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Who We Are
We are the 1000+ men and women of the Austin Firefighters Association. We are the well trained, caring, public servants who show up at your doors as quickly as possible every day to help you on the worst day of your life, whether it be a heart attack, structure fire or a sexual assault.
When we respond to a sexual assault scene and treat the target of the assault, we always thought that after the victim left our care they would be treated fairly by the justice system. Sadly we have found out this is not usually the case.
Our goal is to educate the public on the abysmal record of our current Travis County DA Margaret Moore.
Why No Moore?
- Margaret Moore treats victims of sexual assault poorly. Watch the videos!
- A woman in lawsuit is accusing Margaret’s Moore’s Office of not thoroughly investigating sexual assault complaints and has filed a separate action stating that the top assistant to Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore spoke without permission to a third party about her case and made false claims against her. The phone call contained confidential and protected information, but worse yet it was riddled with lies. Please read the three stories below:
- https://www.austinmonitor.com/stories/2019/03/sexual-assault-survivor- accuses-travis-county-prosecutor-of-lying-about-her-case/
- https://www.statesman.com/news/20190304/woman-accuses-prosecutor-of- making-improper-call-about-sex-assault-case
- https://www.austinchronicle.com/news/2019-03-08/sexual-assault-suit- bombshell-lands-in-d-a-s-office/
- In March of this year, the Austin Chronicle reported that the lawsuit alleged and an Assistant County Attorney confirmed “the D.A. prosecuted only one rape case out of approximately 1,000 sexual assault allegations made locally in 2017….”
- Nationally embarrassing stories pointing back to Margaret Moore
- New York Times, these rape victims had to sue to get their cases investigated
- National Story CBS News – “exceptional clearance” to close rape cases
- In the same Austin Chronicle article, it was reported that the District Attorney previously said publicly that “nonconsensual sexual ‘incidents’ involving acquaintances of female victims are really better characterized as ‘traumatic occurrences’ that do not rise to the level of sexual assault”;
- In that article, it was also reported that the District Attorney “stated her belief that rapes involving victims who had consumed alcohol or drugs are generally not prosecutable as criminal acts….”
- District Attorney Margaret Moore was appointed to the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force inside the governor’s office and local sexual assault survivors were rightfully outraged; when Moore resigned from the force, it was reported that she resigned because new information emerged about her views on rape cases;
- The lawyer representing sexual assault survivors locally said that the District Attorney “simply does not have the trust of our clients or other survivors in Travis County”;
- Begins her tenure as District Attorney by ousting experienced prosecutors, many who worked on sexual assault cases
- After SARRT investigates problems with moldy rape kits, DA Margaret Moore cut off long standing relationship with victim advocate group. SARRT or the Austin/Travis County Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team. Until DA Moore terminated this relationship, SARRT
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