Trump Goes Full Trumpian After Being Contacted About Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”

It seems like only yesterday I was writing about what a whiney, arrogant, possibly mentally unbalanced toad our president is.

Well, to be exact, it was Wednesday.

Almost as if he was afraid somebody would forget, Donald Trump kicks in with something else totally unhinged to keep that thought fresh in our minds.

His latest ego-fueled snit has to do with Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” declaration.

According to the orange-hued man-baby, he was told by the magazine that he would “probably” be given the nod.

Now, we don’t know if they reached out to him, or not. I’m half expecting to hear from someone with Time this weekend disputing Trump’s account. The man has a tendency to mutilate truth.

This, however, is Trump’s allegation:

Ok. Right. You just didn’t want to commit to it if “probably” was the best they could tell you?

You’re too old to be such a brat.

Trump actually was “Person of the Year” in 2016, but if online polls are any indicator, he’s lagging behind Taylor Swift and the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Yulin Cruz, currently.

Said Trump in 2016:

“It’s a great honor. It means a lot,” Trump said at the time. “To be on the cover of Time magazine as the person of the year is a tremendous honor.”

And he does keep tabs on how often he makes the cover.

“I think I was on the cover of Time magazine twice in my life and like six times in the last number of months,” he said in July 2016.

“So you tell me which is more important, real estate or politics, OK? I have six for politics and I have two for real estate or whatever they put me on for.”

In June it was even reported that Time had to ask the Trump Organization to take down several fake Time covers featuring Trump that hung on the walls of his golf resorts.

So, yeah. He cares about getting on that cover, which leads me to believe if he’s making this fuss now, it’s for the opposite reason than what he stated.

And please, nobody say he’s much to busy to care about such trivial things. We all know that busy or not, he loves seeing his face on things. He loves being honored. If he’s tweeting about it, he already knows he’s lost to Taylor Swift.

As a zinger, a former editor with Time, Richard Stengel, couldn’t help taking a jab:

Should be an interesting weekend.

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Trump Renews Calls for Border Wall Following Friday Attack in Egypt

A mosque attack in Egypt Friday led to the deaths of 235 people, a manhunt for those responsible, and renewed calls by President Donald Trump to both build a wall on the Southern U.S. border and reintroduce a travel ban for known terrorist-sympathizing countries.

The coordinated attack involved both bombs and gunfire and took place at the al Rawdah mosque in the northern Sinai. The mosque is an important Sufi site, thought to be the birthplace of Sheikh Eid al-Jariri, who is considered the founder of Sufism in the Sinai.

Eyewitnesses said a bomb went off in an adjacent building and, as they fled, worshipers were targeted by gunmen wielding semi-automatic weapons as they left the mosque. While no one has claimed responsibility, Egyptian officials say the attack bears the hallmarks of ISIS.

Ashraf Abu Salem 27, said gunmen then went inside the mosque to fire at people. Entering the mosque afterward, he said the bodies looked as if people had been shot in the back. His clothes were stained with the blood of the injured he helped to carry out, but he was unharmed.
The gunmen had set up “ambush” locations and opened fire on ambulances as they were transporting wounded worshippers to al-Arish before the arrival of security services, eyewitnesses reported.
Photos from inside the mosque showed what appeared to be bodies lined up in rows on the carpet.
Trump had a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Friday after condemning the “horrible and cowardly terrorist attack on innocent and defenseless” worshipers. The White House released a statement following that call:

President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt to offer condolences to the people of Egypt after the heinous attack on worshippers in Egypt’s North Sinai province.  President Trump condemned the attack and reiterated that the United States will continue to stand with Egypt in the face of terrorism.  The international community cannot tolerate barbaric terrorist groups and must strengthen its efforts to defeat terrorism and extremism in all its forms.

Egypt is not among the countries listed in the original travel ban. Those responsible for the attack have not yet been located.

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Former Ethics Chief Suggests a Harbinger of Bad News for Jared Kushner

First of all, I’m a little hesitant to heed the word of anyone that dealt with ethics during the Obama administration. The association tends to lead me to believe they sucked at their job.

But let’s approach this as a “what if” situation, where we allow some grace and consider that maybe Obama’s ethics czar Norman Eisen was just having a dry spell, but otherwise knows a thing or two.

