is that even today in the University setting this crime is swept under the rug.  Women are sent the distructive message that nothing will be done to the predator and you will go looking for another school or continue to be subjected to your attacker as my daughter was.

You are right to remind victims that the era of victim blaming must come to an end. It is true that in 75% of rapes alcohol is involved. Women should take note of this fact but it no way does it excuse the predator. Often University officials intimidate the victim not to pursue the offender if she was drinking as she could be charged with illegal alcohol possession if the offense occured in student housing or on campus.

Advise from a caring mother goes like this, let no one take away your happiness. The victim is never to blame not in any crime espically a sexual assault  Report this crime to Police and do not be intimidated. If you need help as a victim of campus rape or sexual assault go to www.securityoncampus.org. They can help you pursue your attacker and work with campus police and administrators.

Does Indiana University have a sexual assault awareness program now?  It's good that it has campus police, but they have to be trained.  I would call the police; they might take it more seriously.
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« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2011, 11:53:36 PM »

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/14219.html

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Collaborations are key to preventing sexual assault

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April 21, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- With parties and end-of-year celebrations picking up, students and staff at Indiana University are engaging in multiple efforts to reduce the risk of sexual assault, including peer education, public outreach and an increased emphasis on intervening when friends put themselves at risk.

"Sexual assault is a serious problem across America's colleges and universities, and Indiana University is no exception," said Dean of Students Harold "Pete" Goldsmith. "The excellent work being done by RAISE, Safe Sisters, the Sexual Assault Crisis Service and other campus organizations is making a difference in raising awareness and supporting victims. Together we are sending a clear message that everyone has a role to play in eliminating sexual assaults on college campuses."

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« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2011, 12:03:13 AM »

http://idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=81840

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Last Update at 09:38 PM EDT

Timeline: The search for Lauren Spierer



My map was pretty close:

From the link above...




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« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2011, 12:19:10 AM »

I am really mad about this. Bloomington has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime, rape numbers are astounding. Along with many RSO living there also. I wonder how many parents know this when looking at IU for their kids? None of my friends who toured the campus had any clue. From doing searches on crime in Bloomington, there is a consistent theme of blaming the victim in assaults and rapes and sweeping things under the rug. A lot of businesses and jobs depend upon Indiana U. Are the students given serious warnings about their safety? Are there patrol cars on College Ave though the night? Students are still there as was Lauren. http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/south_central/rape-reports-up-at-indiana-university
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« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2011, 12:25:00 AM »

If all of the above wasn't enough...http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/crime/ind-man-faces-37-child-porn-charges
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« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2011, 01:58:00 AM »

YouTube video:  "Search for missing IU student continues; police tight-lipped"
Uploaded by wish (wishtv) on June 6, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4O_pFw2AMY&feature=player_embedded

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« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2011, 02:06:48 AM »

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/westchester_co_ed_missing_4hYlrz0wsSIBoQhceYNm5H

Westchester co-ed missing
Parents' desperate search in Indiana

By REUVEN FENTON, PERRY CHIARAMONTE and JEANE MacINTOSH

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Last Updated: 1:31 AM, June 7, 2011
Posted: 1:07 AM, June 7, 2011

A co-ed from Westchester mysteriously vanished while walking home from a bar at her Midwest college, and cops say they suspect foul play.

"It's every parent's nightmare," said distraught dad Robert Spierer, of Scarsdale, whose daughter Lauren, 20, hasn't been seen or heard from since early Friday.

Lauren Spierer -- a promising, petite, Indiana University sophomore -- was last seen walking barefoot alone from a friend's Bloomington, Ind., apartment around 4:30 a.m. after a night of partying at Kilroy's, a local sports-and-beach-themed bar, police said.

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Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/crime/westchester_co_ed_missing_4hYlrz0wsSIBoQhceYNm5H#ixzz1OZF0ZogQ

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« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2011, 12:21:25 PM »

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/national/midwest/foul-play-could-be-a-factor-in-missing-iu-student-case-

Foul play could be a factor in missing IU student case
Lauren Spierer has been missing for four days
Updated: Tuesday, 07 Jun 2011, 12:07 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 07 Jun 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - “We don’t have breaking news,” said Bloomington Lt. Bill Parker during a briefing on the search for missing Indiana University sophomore Lauren Spierer.

"When somebody at 4:30 in the morning, no shoes and has earlier been drinking, goes out and just disappears off a street corner — we feel like it certainly could be foul play involved.," Parker told the media, “At this point we don’t have a revelation, we don’t have breaking news, so we’re still inviting tips, and we’re inviting information,” Parker said.

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« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2011, 12:52:33 PM »

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/28156805/detail.html

Father Asks For More Help To Find Missing IU Student
Police: Foul Play, Medical Issue Possible In Spierer Disappearance

POSTED: 11:43 am EDT June 7, 2011
UPDATED: 12:35 pm EDT June 7, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The father of Lauren Spierer, the Indiana University student who has been missing since June 3, described his daughter as full of life and pleaded with the public to keep helping in the search for her.

Robert Spierer was stoic as he thanked community members and police for an onslaught of support in the days since the disappearance of Lauren, 20.

Slideshow: IU Student Missing Since Friday 

"She's full of life, always on the go, fun to be with, had a very large circle of friends, both boys and girls. She's the kind of person that would spend time volunteering," Spierer said.

Bloomington police Lt. Bill Parker said the search for Spierer began Friday afternoon, less than 12 hours after she was last seen, and that either foul play or a medical condition could be involved. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 90-95 pounds.

