Women Risk Rape by Texas Troopers

If you are a woman driving in Texas don't be surprised if you are raped on the side of the road by a Texas State Trooper, and don't expect any measure of justice. They are just doing their job.

The FBI defines rape as "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” However, if a law enforcement officer does the raping then it is legal.

When 27-year-old Brandy Hamilton and her friend 26-year-old Alexandria Randle went for a drive in Texas little did they expect that they would be pulled over and raped on the side of the road. Their rapists will not be prosecuted because they are Texas State Troopers and Texas State Troopers can apparently search anyone's bodily cavities if they claim to suspect that the victim might have used drugs, and they can perform the rape in public. In this case the rapists even recorded the rape on their dashboard camera and the footage was made public.

Since Texas State Troopers and those in many other states can legally rape anyone in the state if they merely claim that drugs were suspected, the only recourse for Brandy and Alexandria is to file a civil suit and claim that their civil rights were violated, which they have done.  If Brandy and Alexandria had friends in high places it is possible that they could get criminal charges filed but it is unlikely.

In New Mexico, you have to pay for your own rape.  In 2011 in Las Cruces, a woman was ordered by Sgt. Mike Alba to have her rape done at a hospital, which billed her $1,122. The forcible and thorough bodily cavity search yielded no drugs or drug paraphernalia. The victim had no criminal history, was not even under formal arrest and was never charged with any crime.  The best that the victim can hope for is to get the cops to cover the cost of the rape, but she will have to file suit to get even that.

In the United States, law enforcement has become a vehicle for criminal activity where men and women can brutalize the people they are supposed to protect.

Because American's have forgotten that the purpose of government is to serve the people, not oppress them, the oppression will continue. If cop rapists faced real justice then other cops would be less likely to commit the same atrocities against the public.