Reason.com, which I criticized below
for its treatment of the attempted murder of a police officer, has an interest in police misconduct, of which there is a great deal in real life. When I saw the headline below, just as a link, my first question was "What color Cincinnati cop?" Well, Reason isn't interested in telling us, but they provide a helpful picture:
Cincinnati Cop Charged in Teen Sex Scandal May Not be Only Officer Involved
Elizabeth Nolan Brown|, Reason.com,
In 2013, Cincinnati Police Officer Darrell Beavers was indicted on felony charges related to his use of fake police substations to conduct an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Now the city is investigating whether Beavers was the only officer involved.Beavers, 45, is a 12-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) who previously played NFL football for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. Last December, Beavers was indicted on one count of tampering with evidence, one count of theft in office, and four counts of "illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material."Beavers met the minor in question as a community liasion for the Cincinnati Police Explorer program, which bills itself as "experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth."Though Beavers denies having sexual intercourse with the teenager, he did "send and receive 650 sexually explicit photos and texts" with her before "destroying an incriminating cell phone once he knew he was being investigated," according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. The girl's stepfather discovered the material on her phone and alerted the CPD. In June 2014, Beavers pled guilty to receiving nude photos from a minor and tampering with evidence.[More]
There's a lot more, and in the story Crooked cop fooled everyone, but did he act alone?
there's a picture of another police officer acting badly.
Beavers not only Cincinnati cop convictedDarrell Beavers' case wasn't the first of a Cincinnati police officer accused of using an apartment to commit crimes while a cop.In 2010, Detective Julian Steele was convicted of arresting and jailing a juvenile he knew committed no crime. Steele was accused of locking the teen up to get access to the boy's mother. She later said she felt intimidated by Steele and performed oral sex on him – in a Winton Terrace apartment Steele kept in addition to his Springfield Township house – to help get her son released.Steele, a 14-year officer with Cincinnati police, was sentenced to four years in prison but didn't start serving that time until four months ago because of appeals.
So we have one black cop using his badge and uniform to seduce one more more underage teenagers, and another using his arrest powers to blackmail a woman for oral sex by holding her teenage son prisoner. (By the way, I suspect the victims are black, too, but if the MSM can't tell you that convicted criminals whose pictures they publish are black, what are the chances that they'll mention the race of a black criminal's rape victim?)
So out of curiosity, I Googled "affirmative action Cincinnati police" and found an article arguing that there wasn't enough of it—and that Cincinnati was being held up as a model of "police-community" harmony.
Cincinnati: Ferguson’s Hope or Hype?A closer look at the Ohio city that everyone is touting as the model of police-community harmony.By Simone Weichselbaum, The Marshall Project, November 25, 2014
The people who think the solution to "police-community" problems is hiring black cops haven't been reading the papers closely enough.