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WEBVTT 00:02.217 --> 00:08.223 MEGAN: KEEGAN: TODAY, THE HINDS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT WEARING BLUE JEANS TO BRING AWARENESS TO SEXUAL ASSAULT. 00:08.223 --> 00:12.759 IT’S PART OF THE NATIONAL DENIM DAY CAMPAIGN, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH. 00:12.759 --> 00:16.598 IT STARTED ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO WITH A RULING IN ITALY. 00:16.598 --> 00:22.036 A RAPE CONVICTION WAS OVERTURNED BECAUSE THE JUSTICES BECAUSE OF THE VICTIM’S TIGHT JEANS. 00:22.036 --> 00:26.407 THEY RULED SHE MUST HAVE HELPED HER RAPIST REMOVE THEM, WHICH IMPLIED CONSENT. 00:26.407 --> 00:34.749 THE NEXT DAY WOMEN IN THE ITALIAN PARLIAMENT CAME TO WORK WEARING JEANS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE VICTIM. 00:34.749 --> 00:38.052 >> WE CAN’T LET THAT KEEP GOING. 00:38.052 --> 00:40.276 I DON’T LIKE RAPISTS. 00:40.276 --> 00:43.658 WE RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT IT GOES ON. 00:43.658 --> 00:48.330 KEEGAN: SHERIFF MASON SAYS TOO OFTEN VICTIMS ARE EITHER AFRAID OR KEEP A SEXUAL ASSAULT INCIDENT TO THEMSELVES, THEY HOPE EVENTS LIKE THIS WILL HELP ENCOURAGE VICTIMS TO SPEAK
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