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Philly Cop Invited by Joe Biden to President Obama's First Speech to Congress Charged With Rape, Assault

Accused of raping two women at gunpoint, the cop won't become part of the "national conversation" about guns and violence

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Joe Biden is still really interested in placing more restrictions on gun ownership. Like most anti-gun advocates, the vice president has nary a word for guns in the hands of law enforcement (most proposed legislation, in fact, contains exemptions for law enforcement and often ex-law enforcement too). For a man like Biden maybe they can be nothing but heroes.

In 2009, Biden invited  Richard DeCoatsworth, a Philadelphia cop who was shot in the face as a rookie but continued a pursuit, to what was that year's State of the Union in all but name, continuing a thirty-year-tradition of inviting ordinary Americans to be used as political props. DeCoatsworth has now been charged with multiple counts of rape, assault and related offenses. He is accused of having raped two women at gunpoint, forcing one into prostitution and beating up on his live-in girlfriend, according to NBC Philadelphia. A little bit of background research might've spared Biden the future embarrassment. From NBC:

One of DeCoatsworth's neighbors said she was relieved to hear about his arrest.

"I am scared to be saying this now but I hope he stays where he is at, he has been a thorn in the side of this neighborhood for so long," said the woman who did not want to be identified.

Any discussion about "violence reduction" has to include a conversation about state violence and violence by state agents. Cases like DeCoatsworth's help underline the importance of the right of self-defense independent of any expectation that the police will defend you.

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  1. Any discussion about “violence reduction” has to include a conversation about state violence and violence by state agents.

    How can state agents enforce gun laws if you don’t exempt state agents from gun laws? Use your head, Gillespie.

    1. (I mean, Krayewski, who let’s face it is probably one of Gillespie’s sock puppets.)

      1. He’s a Jacket Double. The first ones we spotted real easy. The new ones have real skin over a hyperalloy combat chassis – they look real, feel real, sweat, have bad breath – VERY Tough to spot.

      2. probably one of Gillespie’s sock puppets

        If you had the cloud of getting your ass beat by the mayor of Circling the Drain, Pa, always hanging over your head, you’d use a body double too.

  2. Fully justified rape and domestic abuse imo. DeCoatsworth was investigated by THREE SEPARATE IAD teams who concluded that he raped those girls in self-defense. When a civilian refuses to get on her knees and show proper respect to a uniformed officer, the RMA doctrine makes forcible response not only justified but obligatory. I’m actually surprised by DeCoatsworth’s restraint for not subduing them both to death afterword, which has been ruled a FULLY JUSTIFIED leo tactic. hth.

    1. Bravo, sir. You have finally cracked the dunphy code.

      1. Not quite. I haven’t quite got the esoteric legal references or law enforcement jargon down yet. But I’m close. So damn close. I can see it. Tomorrow I will run faster, stretch out my arms farther.

      2. Dunphy is proof that Radley Balko never really stopped writing for reason.

    2. That’s good work, Hugh.

    3. Lose the shift key.

  3. Let’s not forget those heroes of the NYPD who shot half a dozen innocent bystanders at the Empire State Building, and that cop who shot and killed a hostage.

    Why wouldn’t you want your physical safety to be entirely dependent on these professionals?

    1. Those incidents just go to show why only the police should be trusted with guns.

    2. That, or the cop who killed the hostage and the hostage taker.

      Can’t help but wonder what positive contribution the police provided to that situation.

  4. Since 9-11 “first responders” have been deified.

    Any questioning of state violence is taboo. I mean, these brave men and women are not to be questioned. They’re “first responders!” How dare you?!?

  5. Partisans like to whimper about “guilty by association” being unfair, but my grandfather called it “You can judge a man by the company he keeps.”

    Or, in this case, judge a woman.

    1. No, you can judge the man in this case – he didn’t *have* to accept that invitation.

  6. “. . .in fact, contains exemptions for law enforcement and often ex-law enforcement too). ”

    Here’s what I don’t get about this sort of thing – why would an off-duty cop, let alone an ex-cop, *need* a gun?

    If you ain’t on the clock the leave the glock (at the armorer’s desk).

    Your on-duty compatriots should be enough to protect you right?

    1. The factual answer that I received when I once asked why cops are not only permitted but required to be armed when off-duty is that they might suddenly be called into emergency service without time to retrieve their weapon. I guess that means a riot, or an armed robbery close to where they happen to be, or…

  7. Is it just me, or is the look he’s giving Michelle in that picture kind of rapey?

    1. Apparently he’s got a wookie fetish.

  8. Question: If this guy was a rookie in ’09, how is he retired in ’13?

    1. Disability from being shot in the face. (In the picture for the article, he’s on your right.)

      1. Well – THAT’s gonna leave a mark

  9. The bigger story – that’s the closest the She Wookie has looked to being fuckable (no homo). I mean srsly, of any pic I’ve ever seen – that’s the closest.

    So maybe it sent him over the edge? SHOULDN’T HAVE WORN THE TIGHT SWEATER AND SKIRT, BITCH

    1. If not for the expression she usually has on her face, I’d say she was a reasonably attractive woman of her age. Reminds me a lot of how people talked about Sara Palin’s appearance. Democrat partisans couldn’t imagine how anyone could possibly find her attractive and people who liked her thought she was super hot or something.

  10. A friend of mine had a verbal altercation with this lunatic a few months ago (not having any clue who he was), and can attest to the fact that the man is a psychopath.

    1. Joe Biden?

      1. Luckily the cameras were rolling, so there is a video of the incident.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1j0FS0Z6ho

  11. Holy crap, what a psycho. I wonder if he was like that before he got shot in the face, or if there is some sort of brain damage.

    1. He was a cop in Philadelphia.

      There is the chicken or egg question, but either way, he’s not normal.

  12. DeCoatsworth has now been charged with multiple counts of rape, assault and related offenses. He is accused of having raped two women at gunpoint, forcing one into prostitution and beating up on his live-in girlfriend

    STOP RESISTING. MY SEXUAL ADVANCES.

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