Eisen responded to a New York Times report that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was cutting off the line of cooperation with White House lawyers, possibly signaling that he’d be working with Mueller’s team, or working on a plea deal.

Patterico covered that particular report yesterday.

Eisen tweeted out in response:

He may have a point, as speculation-heavy as it is.

There have been multiple reports of Flynn’s concern that his son, Michael Flynn Jr. could be implicated in some way.

I believe Flynn was loyal to Trump, but if he had to choose between pulling Trump’s, or a Trump associate’s butt out of the flames, or saving his son, I still think he’d think of his son, first.

Besides his son’s possible culpability and what some believe to be unshakeable evidence against Flynn, there are other reasons for concern.

According to multiple outlets, he is under investigation for an alleged quid pro quo with the Turkish government, in which Flynn would have been paid millions of dollars in exchange for the extradition of a Muslim cleric living in the U.S.

Federal records show that Flynn did not register $530,000 he was paid during the 2016 campaign for work he did that the Justice Department said principally benefitted Turkey — a potential violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Flynn, just like former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is definitely dirty. How dirty, and how much of that dirt can be leveraged for bigger fish will have to wait.

It’s important to note, Flynn’s ending of cooperation with Trump’s lawyers doesn’t mean for sure that he’s working with Mueller. There may have been a conflict of interest between the defense lawyers that necessitated stepping back.

The White House is continuing to claim innocence, stating confidence that Flynn has nothing on Trump or his immediate circle.

“I think [Trump] would be sad for them, as a friend and a former colleague, if the process results in punishment or indictments,” White House lawyer Ty Cobb told The New York Times in an interview last month, referring to Flynn and his son. “But to the extent that that happens, that’s beyond his control.”

Yeah, that’s what you said before he stopped working with you. I wonder where we’re at, today?

 

 

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Amazon’s Alexa Is A Digital Social Justice Warrior

Nobody doubts that Jeff Bezos is a liberal who opposes Donald Trump, the Republican Party, and any semblance of a conservative agenda. We normally associate the Washington Post as his venue for spreading his progressive propaganda, but it turns out Alexa, the digital assistant produced and distributed by Amazon, is another way he pushes his agenda.

In a sometimes-crude video by Steven Crowder, the conservative comedian asks Alexa several questions. Topics ranged from Antifa and Black Lives Matter to Muhammad and Jesus Christ. The answers were often editorialized with left-leaning answers. Some were downright insulting.

According to Crowder’s Alexa, Muhammad was “very wise prophet” and Jesus Christ is “a fictional character.” Independent reports couldn’t duplicate these answers, but most of the others were accurate.

Even if the religious implications from the device are made up, the company’s leftist views on history, economic policies, and other political elements should have you fuming. Watch the video with a warning: at times Crowder gets crude, as he is often wont to do.

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Questioning the Roy Moore Accusers vs. Believing Them and Saying “So What?”

There are two types of partisans who support Roy Moore: those who question the most serious of the allegations against him, and those who accept the allegations as true but say we should support him anyway.

It is the latter group — people who say “sure he’s guilty but vote for him anyway” — that I continue to find inexplicable. I run a personal blog at patterico.com and have done so since February 2003. Over there, I have a guest poster who is also a long-time reader named Dana. She’s an excellent blogger who deserves to be more widely read, and she had this to say about the Roy Moore situation:

The worst example of party loyalty is when a sexual predator’s bad behavior is brushed away, rationalized, overlooked, or worse: acknowledged as being rooted in truth, or altogether true but dismissed anyway because supporting the party trumps everything else – especially when an election is involved. And even if the opponent is as morally pure as driven snow, better to have an accused sexual predator in office than one from across the aisle.

Emphasis is mine.

When I recently wrote a post targeting those who believe Moore’s accusers but support him anyway, my post was repeatedly misread as attacking people questioning the claims of the accusers. In this post, I’m removing any chance for a fair-minded reader to misread what I am saying, by emphasizing the bolded language above.

So let me be crystal clear: for the sake of this post, we are going to assume for the sake of argument that all of the most troubling aspects of the accusations are false. We’ll assume for the sake of argument that multiple women got together and contrived a political hit on Moore, fabricating evidence against him in an effort to keep him out of office.

Isn’t there still room to criticize people who have said: “Even assuming the allegations are true, we should vote for him anyway”? Even if those people are mistaken about the allegations being true, isn’t it troubling to you that someone would say that?

