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[-] [email protected] 156 points 7 months ago

"Using a sex toy on them" When are we going to start referring to sexual assault of men as what it is?

[-] [email protected] 46 points 7 months ago

Because just referring to it as sexual assault, might portray that these cops where gay, and we can't have none of that.

/s

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[-] [email protected] 45 points 7 months ago

I mean, it's sexual assault obviously, but in this case, "using a sex toy on them" provides a bit more context than just generically labeling it as "sexual assault". Sexual assault could be many different things.

The article also goes on to describe that they put the sex toys in the men's mouth. I think the "used a sex toy on them" is just more descriptive in this situation, because if they used "sexual assault", people would not be able to decipher what these POS officers actually did.

I do agree that the media can be terrible about minimizing sexual assault on men, but in this case I think the headline is more descriptive. Also , fuck these racist rapist cops.

[-] ThatWeirdGuy1001 58 points 7 months ago

"Raped a man with a dildo"

Brings the same point across while accentuating what actually happened.

They raped him. They forcefully penetrated him with a fake penis. That's rape even according to the current bullshit definition.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

I totally agree there. They should make it as graphic and specific as possible to really show how fucked up the situation is and show how terrible the perpetrators are, at least in my opinion.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

You "use a sex toy" on a partner.

It's not a sex toy when you don't consent; at that point, it's just being raped with a foreign object.

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[-] TokenBoomer 76 points 7 months ago

Had to stop reading. I have no words.

[-] Polydextrous 99 points 7 months ago

Insane. Fucking disgusting.

They didn’t include it in the article, but this fuckin “good squad” was called to the place because “two black men were staying with a white woman.” Thats was the call.

Who the fuck made that call? They obviously knew this type of outcome was likely, because that’s not fucking illegal. No one makes that call without knowing these types of fucking scum would be responding. So where the fuck is that indictment.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

This means the Goon Squad already had a reputation as this town’s KKK.

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[-] AFKBRBChocolate 78 points 7 months ago

I heard an NPR piece on it last week, and that was more than enough for me. When are we going to start holding law enforcement to a higher standard than everyone else? Instead of qualified immunity, we should start saying that an officer found guilty of a crime gets double the punishment of a regular citizen. Yes, that means fewer people will want the job - I'm okay with that.

[-] phoneymouse 31 points 7 months ago

They should be forced to carry malpractice insurance just like a doctor.

Many cops make up to 300k a year with overtime. They can afford it.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 7 months ago

jfc. I hope they go to prison for the maximum. That shit was hard to read.

[-] RickRussell_CA 8 points 7 months ago

Unfortunately, I suspect there is no way they agreed to a guilty plea without an offer on the table.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago

unfortunately, i think you're right. They deserve nothing less than the maximum

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[-] Harpsist 69 points 7 months ago

"raped" they raped him. Even by americas fucked up definition of rape. Raped him. Why can't news just say 'they raped the man' always with weird innuendos.

The police are rapists. So easy to type. Almost flows off the keys.

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[-] DanglingFury 7 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

After reading it I feel the rape part is by far not the worst part of what they did. How long were these fucking criminals getting away with this shit. If he hadn't shot him (reads like he meant for it to not fire the second time he pulled the trigger with his gun in his mouth) then we wouldn't even know about this and they would still be out there posing as police officers

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[-] [email protected] 67 points 7 months ago

Before reading: “Wow, what a sensationalist headline!”

After reading: “Somehow that headline underplayed it.”

[-] hoch 17 points 7 months ago

The article doesn't even mention that the shooting happened during a forced game of Russian roulette.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago

It kinda does, but it doesn't make sense:

After removing a bullet from the chamber of his gun, Elward stuck a gun into Jenkins’ mouth and pulled the trigger. The gun clicked. Then he racked the slide, only this time, the gun fired a bullet

Usually Russian Roulette involves removing all of the bullets except one. This shitbag removed just one bullet. But most importantly, Russian Roulette is done with a revolver and the mention of a slide indicates it wasn't a revolver.

So... I don't know what happened here. Did this Elward shithead say he was going to do a Russian Roulette thing but didn't understand how any of that works?

[-] wolfylow 62 points 7 months ago

Makes you wonder how often stuff like this happens … it seems that they were only caught because they accidentally shot one of the victims.

