Military brochure pulled from SC military base
Posted at: 07/10/2013 7:27 AM
A brochure with advice to protect service members from sexual assault is being pulled from a South Carolina military base. This happened after Congresswoman Louise Slaughter questioned some of the brochure's content.
News10NBC is told the brochure contained some important advice, like checking around a car before entering and using dead-bolt locks when home alone.
But Slaughter says some of the other advice was in appropriate -- like part of the brochure that says, “If you are attacked, it may be advisable to submit than to resist." The brochure also recommends hiding under a car if you are confronted in a parking lot. Slaughter says that it sends the wrong message.
The Pentagon has been under scrutiny after a recent report that as many as 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would remove commanders from the process of deciding whether serious crimes including sexual misconduct cases go to trial.