I saw that in comments to my recent post, some people were saying I was trying to “cherry pick” these comments as having come from unimportant people. But one of the people who said this was the governor of Alabama, who said she had no reason to question the accusers, but that people should vote for Moore anyway.

It’s not “cherry picking” to note a claim from the governor of Alabama. And the accusers include someone who said Moore tried to have sex with her when she was 14.

Dana titled her post on this topic When Party Loyalty Begets a Collective Moral Bankruptcy:

But convenience is not limited to the left side of the aisle. The disgust I have at the Democrats’ decades-long denials and efforts to dismiss and rationalize Bill Clinton’s awfulness until politically convenient to admit them, is the same disgust I feel about the right side of the aisle currently circling the wagons around Roy Moore. . . . It’s taken a long time, but Republicans are now this close to becoming as morally bankrupt as are the Democrats.

This is the problem when you say “maybe it’s true but vote for him anyway.” You become morally bankrupt. If you believe in God as the foundation of morality, how can you justify voting for someone you have said you believe to be a child molester, whether you’re wrong or not? It makes no sense to me, at all.

And what basis do you have to criticize those who support Al Franken’s butt cheek grabs or John Conyers’s escapades? The only thing you can say is: well, their policies are bad. Because you have already legitimized supporting sexual assaults for the purpose of politics. The only weapon you have left is that the other side’s politics are worse.

And even if you didn’t care about moral bankruptcy, your precious political power is not exactly enhanced when independents see Republicans shrugging their shoulders at child molestation.

If you want to question the accusers, and you can do so in a factual way that does not rely on rumor and fever swamp smears, that is appropriate. But if your argument is “vote for the guy I believe to be the child molester, FOR THE CHILDREN!” then you have lost your way.

Roy Moore may well still win this election. But there is a giant wave coming in 2018. The Senate will almost assuredly be firmly in the hands of the Democrats, whether Roy Moore is in the Senate or not.

And when that wave has washed over you, and your majority and your soul are both gone, what will you have left to show for it then?

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Listen: Rapper Eminem Laments the Fact That Trump Has Failed to Target Him

To be clear, you’re not owed notice from the president.

Believe me, if Trump was going after everybody that has slammed him in the media, I’m about 6 months overdue for a shout out.

Now, let’s talk about a 45-year old man still dressing like a street kid and rapping about a hard life that he hasn’t had to experience for many years, now.

The rapper, Eminem…aka… Marshall Mathers, recently appeared on his SiriusXM channel, Shade 45, and whined about President Trump not paying attention to an anti-Trump tune he cranked out for the 2017 BET awards program.

I don’t know if this is Mathers feeling his relevance quickly fading, or if he’s genuinely so unaware that he can’t understand why Trump hasn’t acknowledged his efforts.

“I was and still am extremely angry,” Eminem told the hosts. “I can’t stand that motherf—er.”

He added that he expected to hear from Trump after the initial video was released in October at the BET awards. The track was Eminem’s second effort to criticize the president after his release of “Campaign Speech,” another diss track, last year.

“I feel like he’s not paying attention to me,” the Detroit rapper said Tuesday. “I was kind of waiting for him to say something and for some reason, he didn’t say anything.”

Given that Trump rarely lets an opportunity go to attack his critics, Mathers can just about bank on Trump knowing nothing about his attempts at stirring controversy.

In the BET performance, he hit all the key components – Trump the racist, Trump is going to cause a nuclear holocaust – and he may be correct, but that doesn’t mean Trump will respond.

C’mon… Does anybody believe Trump watches the BET awards?

If Mathers is that desperate to be noticed, he’s going to have to get a spot on Fox News or rent a few billboards in Manhattan.

Mathers also took a shot at fans he has who might also be supporters of Trump.

“Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line — you’re either for or against. And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: f— you,” Eminem rapped in October.

I could actually see there being a few Eminem/Trump supporters, as they both cater to the lowest common denominators in society.

Hang in there, Mathers. You may get your name in a 4am Twitter rant, yet.

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Turns Out Sarah Silverman Can Learn

In something of a Thanksgiving miracle, perennial Trump hater Sarah Silverman spent some time with Trump supporters in the course of creating an episode of her new Hulu streaming show “I Love You, America” and reportedly “fell in love” with them.

