Thursday, June 22, 2017

Protesters Arrested on Inauguration Day Need Justice

[TRIGGER WARNING: POLICE BRUTALITY, SEXUAL ABUSE, RAPE]

Protesters who were arrested in D.C. during the crowning of Lord Dampnut are still facing felony charges, despite many of them having committed no crime at all. Groups of protesters were rounded up that day for being near antifa and anarchist activists who committed the devastating crime (sarcasm) of breaking some shit companies' windows and maybe knocking a trash can over. They were mass arrested and left in cells over night. Many reported being left without food or water in those cells. Others report much worse.

D.C. cops used ‘rape as punishment’ after Inauguration Day mass arrests, lawsuit says

An officer ordered Horse, fellow plaintiff Milo Gonzalez, and three others to take their pants off before grabbing their testicles and then inserting a finger into their anuses while “other officers laughed,” the complaint alleges. Horse is a photojournalist, one of six reporters initially arrested and charged whose cases have been dismissed. 
“I felt like they were using molestation and rape as punishment. They used those tactics to inflict pain and misery on people who are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty,” Horse said. “It felt like they were trying to break me and the others — break us so that even if the charges didn’t stick, that night would be our punishment.”

This is fucking sick. This is what police culture gets you. People either become cops because they're heartless monsters who want the freedom to abuse and murder people without consequences or they become those heartless monsters after they become cops. And fascism makes the problem infinitely worse. Anti-protester sentiment helped those cops rape these men. If there were any justice, the cops would be thrown in jail themselves, for life. But that won't happen.

The vast majority of people arrested that day are still facing bogus, guilt-by-proximity felony charges. As though felony charges for "property damage" weren't bogus enough. This is 100% an intimidation tactic. Protest and we'll ruin your life. Protest in a way that actually at all threatens us and we'll definitely ruin your life and the lives of anybody around you. And maybe we'll rape you in the process.

This is fascism. This is fascism and disgusting to a point that it makes me not want to live anymore.

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