When 21-year-old Yazzmen Morse went out with her four girl friends on Saturday July 30th, they found themselves attacked by two men. According to one of the women, the two guys started flirting with Morse and Morse pointed out her girlfriend and said she wasn’t interested. One of the men became angry and said, “You fucking dyke bitches, I will kick that bitch’s ass. I will take that dyke bitch into the alley and kick her ass.” He then punched Morse three times and when her friends tried to help, they began punching the other women as well. Luckily, seven cops showed up and apprehended one of the victims. Unluckily, these were the laziest cops in all of D.C..
According to Morse and the others the officers who initially showed up refused to take a report, threatened to take the women to jail if they did not pipe down, refused to question a nearby man who happily recorded the entire event on his phone, and then let the attacker in their custody go. The attacker laughed and pointed at the women as he crossed the street; the women continued pleading with the cops in tears and anger.
The D.C. police Gay & Lesbian Liaison Unit eventually reported the incident as a hate crime three days later after Morse’s mother complained. But according to John Avarosis at AmericaBlog, this is common behavior for DC cops:
Certain lazy police officers, labeled “SLAPS” by their own fellow officers, don’t like to file police reports of crimes. Why? 1) It requires them to do paperwork and go to court, which is boring. 2) It would mean their part of the city would register another crime, and that would make them look bad, so it’s better to have lower crime – and the way you lower crime is not to file crime reports (or at least file them and make the crime sound less important).
Bad cop! No donut! The D.C. group Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence have asked the police to investigate and discipline the officers. Sadly, the women don’t know the names of the officers who “assisted” them and Avarosis says that even if an investigation does occur, the officers aren’t likely to get more than a slap on the wrist.
Justice in the nation’s capital, ladies and germs. At least their overall crime rate’s going down (ba-dum).
Ugh… I wish I could love the people who put their lives on the line to allegedly protect me… but they’re all lazy, uneducated, corrupt, jock douchebags.
You know why I fucking hate cops? Because of cops.
Seems this is less a case of homophobia and more a severe case of idle-itus, as they seem to be under-reporting all crimes. Which means they’re just as bad as the criminals.
this is not new. I heard about this a long time ago in NYC. I’m sure it’s true in most big cities. There are good cops and bad cops. Sadly I think there are many more bad cops than good cops. From big to small towns.
The Indomitable Z
Our police aren’t perfect. I watched the Wire, I know what’s up.
Some people become cops because they like the power. These are the bad cops. I’ve worked since high school to become a cop, and not a half assed one like the 18 year old jocks who are too lazy for college and think they’re too cool to work at McDonald’s, because I love justice. And guess which PD I was eyeing? Metropolitan (DC). I sure hope I never run into the guys in this article.
Cops arent the problem, assholes who think they’re above the law are. Unfortunately, some cops think they’re above the law. They don’t deserve the badge!
Tell me that the guys in that photo aren’t at a costume party. Come on! The mustache?!
I live in DC and know some cops. Some are the greatest people, and I love them. And some are spectacularly worthless and lazy. Never leave home without some pepper spray in your bag. And this is true everywhere.
However, they do love donuts. NOM NOM NOM!
Nothing new. I was Mugged 3 times and had my apt Burglarized in the 3 yrs I lived in DC. The Cops there aren’t Interested in anything that doesn’t happen to Real People(well-off White Hets)….
@Pat Duffy: It’s even worse in the Deep South.
Another example of police corruption. When they’re not beating homeless men to death (test) they’re letting hate crime attackers get away.
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