In an interview at Los Angeles’ Vulture Fest, Silverman told the crowd that in interviewing supporters of the president she had an epiphany of sorts about something that arguably most people already know: people, even if they don’t agree with you politically, can still be good, inviting, interesting and engaging.

“When you’re one-on-one with someone who doesn’t agree with you, or whose ideology is different than yours, when you’re face to face, your porcupine needles go down,” she said. “The surprise was… I fell in love with them. I had a great time with them and I felt comfortable.

“I’m trying to be open,” she explained. “I’m finding if I do engage with someone who is angry at me, or angry and I’m a place where they can put that anger… it’s almost always a good experience, because more than anything, all of us what we have in common is, we want to feel seen. We want to feel like we exist. We really should — all of us — work on not getting our self-esteem from outside forces, but it is so much when somebody just sees you. It’s just like, everything melts away. We just all just human out again.”

While Silverman’s change of heart is grabbing the headlines, the more interesting question here is why on earth, as a nearly middle-aged woman, the comedian has never reached this conclusion before? By her age, most people have come across those different than themselves. Her relatively sheltered existence either speaks to the intractable bubble that Hollywood lives in, or it speaks to a choice Silverman has made to simply never engage across the aisle.

This is not to denigrate her new-found open mind. Silverman’s eye-opening is indeed a welcome development and should be encouraged by those on the right capable of the same kind insight. But in watching her grow, it is interesting and edifying to observe how she — and presumably many liberals — analyze people that disagree with them as if they are aliens from another planet.

Vanity Fair wrote about a dialogue Silverman had with a Westboro Baptist Church ex-pat on her show, where the former church member had to explain to Silverman that people with extreme views are usually not clinically insane.

Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church…left the church and her family five years ago after expanding her social circle on Twitter, where she got into a series of discussions with her now husband. With this exchange, Silverman clearly makes her case for conversation—even when it’s difficult, frustrating, or yes, even dangerous.

“I think one thing that’s really important for people to understand is that I think extremists generally are not psychopaths,” Phelps-Roper told Silverman. “They’re psychologically normal people who have been persuaded by bad ideas. And we can’t expect to, like, isolate these people and hope that those ideas will just fade into oblivion. We have to actually engage those ideas and find ways of, one, understanding the mind-sets of the people that we’re dealing with and then effectively constructing arguments and evidence and presenting those things. And it’s not just for the sake of these extremists . . . because they impact the rest of society.”

It really does start to seem that Silverman, to this point, has actually felt far enough removed from people that simply disagree with her to view them as a nearly distinct and separate species; one that must be put under glass and subjected to scientific experimentation in order to understand.

It’s just funny and intriguing. But perhaps it shouldn’t detract from the positive improbability that generally too-clever-by-half hostess is willing to drop the pretense and try to understand her fellow man. That’s a hopeful and encouraging sign. And even avowed critics of Donald Trump must admit his election was the catalyst. There’s your silver — ah, Silverman — lining, never Trumpers.

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Is Keeping Their Clothes On Too Much to Ask of Congress? John Conyers Apparently Thinks So

We’ve barely recovered as a nation from Representative Joe Barton’s embarrassing junk shot and now we’re being forced to contend with the mental image of Representative John Conyers cavorting around his office in his skivvies. There’s no information as to whether it was boxers or briefs, or perhaps something more…adventurous.

Attending official meetings scantily clad is only one of the many accusations leveled against Conyers, most of which aren’t even sexual in nature. Conyers mostly seems to be abusive toward employees in general. Attorney Melanie Sloan came forward with allegations of verbal and emotional abuse.

Melanie Sloan, a well-known Washington lawyer who for three years in the 1990s worked as Democratic counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, where Conyers remains the ranking Democrat, told the Free Press that Conyers constantly berated her, screaming at her and firing her and then rehiring her several times.

She said he criticized her for not wearing stockings on at least one occasion. On another, she said he ordered her backstage from a committee field hearing on crime she had organized in New York City to babysit one of his children. Sloan made clear that she did not feel she had ever been sexually harassed, but that she felt “mistreated by this guy.”

“I’m no shrinking violet,” said Sloan, who went on to become the executive director for the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and later to open Triumph Strategy, a public affairs firm specializing in crisis response. “His constant stream of abuse was difficult to handle and it was certainly damaging to my self-respect and self-esteem.”

