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This is outrageous.
1. She was in custody. You can’t consent when you’re in police custody
2. How was that not always the law in NY or anywhere?
It’s a disgrace that this hasn’t always been the case:

“Legislation is currently working its way through the New York legislature to make it clear that people in law enforcement custody are not capable of consensual sex.” #NYPD #NYC
AND they tried to shut her up: “They came with nine cops to intimidate her and her mom, to discourage them from coming forward and reporting the rape and sex assault” nypost.com/2017/11/23/cop… h/t @ismat
Wherever rape is being investigated or put on trial, I always think of feminist psychiatrist Judith Herman:

“The legal system is designed to protect men from the superior power of the state but not to protect women or children from the superior power of men.”
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