Investigators reconstructed the hours before Spierer's disappearance. She had been at Kilroy's, a sports bar and had been at a friend's apartment before deciding to walk to her home at Smallwood Plaza at about 4:30 a.m.

Police determined that one of the woman's male friends was the last to see her as she walked barefoot at the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue.

"We've been interviewing everybody that was with her," Parker said. "They've cooperated fully with letting us search their places, their cars."

Spierer has a heart condition and needs medication. She had also been drinking in the hours before her disappearance, officials said.

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« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2011, 02:01:24 PM »

Hope she is found safe and sound. Scary a young girl walking alone, late at night like that. Makes me wonder if perhaps she had an argument with someone and just took off. It may explain her not having shoes on, no phone etc...Just a thought.
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« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2011, 03:52:38 PM »

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/07/2011-06-07_search_continues_for_lauren_spierer_missing_indiana_student_from_westchester_cop.html?r=news/national

Search continues for Lauren Spierer, missing Indiana student from Westchester; cops fear foul play
BY Philip Caulfield
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Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 2:06 PM

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Police said Tuesday that there were no suspects, but they had "persons of interests" whom they would not name.

Meanwhile, dozens of volunteers gathered outside Spierer's apartment for the fourth straight day to continue their hunt through neighborhoods, woods, lakeside areas and construction sites near the campus.

Crews posted hundreds of "missing" posters around the area, and police had search dogs combing remote areas of Monroe County for any sign of the popular, petite blonde.

"It is not impossible that she has left on her own and gone somewhere, but at this point we feel it is unlikely," Bloomington Police Lt. Bill Parker said. "We feel there has been some sort of foul play."

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Police said Tuesday they had found Spierer's keys and purse on the path near her place, and that she had left her shoes and cell phone at the bar.

Her mom, Charlene, pleaded for her daughter's life on NBC's "Today" show.

"She didn't just disappear. Somebody knows where she is," Charlene Spierer said.

"If you had a thread of decency ... I'm begging. Somebody knows where she is I just want them to help us," she said.

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Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/06/07/2011-06-07_search_continues_for_lauren_spierer_missing_indiana_student_from_westchester_cop.html#ixzz1OcYthQwP
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« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2011, 05:28:24 PM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/07/police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-indiana-college-student-lauren/?test=latestnews

Police Question 'Persons of Interest' in Disappearance of Indiana College Student Lauren Spierer

By Cristina Corbin

Published June 07, 2011 | FoxNews.com

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Indiana police are interviewing "persons of interest" in the disappearance of a college student last seen by a friend walking toward her apartment last Friday.

The Bloomington Police Department said Tuesday that anyone seen with Indiana University student Lauren Spierer in the hours before her disappearance is considered a "person of interest," though no suspects have been identified.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/07/police-suspect-foul-play-in-disappearance-indiana-college-student-lauren/#ixzz1OczRANpA

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« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2011, 06:13:35 PM »

Her purse and keys were found on the path?  Oh gosh I hope they find her. thanks for the updates.
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« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2011, 06:28:23 PM »

radio scanner for the area, Monroe County:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?ctid=745
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« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2011, 08:02:40 PM »

http://www.fox59.com/news/bloomington/wxin-lauren-spierer-parents-issue-plea-for-information-about-missing-iu-student-20110607,0,4766772.story

Parents issue plea for information about missing IU student
The father of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer spoke to the media Tuesday morning. Robert Spierer described his daughter as a young woman who is full of life, always on the go and fun to be with.




 
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« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2011, 08:54:23 PM »

POI=male person last to see her in his apartment????  Maybe she said no to this person and he didn't like it and she ran out w/o her shoes and they can't be found because he disposed of them and poss her?  Any Monkey's in that area?  Rumors?
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« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2011, 09:20:22 PM »


SOME BREAKING NEWS!
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Members of the Bloomington Police Department are reportedly searching near the lobby inside Smallwood Plaza.

They are serving a search warrant and have broken down two doors to the right of the lobby of the apartment complex. They immediately began taking photos.

The two rooms are a mail room and a security room. So far, police have taken three computer hard drives and four CD cases.

We have a reporter and photographer on the scene. Keep checking idsnews.com and our Twitter @idsnews.
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« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2011, 09:23:48 PM »

http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-lauren-spierer-bloomington-police-serve-search-warrant-at-missing-students-apartment-complex-20110607,0,3575069.story

Police serve search warrant at missing student's apartment complex
Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza.

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8:41 p.m. EDT, June 7, 2011
Bloomington, Ind.—

Bloomington Police have removed two computer hard drives from rooms off of the lobby at Smallwood Plaza. Missing IU student Lauren Spierer lives at Smallwood Plaza.

An apartment complex resident told Fox59 News the hard drives contain security camera footage. Police said there's no evidence Lauren ever entered her apartment building Friday.

Police are continuing to search the apartment building looking for clues into her disappearance.

The 20-year-old sophomore went missing early Friday morning. She was last seen walking towards her apartment on College Avenue.

At about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, the first of four Bloomington Police cars with lights flashing arrived in the 800 block of College Avenue. One officer was carrying a battering ram. An officer told Fox59 News that investigators were attempting to find a key to open an apartment.

At 8:25 p.m., police used the battering ram to knock down two doors near the lobby of the apartment building.

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« Reply #59 on: June 07, 2011, 09:40:15 PM »

wow im hoping they find some evidence.  for them to need a battering ram shows that maybe they thought someone wasn't going to be cooperative?
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