ACLU opposes polygraph tests for rape victims

August 2, 1979: The above title article - reproduced below - is published in the Colorado newspaper Douglas County News-Press.

There have been numerous articles similar to this over the years. My opinion of polygraphs can be found here.

Leaving aside feminist nonsense about “rape is rape”, not all rape victims are equal. No police officer with half a brain would insist on polygraphing an elderly woman who has been beaten senseless and sexually violated in her own home, but the drug addict or prostitute who claims to have been raped last week...?

The most important sentence of this article is the last one which alludes to a 43% drop in rape complaints for one county. Why do you think that was?


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