More evidence America’s greatness: Police ficers in 35 the 50 states have the right to claim “detainee consent” if they rape someone in their custody.
Buzzfeed reported on this disgusting loophole while telling the story an 18-year-old named Anna:
Anna assumed it was a simple case: Two cops had sex with a woman in their custody in the middle their shift.
When a Facebook friend questioned whether there was enough evidence to dispute the ficers’ claim that the sex was consensual, Anna wrote back, “Listen man it doesn’t fucking matter they’re on duty police ficers its a fucking violation these are the people we call for help not to get fucked.”
But Anna didn’t know that in New York, there is no law specifically stating that it is illegal for police ficers or sheriff’s deputies in the field to have sex with someone in their custody. It is one 35 states where armed law enforcement ficers can evade sexual assault charges by claiming that such an encounter — from groping to intercourse — was consensual.
Here’s a look at the 35 states; Contact your local lawmakers if yours is on the list.