“It made me increasingly anxious and depressed about going to work every day. And there was no way to fix it. There was no mechanism I could use, no person I could go to,” she said.

It sounds reminiscent of the situation that led to Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy’s resignation. Sloan said that she was not the victim of sexual harassment but other women have accused Conyers of the inappropriate touching and rubbing.

Sloan told the Free Press that she never saw any inappropriate sexual touching but that Conyers — who is the longest-serving active member of Congress, having been elected in 1964 — seemed to have a lot of what she characterized as girlfriends around. Conyers has been married to his wife, Monica, a former Detroit City Council member who did prison time for bribery and other corruption charges, since 1990.

Sloan said that since she was not on Conyers’ personal staff but on the committee staff — which had different offices — she couldn’t verify or deny those other claims.

But she said that on one occasion, she was called to Conyers’ office in the Rayburn House Office building for a meeting and, when she got there, he was in his underwear.

“He was just walking around in his office, not dressed,” she said. “He wasn’t doing it to hit on me. It was more like he could do what he wanted. I was quite shocked by it and left quickly.”

Joe Barton channeling his inner Anthony Weiner isn’t in the same category as the rest of the sexual misconduct parade. In fact he’s the victim in that situation…primarily of his own utter stupidity. Conyers was already a disaster without misconduct allegations. You’ll recall that he was the Congressman who famously complained about how expecting Congress to read and understand legislation they pass was entirely unreasonable.

Barton and Conyers, like many who have been in public office longer than many voters have been alive, suffers from the arrogance of power that makes them feel they can do anything without fear of consequences. Showing up to work in only underwear is probably not the worst thing he’s done.

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Neo-Nazi Furries Are A Thing And We Must Unite To Stop Them

There are times that we, as a nation of white and black, Left and Right, Republican and Democrat, must come together to stand opposed to cultural movements that are just bad for society. Now, one has arisen that we must come together to destroy.

Oddly enough, it has come from within the alt-right. Who could have foreseen that the end of western civilization would come from within resurgent nazism?

Ladies and gentlemen: We are now seeing the rise of neo-Nazi furries.

Newsweek (trigger warning: it’s Newsweek) has done an in-depth report on this new subculture, and it’s terrifying. If you are unaware of what a “Furry” is, imagine a millennial dressing up as an anthropomorphic animal and participating in social situations (including sexual ones) as that animal.

I don’t blame you for leaving this story now. It’s only going to get worse.

Still here? Okay.

So, take that horrifying idea and consider young, alt-right neo-Nazis into the mix. I am sorry that you have to be introduced to this world, but I know you will survive. Anyway, here’s Newsweek’s reporting:

unius, a horse in his early 20s, is handing out stickers at a Hilton DoubleTree in suburban Philadelphia. It’s August, a week after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that roiled the country, and he’s set up a booth that has attracted an assortment of animals—from fennec foxes to Munchkin cats—all waiting in line for his merch.

Junius isn’t actually an equine. And his customers walk on two legs. They’re all furries, people who identify with—and often dress up like—their favorite animals, a fantasy that may include various forms of sex but not bestiality. These hirsute hobbyists are in town for Furrydelphia, the area’s first convention for furries. Many are queer and very left-wing, so it’s no surprise that the stickers—a swastika inside a paw print with a red slash through it—hold special appeal.

Yep. We’re doing this. Hold on tight, folks.

But when it comes to the alt-right, the furries are definitely passing judgment. Just ask a goat named Dionysius, who announced his arrival in Philadelphia with a cryptic post on Gab, a social media site for people banned from Twitter. “Made it to Philly, funny how a fifth of Jack Daniels makes the drive go faster. Always happy to meet new friends who hate commies like I do.” He knew he’d have to do most of that meeting outside the convention because he—and some of his friends—were banned from it for threatening furries. Before the convention, he spent $105 to commission artwork of his “fursona,” or furry alter ego, throwing Junius and two other furries out of a helicopter—a nod to a right-wing meme about how an Argentine junta killed dissidents during the 1970s.

Let’s stop here to catch our breaths. This is a lot to take in.

