Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

18 December 2013

Today in rape culture...

A Woodstock, Illinois police officer has been given a 30 day suspension (that he can take one day at a time over the course of a year) for texting his then-girlfriend's preteen daughter and asking for sexy pics:
The girl's parents are furious about what they say is light punishment for a city insider who they think should have been fired. Her father, who the Tribune is not naming to avoid identifying the girl, accused law enforcement officials of hypocrisy.
"He's no better than who he's arrested," the father said.
And sadly it appears that the fact he used an official database to do a background check on the ex-girlfriend may be more illegal than trying to sext a 12-year-old girl. 

Then people wonder why women don't trust the police. It's not just the action of this man, but the fact his superiors weight his years of service versus his violation of this girl's personal space. Good gawd, I'm so furious I can't even find the right words.But you know what I mean...

At a public meeting on the matter, some guys from Anonymous showed up. In Woodstock!

More from the Woodstock Independent.

Photo from Northwest Herald


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