The 13 incidents listed below were gathered from just two days' news (March 15 and 16, 2012) by the National Police Misconduct News Feed, the same ongoing police violence against women as you can find any day of the week on this news feed. It doesn't take much imagination to consider how many more such incidents escape detection.

Police are the gatekeepers to justice and protection for women. Until we radically change police culture, and break up the near absolute male control of the top ranks of police forces, there's no way we can achieve proper enforcement of violence against women laws.

The high rates of violence against women and children in hyper-male dominated instutitions, such as the Catholic Church, male athletics, the Boy Scouts, has at least been spotlighted. But the inordinately high rates of domestic and sexual violence in police forces has been virtually ignored as a systemic problem, despite the power of police and despite the pivotal role police have in ending violence against women. 
  • Modesto CA cop who resigned in Feb is indicted on sexual assault charges involving several alleged on-duty rapes [1]
  • Hennessey OK cop sentenced to 40yrs prison for sexually abusing an 8yr-old girl over a period of 2yrs [0]
  • Henderson Co TN deputy found guilty on federal child pornography charges involving 10yr-old girl [0]
  • Hattisburg MS cop gets fine & clean record in plea deal for extortion, accused of raping nurse under color of law [0]
  • Harris Co TX pct 5 depty constable arrested for sexual assault of teen relative & online solicitation of minor [0]
  • Henrico Co VA deputy pleads guilty to receiving child porn involving prepubescent children, caught by US DHS [0]
  • San Jose CA school cop pleads no contest to multiple charges for sex acts w/2 teen boys he met on dating site [0]
  • Philadelphia PA cop convicted of official oppression & exposure in split on-duty sexual assault trial jury decision [0]
  • Dumfries VA cop who opened ice cream shop after retiring arrested for allegedly sexually abusing child 10yrs ago [0]
  • Pinal Co AZ sheriff tries to silence news reports about his alleged sexual misconduct while he was a school director with cease & desist orders [5]
    • Flower Mound TX SWAT cop arrested on agg assault charges for allgedly pulling firearm on his girlfriend & others [0]
    • Town and Country MO police sued by cop claiming she was sexually harassed & retaliated against for 10 years [3]
    • San Francisco Co CA sheriff’s guilty plea in DV case questioned by DA, thinks it isn’t sincere [0]

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