I remember seeing a film years ago called Mississippi Burning (set in the 1960s) about how entire communities and institutions condone behaviour just like this - and thinking “thank god such stuff doesn’t happen any more”. That now feels like a remarkably naive attitude.

Pretty grim reading.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 7 months ago

I'm white and I was punched by a cop in front of my house last year that then denounced me of hitting him, falsified a medical report, forced a courier to testify against me and of course has his partner who confirms everything he says. No matter the fact that I recorded with my phone him saying that he hit me (in self defense he says but in the report he wrote there's no mention of a self defense), asking if I had cameras (if not he could tell whatever he wanted), that he pushed me the prosecutor is accepting his version. So fuck the police. I'm disabled by the way.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 7 months ago

Only the chosen whites are immune from police brutality. If that’s not you then you’re no better off than me.

Sorry that happened. ACAB.

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[-] FlashMobOfOne 7 points 7 months ago

Sorry to hear that happened to you. I had cops falsify a report to pin something on me once too.

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 7 months ago

Not to twist the knife, but looking at all the cases that have relied on bodycams or bystander phone cams - almost always coupled with a police report that the video proved later to be a lie - makes me shudder to imagine what was going on every single decade before cops had to always worry about likely being on someone's camera.

I have my concerns about what the increasing proliferation of cell phone cameras, private security cameras, and doorbell cams mean for general privacy, but no doubt this behavior is only going to get harder and harder for cops.

We'll know we've crossed a turning point when most of the time the video doesn't prove the initial police statement was a lie. Don't think we're there yet, but we'll get there. And frankly it's become clear that police aren't going to change their behavior without being caught a lot more, so at this point I say bring on the cams.

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[-] robocall 53 points 7 months ago

I don't tend to make generalizations about a whole department but I seriously question if Rankin county is better off without a sheriff's department entirely.

[-] [email protected] 32 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Im sure most communities would be a lot safer without any police

ACAB

/s

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[-] Arthur_Leywin 46 points 7 months ago

What the fuck did I just read...

[-] [email protected] 40 points 7 months ago

White supremacist gang shit.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

If I saw it in a movie I wouldn’t be able to suspend my disbelief.

[-] RickRussell_CA 45 points 7 months ago

This is America.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 7 months ago

I mean... is it wrong to hope these goon fucks get what's coming to them in prison?

[-] TunaCowboy 39 points 7 months ago

"what's coming to them in prison" is just another indictment of our broken society.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

Yes, it's wrong. It's understandable to want retribution, but it doesn't help improve the situation. We need to be better than that, even when our gut reaction is, "to hope these goon fucks get what's coming to them in prison?"

[-] ikidd 15 points 7 months ago

"Prison was fine, I didn't mind prison. Except for the anal rape part. Yah, that part I didn't enjoy much, that anal rape thing."

  • Norm MacDonald
[-] toxicbubble 7 points 7 months ago

considering the prison system creates more crime, yes it's wrong

[-] hairinmybellybutt 19 points 7 months ago

on one hand, I wish I wouldn't have to read those headlines because it depresses me

on the other hands, there's no point in muting that information, because people should know those things and should be angry

I thought "we should read good news", and then /r/upliftingnews appeared and it was just a rose-colored glasses thing.

we actually need to hear bad news to make people react.

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

I don't often advocate for the death penalty, but fuck these pigs. They don't deserve to live. That or solitary life imprisonment.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago
[-] Pat12 16 points 7 months ago

This is revolting.

Also, his life was heartbreaking too.

He had been trained as an electrical engineer in Haiti, but in New York, Louima was unable to get a position related to his education. He worked as a security guard in a water and sewage plant in the Flatlands area of Brooklyn."

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

The sad reality of the name of the newspaper being so true. This is Mississippi today. Not 400 years ago, or 60...today.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago

Jesus Christ on a cracker. I thought the headline was bad, and the article made it so much worse. I don’t even have words.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago

Oh so normal policing in the US. Got it.

[-] motor_spirit 11 points 7 months ago

Gut these pigs and let em hang.

[-] DanglingFury 6 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Hot damn is this real justice happening in Mississippi! Drain the swamp would be used in the proper context here. Monsters dressed as police officers actually being fired and facing time in prison. It's a terrible story, but I'm happy to see the long dick of the federal law is swinging down that far south.

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