Civil Liberties

To Avoid Cop Rape Just Don't Just Break Any Laws, Says Oklahoma Police Captain


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In less than two months, three Oklahoma police officers have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting women while on duty. One of the officers, state trooper Eric Roberts, was accused of raping women he pulled over for traffic violations. In the wake of this, Tulsa news station KJRH interviewed Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown about how women can ensure they won't meet a similar fate.  

His response?

First and foremost: Do your part, and do what it takes to obey the traffic laws and not get stopped.

See how simple it is folks?  Just don't give cops the opportunity to rape you! If you simply never come into contact with any cops, then they can't sexually assault (or beat, or kill) you, duh

Captain Brown told The Huffington Post that he didn't mean to imply that all Oklahoma state troopers are rapists waiting to strike and was merely offering general safety tips for women during traffic stops. Full interview here; KJRH distillation of it below.