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Two cops not charged with rape after having sex with a person in their custody. Police actions take away freedom in more ways than one. What do you think of their not being charged? [theintercept.com]

By ToolGuy8
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We should be more careful about who we give the power of the state.

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Turn this around: She knows she is going in for years. So, like, duh!

Jacar Level 8 Mar 10, 2019
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i significant % of them are sociopaths.

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There are laws in many states that allow police to fuck suspects. Those "cops" should be jailed for ever.

Jacar Level 8 Mar 9, 2019
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I would have thought an officer having consensual sex with an offender in their custody is a crime in itself. Instant dismissal.

powder Level 8 Mar 9, 2019

It is because the person in custody cannot give valid consent.

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And cops whine because we don't respect them. Fuck'em! I don't respect position, titles, or uniforms. I respect individuals when they give me reason to.

Sticks48 Level 9 Mar 9, 2019
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And let’s not forget why the very first police groups began, to catch runaway people of color who were escaping from being held captive

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Cops get away with murder so what is a little rape?

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"We'll update the law but your rape? That one won't count." .

WTF justice system?!

RavenCT Level 9 Mar 9, 2019
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I took a criminal justice class once.And each week, a cop from a nearby department, came in and give a recruiting speech. One guy advised the students that, if ever they applied for a cop job, and in response to the question "Why do you wanna be a cop?", they should respond "Because I wanna have power over others!". This is actually considered the 'correct' response, because, as the cop recruiter put it: "Everybody wants ta have power over others! Right?"

Personally, I'd like to see police departments disbanded. Modern police departments have only been around for 150 years or so. But, in the US anyways, they have become way over-militarized. In their place, I'd like to see Public Safety Departments--no badges, no "ranks",-- and they'd serve as firefighters, EMT techs,as well as normal police duties. They would also serve as school crossing guards, and clean bird crap off picnic tables. They would shovel snow, serve as dogcatchers,and pick up litter along the roads. No uniforms, and no guns, unless absolutely necessary. And sidearms, when issued, would be limited to revolvers, since they tend to get trigger-happy when issued large capacity semiautomatic pistols. (They also tend to shoot themselves in the foot more often with the semiautos).

Police are set up now as paramilitary organizations and while I think that you have overlooked the technical skills of some of the professionals there is merit in the idea of getting rid of the hierarchy.

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Two cops not charged with raping underage person in their care you mean? I think we maybe NEED more vigilantes in this country. The law is beyond unjust.

If you read the article, you would know that the law was changed and the cops were fired. But not being charged with rape after their DNA was found in her is beyond comprehension.

@ToolGuy being fired is not equal to being convicted and sent to prison as they should have been. I stand by my statement. The judgement is entirely unnaceptable.

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