Thursday, October 24, 2019

This Is Exactly Why We Need To Abolish ICE

[TRIGGER WARNING: REPEATED RAPE, SEXUAL ABUSE, PREGNANCY BY RAPE, POLICE BRUTALITY, DEATH THREATS, ANTI-MIGRANT RACISM, DEPORTATION, SEXUAL EXTORTION]

This story is absolutely devastating and triggering as fuck but I wrote about it for work today because people need to know. I'm not going to type out the details again so here I go promoting my paid work on my blog I guess whatever:

Lawsuit: ICE Agent Raped, Impregnated A Honduran Immigrant Multiple Times Over 7 Years

What I couldn't write in that article is that this shows exactly why ICE needs to fucking go. Also, all police need to go, because cops do this shit all the time. There is zero chance that the woman in the story is the only one with a story like this. Meanwhile, normal police do the same thing all the time to vulnerable populations, particularly full-service sex workers.

When you offer up a position of near ultimate power over someone's life - the power to deport them and their families, the power to jail them any time they feel like - this is what happens. This is why the institution that is the police needs to be abolished. This will always happen because predators and rapists like Rodriguez will always be attracted to the position and no psychological test will be able to keep all of them out, even if police departments really tried.

We could at least start by abolishing ICE, which has only existed since 2003 and is like the regular police only there's a special incentive for anti-immigrant racists specifically to join up and has ended up building FUCKING CONCENTRATION CAMPS.

Make this horror story stop.

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