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Sexual assault as NYPD policing tactic

2015-09-10 17:34:37.217324+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

RT David Graeber ‏@davidgraeber

woman wins suit arguing "pattern of sexual assault" by NYPD vs OWS activists http://gothamist.com/2015/09/08/ows_protester_settlement.php http://www.nakedcapitalism.com...against-peaceful-protestors.html

This is about OWS Protester Who Had Her Breast Grabbed By NYPD Sergeant Gets $95K Settlement and David Graeber: New Police Strategy in New York – Sexual Assault Against Peaceful Protestors.

David then goes on:

if proof of systematic gov't sexual assault on peaceful protestors does NOT become a nat'l scandal, what does that tell us about America?




I mean think about that for a moment: someone CAME UP WITH that plan. Some sitting in an office said "I know! Let's try sexual assault!"


whoever came up with that idea is still almost certainly being paid a six-figure salary by taxpayers to come up with ways to attack them


just think about what kind of culture'd produce gov't officials brainstorming ways to sexually traumatise women engaged in democ. expression

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#Comment Re: Sexual assault as NYPD policing tactic made: 2015-09-11 11:23:47.544773+00 by: DaveP

Yeah. I get a lot of grief for saying that I think the entire system is corrupt, but people don't seem at all shocked by this sort of crap, and the perpetrator won't even get a slap on the wrist, let alone get thrown into a PMITA prison where he probably belongs.

And somehow, we, as a society, seem to be okay with this.

#Comment Re: Sexual assault as NYPD policing tactic made: 2015-09-12 02:02:58.145827+00 by: Mars Saxman

Are we really okay with this situation, or are we simply unable to imagine any practical steps we could take that would change it?

#Comment Re: Sexual assault as NYPD policing tactic made: 2015-09-12 02:33:49.923012+00 by: Jack William Bell [edit history]

Wow. Yeah, not OK. Doing something about it is WAY out of my field of expertise tho.

One thought; since a significant portion of the population is willing to put up with a police state in order to keep us safe from ISIS and other brown people, it seems like we need to make oversight of police and limits on prosecutors part of the conversation.

Starting by making their records easier to obtain while also increasing the documentation burden. (They want cameras on everything and everyone? Fine. Only if anyone in those videos-or their heirs-can request a certified copy at will.)

You know, I really hate that Brin got this one right.