Police Abuse

NYPD Cop Accused of Rape, Assault, False Arrest—Might Be Gone Already If He Were a College Student

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after date with cop
via the Daily News

Bronx resident Erica Noonan has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the New York Police Department and Officer Carlos Becker, accusing him of pulling her over because he found her attractive and then pressuring her into a date to help with her DUI arrest. On the date, via the New York Daily News:

Becker ordered Noonan a drink that made her feel groggy, she says.

She woke up in the officer's bed the next morning with a black eye and almost no memory of the night, according to her lawsuit. Becker, the woman says, told her she had injured herself.

Noonan says Becker used his power and status as a cop to lure her into the romantic rendezvous.

"I am deeply saddened and hurt by the acts of Officer Becker against me," she said. "It is my sincere hope that the NYPD takes measures to ensure that another citizen is not violated, as I was, at the hands of a police officer."

Noonan's lawsuit accuses the officer and the city of excessive force, negligent training, assault, battery, false arrest, rape, libel, malicious prosecution, abuse of authority, harassment and other violations.

Becker also videotaped Noonan's rear end at the precinct after arresting her, but the official misconduct case against him was thrown out. From the Daily News:

Becker was cleared in December of misdemeanor official misconduct in connection with Noonan's arrest when a Bronx judge ruled that the cop's videotaping of the woman's backside was reprehensible but not an unauthorized use of a police function.

The judge said the officer committed several other acts that could have been characterized as misconduct but let Becker walk because Bronx prosecutors had built their case around the filming incident.

As the national conversation on sexual assaults on campus heats up—thanks in part to the Obama Administration encouraging a lower "preponderance of the evidence" standard (basically needing to clear 50-50 on whether someone might be guilty) in sexual assault cases—cases like this illustrate why encouraging a lower burden of proof makes more sense for government employees handed badges and guns and given free range than students on a college campus.

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  1. a Bronx judge ruled that the cop’s videotaping of the woman’s backside was reprehensible but not an unauthorized use of a police function

    Uh huh. So, what is an unauthorized use of a police function, then? Having glory holes in your apartment? Stealing from the department? Whistleblowing?

    1. Government has unenumerated powers and the people have enumerated rights.

    2. Testifying against a brother in blue?

  2. a Bronx judge ruled that the cop’s videotaping of the woman’s backside was reprehensible but not an unauthorized use of a police function.

    WTF? “Not an unauthorized use of a police function”, my ass indeed!

    1. While having the Price is Right on earlier this morning I saw a commercial for a new show on CBS this fall called ‘Madam Secretary’, about a tough, female secretary of state played by Tea Leoni.

      They clearly want it to be the next ‘The Good Wife’ by airing it after 60 Minutes on Sundays.

      1. SELINA MEYER IS MY FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT.

        I won’t recognize any of Hillary’s bogus claims.

        1. “If there is any dirty trick I cannot stand, it is honesty.”

      2. Tea Leoni? Has she been in anything since Deep Impact?

        1. She did a porn?

  3. Women with really high foreheads should wear bangs.

    That is all.

    1. I’m really not a fan of bangs, but they might help in this case. Though I am reluctant to make any judgement based on that depressing photo. Looks like there might be some distortion.

        1. Better, but still bangs would be good.

  4. Man, one of the commentators here was spot-on when he compared the raping, thieving knights that work for the Mountain on Game of Thrones as being essentially no different than cops.

    1. I’m going to eat every fucking chicken donut in this place.

  5. Look, he already told her once that she was wrong about this whole thing .

    DOES HE NEED TO TELL HER AGAIN?

    1. Becker, the woman says, told her she had injured herself.

      “Stop hitting yourself! Stop hitting yourself!”

  6. filed a $150 million lawsuit

    I agree with the lawsuit, but that is insane.

    1. A $150 million lawsuit against the city, which it will settle for significantly less, and will be paid out of the general revenue.

      Hope you taxpayers had fun.

      1. Not only that but the city will admit to no wrongdoing, and the cop will keep his job.

  7. Excuse me, I’ll be harsh. This a white chick problem. An asian gal wouldn’t walk herself into this situation and a black gal would walk out ahead.

    1. A black gal would have accused the cop of rape before he had a chance.

      1. ‘Murican? That you?

      2. This…I…What? Is this even a stereotype? Black women accuse people of rape a lot?

    2. What? Sounds like an asshole pig problem to me.

    3. ” An asian gal wouldn’t walk herself into this situation and a black gal would walk out ahead.”
      Wow, stereotype much? Yeah every asian girl is levelheaded. Every black girl is somehow equipped to “come out ahead” of a sexually abusive cop.

  8. Becker was cleared in December of misdemeanor official misconduct in connection with Noonan’s arrest when a Bronx judge ruled that the cop’s videotaping of the woman’s backside was reprehensible but not an unauthorized use of a police function.

    Professional courtesy, ladies and gentlemen. All of the law and order piggies feed from the same trough.

  9. If you’re interested in reading a variety of “That slimy slut was just as responsible” or “She’s just looking for a payday” I welcome you delve to the comments to the linked article.

    This sounds like a BS case. This woman gets a DWI and then goes on a date with this cop? ? It was all consensual until she got her chargers dropped? There have been several documented cases of women beating themselves to make it look like domestic abuse.

    Nice.

    1. Badgelickers or just general misogynists? Who can tell.

  10. Is there someplace that keeps track of the total number of Americans killed by law enforcement each year? If so, I’ve never seen it. I think it would be pretty interesting.

    1. It should be announced.on the evening news like body counts from a war.

    2. Those “gun death” statistics often touted by leftists when they’re describing how guns make our society violent, are mostly police shootings. Government makes society violent.

      1. are mostly police shootings

        I’d really like to see some evidence for that. My impression is that gun deaths are mostly suicides and criminals killing each other. We probably hear about most killings done by police. There are definitely too many, but I’d be very surprised if they make up a significant proportion of gun facilitated killings.

      2. Fuckin’ A to that, brotha… “LET’S USE STATIST VIOLENCE TO ARGUE AGAINST NATURAL RIGHTS AND LIBERTY SO WE CAN MAKE THE COUNTRY MORE STATIST!!”

    3. A quick google yielded several sources that place the number at between four and five hundred people a year. All justified of course.

    4. No clue about the accuracy or completeness but there is this…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…..ted_States

  11. I am sure feminists are right on this case…

    You know to shut it up cuz it might trigger something and so they can move on to important issues like the corporate rape culture that has a pink toy isle and some bro who said bad things on some woman’s facebook page and get rid of that statue at a women’s collage of some middle aged dude wearing only his underwear.

  12. Noonan says Becker used his power and status as a cop to lure her into the romantic rendezvous.

    Huh?

    1. There is no sugar coating it; the New York Daily News sugar coated it.

    2. Oh yeah here is a translation:

      used his power and immunity as a cop to threaten and bully her into his rape trap.

      1. That would make more sense. Like, “I’ll get out this car and wear your ass out with my night stick if you don’t come home with me…”

        That I could see.

        But if he sidled up to her, winked and said, “That’s right, I’m a Texas ranger” while turning his head to the left and showing his badge underneath his Davy Crockett jacket and she ‘fell for it’…

  13. Explain to me again why I have to reach for my wallet every time a criminal does criminal stuff and the criminal happens to have a badge?

    1. It should come their pension/the pension fund. That would be an excellent start

    2. Ugh, don’t you know this by now? Fuck You, That’s Why!

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