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Baltimore Prosecutor Dismisses Rape Victim As ‘Conniving Little Whore

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A Department of Justice review of the Baltimore Police Department uncovered a score of unchecked, systemic abuse by police officers, including a tendency to use excessive force, make illegal arrests, and discriminate against black residents of the city. Additionally, throughout the city’s criminal justice system, the DOJ found cases were very often tainted by “gender bias,” with sexual assault cases frequently dismissed or ignored by officers and prosecutors.

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In one instance, after a woman reported being raped to the police, the prosecutor and officer charged with her case made the following exchange via email, according to The Washington Post:

“I am not excited about charging it,” the unnamed official wrote in an email. “This victim seems like a conniving little whore.”

“Lmao!” the officer wrote back. “I feel the same.”

This specific case took place in the context of a department in which which only 17 percent of sexual assault reports resulted in an arrest. The DOJ found that Baltimore PD frequently neglected to send DNA evidence to labs, testing only 15 percent of rape kits adult-victim sexual assault cases between 2010 and 2014. Additionally, the department rarely interviewed suspects, and when questioning victims, would ask questions like “Why are you messing up that guy’s life?’”

“This data suggests that BPD is keeping the majority of its rape cases in an ‘open’ status, thus drastically reducing the rate of its rape cases closed as ‘unfounded,’ ” DOJ investigators wrote, “and creating the illusion of having made meaningful reforms to its procedures for identifying and classifying sexual assault.”

The DOJ’s findings shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as similar investigations into police departments in Ferguson and Cleveland suggest abuse of authority is a nationwide epidemic intrinsic in police culture and not just a case of a few bad apples. At a White House event in 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said inappropriate behavior from cops and prosecutors when it comes to sexual assault is all too common.

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In addition to cops judging victims’ legitimacy by their attire and whether or not they may be intoxicated, many officers are often the assailant themselves. Between 2009 and 2014, at least one thousand cops were fired from the force for rape, possession of child pornography, and other sexual misconduct. One-third of all cases involved juveniles.

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