PENCE: Senator, when African-American police officers involved in a police action shooting involving an African-American, why would Hillary Clinton accuse that African-American police officer of implicit bias?The next day there were numerous learned articles explaining that our culture’s Implicit Bias and Systemic Racism causes even black cops to shoot black crooks. It’s like a giant conspiracy theory. But it’s not a theory, it’s Science. It’s Conspiracy Science!
KAINE: Well, I guess I can’t believe you are defending the position that there is no bias and it’s a topic we don’t even…
But now we can see how deep the sickness of Institutionalized Straight White Maleism goes in our culture: the black cop who shot the black crook in Milwaukee wasn’t just a black cop, he’s a also a black gay criminal! And yet even a gay black isn’t immune from the horrors perpetrated on the collective subconscious by Straight White Men.
Police officer in Sherman Park shooting charged with sexual assaultOf course he is. And not just an aspiring rapper, may I add.
John Diedrich and Ashley Luthern , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 5:17 p.m. CDT October 20, 2016
The Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith in the Sherman Park neighborhood in August sat in a bar a day later, watching coverage of the violent unrest that followed and said he did “whatever (he) wanted without repercussions,” according to a criminal complaint charging the officer with sexual assault released Thursday.
Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown made those comments to a man Heaggan-Brown would sexually assault hours later after the man became heavily intoxicated, the complaint said.
Heaggan-Brown, 24, is charged with two counts of felony second-degree sexual assault, and two counts of prostitution, a misdemeanor. He also is charged with one felony count of possessing or distributing a recording of nudity without consent.
After the alleged assault on Aug. 14, Heaggan-Brown texted police Sgt. Joseph Hall, whom he considered a mentor: “Need your help big time… (Expletive) up big time… But need to handle this the most secret and right way possible,” according to the complaint.
Heaggan-Brown told Hall the sex was consensual, “but admitted that (alleged victim) was drunk and had ‘medical issues,’” it said.
Prosecutors allege Heaggan-Brown assaulted a second man, who also was intoxicated, on July 30, and took pictures without his consent. In addition, the complaint says that Heaggan-Brown paid for sex with men on two different occasions last year and this summer. The incidents all occurred at Heaggan-Brown’s home, it said.
The seven-page complaint portrays the young officer as a sexual predator who assaulted men after drinking with them, paying other men for sex and boasting about special privileges he had.
The sexual assault counts are unrelated to the shooting, which remains under investigation. …
A man said he met Heaggan-Brown through Facebook in July because he was looking for another musician to help with his music. Heaggan-Brown is a rapper.
The two exchanged text messages with Heaggan-Brown trying to meet him. On Aug. 14, 2016 — the day after the Smith shooting — Heaggan-Brown sent a text asking again to meet up. The man agreed. Heaggan-Brown picked up the man and took him to a bar around 11 p.m. Aug. 14.As Hillary has repeatedly called, Steps Must Be Taken to root out the scourges of white racism and heterosexism from the deepest recesses of our minds.
They went to the Eastsider, on E. North Ave. The owner, Jason Growel, told the Journal Sentinel Thursday that Heaggan-Brown was a regular at the bar. Growel said he cooperated with detectives looking into the assaults, which did not occur in the bar. Growel said he last saw Heaggan-Brown two weeks ago and they did not discuss the investigation.
According to the complaint, Heaggan-Brown talked to the bartender shortly after the two arrived on Aug. 14. Heaggan-Brown told the man that the bar did not sell Hennessy, but the bar keeps it on hand for him.
Although the man said he didn’t usually drink, the bartender served him a Long Island iced tea. The man later told police he thought he drank two Long Island iced teas, three shots of Hennessy and a “pink drink.” Heaggan-Brown and the man sat at the bar and watched TV coverage of the Sherman Park unrest and protests.
The man said Heaggan-Brown “bragged about being able to do whatever (he) wanted without repercussions.”
Heaggan-Brown also said he was “the boss and there are no limitations on how (he) lives.”
The man told police he had trouble recalling what happened after he left the bar with Heaggan-Brown but said he remembered waking up to Heaggan-Brown raping him.
The man said he felt drugged during the assault. Hospital staff noted the man was beginning to cry and looked extremely traumatized as he recounted what happened.
Heaggan-Brown said he and the man had been at the bar and when the man began to act “weird and unresponsive,” he brought the man to the hospital.
Hours after the man was hospitalized, at 9:21 a.m. Aug. 15, Heaggan-Brown sent the text to Hall asking for his help. When the sergeant met with Heaggan-Brown, Heaggan-Brown claimed the sex was consensual but also said the man was drunk.
Crime lab analysts later estimated the man had a blood-alcohol level between 0.19 and 0.23.
The victim went to a hospital about 4:20 a.m. Aug. 15. Heaggan-Brown reported the man had drank too much and was “completely out, zonked out of his ground.” The man “flipped out” when he saw Heaggan-Brown in the hospital and told the staff “he raped me.”
In the second assault, according to the complaint, Heaggan-Brown went to a strip club with a group on July 30 including the alleged victim, who became very intoxicated. He woke up the next morning at Heaggan-Brown’s home in bed next to the officer, with no memory of how he got there.
The man later found photos of Heaggan-Brown having sexual contact with him while he was passed out.
During the investigation, Milwaukee police searched Heaggan-Brown’s cell phone and found text messages indicating he was also attempting to pay money in exchange for sex.
The phone also had a video of Heaggan-Brown having sex with another person who recalled to police making “a couple hundred dollars” from Heaggan-Brown in exchange for sex. …
The fatal police shooting touched off two nights of violent unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood, which many observers said had its roots in decades of systematic problems including segregation and poverty. During those two nights, eight businesses were torched, at least six squad cars were damaged, at least four officers were injured and two teens were wounded in separate shootings. Authorities estimated the damage at several millions of dollars.
Reporter Bruce Vielmetti contributed to this report.