All Right, Time To Continue Where I Left Off On Drug Induced Rape

More from the definition in the appendix of my book:

In response to the abuse of Rohypnol and GHB, the drug Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996 was enacted into federal law, making it a crime to give someone a controlled substance without personal knowledge and with intent to commit a violent crime.  But note that the GHB and Roofies are not yet federally classified as controlled substances.  (“Alcohol and Drug Abuse,” Staff report, Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, 1996 www.sunset.state.tx.us)

At the May 2000 Conference of the California Association of Toxicologists, Karla Kerlin, of the sex-crimes division of the LA District Attorney’s office said she is trying to get people to use the term “drug-facilitated rape” to make clear these are far less consensual than people think!  A GHB rape case in Los Angeles ended up with multiple life sentences where a DJ was knocking both women and men out at parties and raping  them. 

A Possible New Definition:  Aside from alcohol, there are currently three types of rape drugs.  They are as follows:

“GHB stands for gamma Hydroxy butyrate, a central nervous system sedative often referred to by other names such as ‘Grievous Bodily Harm and ‘Liquid Ecstasy.” GHB can produce drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, seizures, severe respiratory depression, and coma.” ( “What are Date Rape Drugs, Student Health Services at brown University, Dec. 15, 2008 http://www.brown.edu/studentserviceservices).  Other names for GHB are “G” and “Georgia Home Boy.”  It can be manufactured easily from common ingredients and recipes found on the Internet.

Ketamine, also called “K,” Special K’, “Cat Valiums,”  and “Vitamin K,” has anesthetic properties, mostly used by veterinarians.  It can cause…”delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respiratory problems,” (ibid)

Rohypnol, as mentioned before, is most commonly known as Roofies.”  Other names are “Rophies,” “Forget-me pill,” and Roche.”  This is the most commonly used rape drug.  It is not legal in the United States.  May cause intoxication, slurred speech, impaired judgement, and difficulty walking. 

These drugs are easily available.  They are essentially tasteless and odorless.  They stay in the body for several hours, and unless detection is made during the time frame they leave absolutely no trace.  They are classified as club drugs and more can be learned about them at www.clubdrugs.org.

Some of them cause the victim to appear to be sexually coming on to those around her.  So imagine if a woman has been slipped some at a bar, she is raped, and what will witnesses testify to?

Story and Commentary next time.  This type of rape takes a long time to cover.  It is cloaked severely in the Code of Silence.  How many daughters who start dating and go off to college are properly educated about what these drugs are, the intent of their use, and how to do the best they can to protect themselves?

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to toolbar