Archive for March 8th, 2012

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.  –  H.L. Mencken

In yesterday’s column I linked a New York Times article about streetwalkers  which was offensive on so many levels it practically constitutes a case study.  One especially repellent statement: “In a separate case underscoring the ubiquity of streetwalking, a 32-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested on Feb. 6 after impersonating a police officer to extort sex from prostitutes…”  The veriest ass under the sun could recognize that the reason a rapist could pull this off was due to prostitutes’ fear of cops; it has nothing to do with the ubiquity of streetwalkers, and everything to do with the ubiquity of cops who use their power to extort sex from women.  Though the Times reporter appears to be in denial about it, virtually nobody else is; that’s why it isn’t surprising that a Toronto man came up with the same idea at virtually the same time.  Nor do perverts in “authority” limit their victimization to whores:

…A Dallas woman says TSA agents repeatedly asked her to step back into a body scanning machine at DFW International Airport. “I feel like I was totally exposed,” said Ellen Terrell…“They wanted a nice good look”…[when] she tried to leave [the scanner, a] female agent stopped her…[and] sent her back a second time and even a third.  But that wasn’t good enough.  After the third time, Terrell says even the agent seemed frustrated with her co-workers in the other room.  “She’s talking into her microphone and she says, ‘Guys, it is not blurry, I’m letting her go.  Come on out’”…

… “I think it’s sexual harassment if you’re run through there a third or fourth time,“ responded Texas State Representative Lon Burnam of Fort Worth.  “And this is not the first time I have heard about it,” said Burnam…CBS 11 News dug through more than 500 records of TSA complaints and found a pattern of women who believe that there was nothing random about the way they were selected for extra screening…“It just makes me wonder what’s going on.  Are they doing this all over the country?  They’re missing their focus,” said Charlie Terrell…

I beg to differ, Mr. Terrell; they’re not missing their focus at all.  The primary purpose of the TSA is to train Americans to submit to any indignity inflicted by an “authority”, no matter how invasive and arbitrary.  And given that most Americans still meekly submit like sheep, and many even make excuses for grotesque violations of their rights that would’ve provoked their grandparents to armed rebellion, I’d say it’s working perfectly.

But while the TSA seems content (for the moment) to ogle and grope, the same can’t be said for local police:

Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper said he is looking for additional women who might have been bribed by a city police officer who was charged…with telling three women he could spare them and their acquaintances trouble with the law in exchange for sexual favors.  Officer Adam Skweres, 34, was arrested…[for] crimes stemming from three incidents, two of which date to 2008…[in which he offered to intervene with “Child Protective Services”, cancel a traffic ticket and release a woman’s boyfriend from arrest in exchange for oral sex]…”The behavior of this individual is very disturbing and should not be viewed as a reflection of the conduct of the good and honorable men and women who serve on the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police,” Chief Harper said…

No, of course not, Chief Harper; we know “good and honorable” Pittsburgh cops are only allowed to rape whores, not “real” women.  And Skweres is indeed a rapist; a fourth victim has come forward saying she submitted to his demands after he threatened her with his gun.  But while Skweres made his demands openly, some British cops created fake identities, seduced women into thinking they were having real relationships, got them pregnant and then vanished without any concern about having to pay child support…because they were acting with the tacit approval of Whitehall:

Two undercover police officers secretly fathered children with political campaigners they had been sent to spy on and later disappeared completely from the lives of their offspring, the Guardian [revealed]…In both cases, the children have grown up not knowing that their biological fathers – whom they have not seen in decades – were police officers who had adopted fake identities to infiltrate activist groups.  Both men have concealed their true identities from the children’s mothers for many years.  One of the spies was Bob Lambert, who has already admitted that he tricked a second woman into having a long-term relationship with him, as part of an intricate attempt to bolster his credibility as a committed campaigner.  The second police spy followed the progress of his child and the child’s mother by reading confidential police reports which tracked the mother’s political activities and life.  The disclosures are likely to intensify the controversy over the long-running police operation to infiltrate and sabotage protest groups.

Police chiefs claim that undercover officers are strictly forbidden from having sexual relationships with the activists they are spying on, describing the situations as “grossly unprofessional” and “morally wrong”.  But that claim has been undermined as many of the officers who have been unmasked have admitted to, or have been accused of, having sex with the targets of their surveillance.  Last month  eight women who say they were duped into forming long-term intimate relationships of up to nine years with five undercover policemen started unprecedented legal action.  They say they have suffered immense emotional trauma and pain over the relationships, which spanned the period from 1987 to 2010.  Until now it was not known that police had secretly fathered children while living undercover.  One of them is Lambert, who adopted a fake persona to infiltrate animal rights and environmental groups in the 1980s.  After he was unmasked in October, he admitted that as “Bob Robinson” he had conned an innocent woman into having an 18-month relationship with him, apparently so that he could convince activists he was a real person.  She is one of the women taking the legal action against police chiefs…

The story goes on to say that the cop who spied on his victim and child via police surveillance reports was “haunted” by his deeds.  Cry me a river.  These men, and all cops who use their position to extort or trick sex from women, are nothing but sexual predators who conceal their exploitative behavior under the guise of law.

One Year Ago Today

Mardi Gras” provides a whore’s-eye view of the holiday, which fell much later last year than this.

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