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April 13, 2004

WATCHING ON TELEVISION CAN CALL THE TELEPHONE NUMBER 562-728-4644, OR THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE. THEY PUT IT ON CHANNEL 2 AND FIND A HOME OR ONE OF THE OTHER CHANNELS. CHANNEL 9, SAME CHANNEL, CHANNEL 4. LITTLE SASHA IS LOOKING FOR A HOME SO ANYBODY WHO'D LIKE TO ADOPT HER.

SUP. KNABE, CHAIR: ALL RIGHT. BEFORE WE GO TO SUPERVISOR BURKE, SUPERVISOR ANTONOVICH HAS WITHDRAWN HIS HOLD ON ITEM 33, AND HE MOVES IT. SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR BURKE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. SUPERVISOR BURKE?

SUP. BURKE: THIS IS DENIM DAY AND WE WOULD LIKE TO CALL JENNIFER LUCK AND ANDREE MORIN FORWARD. WELL, THIS ISN'T DENIM DAY, BUT... AS THEY'RE COMING FORWARD, WEARING JEANS DURING SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH BECAME AN INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL OF PROTEST OF HARMFUL ATTITUDES ABOUT RAPE IN 1999. THIS WAS IN RESPONSE TO AN ITALIAN SUPREME COURT DECISION TO OVERTURNED A RAPE CONVICTION BECAUSE THE VICTIM WAS WEARING JEANS. THE JUSTICE'S REASON, THAT THE VICTIM MUST HAVE HELPED HER ATTACKER REMOVE HER JEANS WHICH THEY FELT IMPLIED CONSENT. WOMEN IN THE ITALIAN LEGISLATURE PROTESTED THE DECISION BY WEARING JEANS. AS NEWS OF THE DECISION SPREAD, SO DID THE PROTESTS. IT CULMINATED WITH THE LOS ANGELES COMMISSION ON ASSAULT AGAINST WOMEN ESTABLISHING THE FIRST ANNUAL DENIM DAY IN LOS ANGELES IN APRIL, 1999. EVER SINCE, THE COMMISSION HAS

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