So, we’ve got a dude who likes to dress up like a horse being threatened by a guy who dresses up as a goat. The goat person paid one hundred and fifty dollars to have a cartoon of his online furry persona (his fursona, if you will) throwing the horse person out of a helicopter. Goat dude, according to Newsweek, also like wearing Nazi arm bands.

If you don’t believe mankind is a fallen creation of the Lord and needs to seek redemption, you’re not paying attention. Anyway, back to the action.

Dionysius thinks his banishment was an overreaction—and one typical of what he calls “social justice warriors.”

Of course he does.

He says he commissioned the artwork in response to left-wing furries threatening to punch “Nazi furs” (they didn’t actually punch them).

Did we need that parenthetical aside?

“I would like to note that punching someone is an action that can be done very easily at a furry convention,” he says. “No one has ever brought a helicopter to any furry convention that I know of. I chose that setting, as well as the cartoony style, precisely because I did not want to make it a threat.”

Fantastic defense. “I can’t get a helicopter to a furry convention, but someone can punch me, so clearly my being banned was an overreaction.”

The alt-furries believe their group is misunderstood. Len Gilbert, a prominent alt-furry, says they are not Nazis, and most of the members are not white supremacists or national socialists either. Gilbert’s name is a pseudonym, one he used to pen a furry erotic novel, The Furred Reich, about a young Nazi officer’s encounter with an anthropomorphic female snow leopard.

I want to die.

He keeps his fursona a secret to allow him to attend furry conventions without getting banned, punched in the face or both.

First of all, I am pretty confident that furryism(?) is a mental disorder. I can’t prove it yet, but there are some fetishes that are just too odd to occur in a sound mind.

Second, every subculture has its subcultures, and the alt-furry subculture is one of the worst things I have ever heard of. I didn’t even believe it was a real thing at first, and I am someone who has come across virtually every Internet subculture at some point in my life (I hate Tumblr so very, very much).

They must be stopped. No matter what.

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NYPD Shows Up At A Hospital To Intimidate A Rape Victim

A large group of New York Police Department officers showed up at a New York hospital in an effort to intimidate an 18 year old rape victim. The girl, Anna Chambers, had accused two other officers of rape, and she was getting a rape kit done at the time.

The girl’s lawyer, Michael David, told the New York Post about the incident, which occurred back in September.

At one point, the cop allegedly turned to Chambers and insisted, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

The cop was among about nine officers from the 60th Precinct to show up at the hospital, which had reported the allegation to police, David said.

The young woman said she was raped by Brooklyn South narcotics Detectives Richard Hall and Eddie Martins in the back seat of their police van while she was handcuffed — and accused both men of forcing her to perform oral sex after she was arrested for possessing drugs.

Hall, 33, and Martins, 37, admitted having sex with her while on the job but claimed it was consensual. They pleaded not guilty last month to a 50-count indictment.

Facing ouster from the NYPD, the two detectives resigned from the department in November. They are currently free on bail.

It doesn’t stop there, either. The story gets worse.

“Anna said [the officer] was trying to manipulate a rubber band over his name tag, so she couldn’t see who it was,” David said.

He then became adamant that Chambers and her mom got their story wrong, and at one point nearly chased the mom into the women’s bathroom, the lawyer claims.

“You don’t know what you’re talking about. Your daughter doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” the officer allegedly said.

“I know what cops look like,” Chambers shouted back. “They had guns, there were handcuffs, and the police radio was on.

There is, however, a happy ending here: The rape kit provided genetic material that was a match to the two accused cops.

 

DNA from Martins and Hall matched genetic material recovered from Chambers in the rape kit, sources have said.

David said he intends to add the aggressive officer from the hospital to the $50 million notice of claim Chambers has filed against the city, and report the incident to the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

This story is the same as every other sexual assault story we’ve seen in recent weeks – men with power feel they are above the rules and they take what they want. When they are found out, they deny while they try to cover it up. They aggressively fight to save themselves, trying to discredit anyone who threatens the power they have.

They are the exact opposite type of people who should be cops, but we see more and more stories of people like this who are cops.

Don’t get me wrong, though. This isn’t a smear of all cops. We know that news reporting on cops virtually always goes after the worst of the worst. We rarely see the positive stories of cops doing extraordinary things.

But, this type of situation is becoming more and more visible across the spectrum of power, from Hollywood’s elite to lawmakers to law enforcement. We have a cultural problem, and we have to find a cultural solution.

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