Obey, Submit, Comply: A Rape Model Created by Law Enforcement

William Grigg’s Pro Libertate recently gave us a harrowing look at the problem of sexual predators in law enforcement. But the problem extends beyond the ranks of law enforcement. The misuse of the police’s power to arrest and their lack of any true accountability for the officers who use excessive force has created a entire population of potential victims and not just for predatory police officers.

The culture created by law enforcement today tells women time and time again to submit, obey and do what they are told has created a submissive community that is exploited by predators who are not police, but simply follow the “rape model” created by today’s law enforcement.

Here in Clark County, we are seeing the affects of that indoctrination right now. Metro officer John Norman, a three-year veteran of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was arrested on felony charges of coercion and oppression under the color of office and misdemeanor open or gross lewdness in February after two women reported he made both of them expose their breasts to him. One of the women also alleges Norma fondled her as well.

Since Norman’s arrest, two other women have come forward with complaints about their encounter with Norman, but Metro has not released the details of those incidents.

As if police using their position of authority to facilitate their desire to be a sexual predator wasn’t awful enough, the mantra of “submit, obey, comply” has provided non-uniformed sexual predators an easy to follow “rape model” where their victims can be easily controlled, using the authority of law enforcement.

The police are supposed to protect us, and if not always apprehend the bad guys, at least make it harder and harder for them to operate. Instead decades of aggressive tactics by police, excessive displays of force and the escalating killing of our neighbors, all without any repercussions, have taught the public that they have no rights when encountering a member of Metro.

An innocent man should be allowed to go about his day without ever encountering law enforcement. If such an encounter should occur, an innocent man should be able to refuse to cooperate with the sudden government intrusion. An innocent man should be allowed to simply walk away, knowing that police must have cause to detain them. An innocent man, no matter what type of attitude he has, no matter how belligerent, no matter what ‘colorful’ language he uses should never be harmed by authorities. An innocent man should be allowed to defend himself from the threat of harm, no matter who is trying to harm him. If there is a time when these rights are ignored, the innocent man expects the offending officers to be dealt with harshly.

While, on paper, the innocent man has all these rights. In the real world the innocent man will end up beaten, incarcerated and even killed if he tries to exercise these very rights. Police will tell you these are “isolated incidents,” yet they happen a thousand times more often in this country than the death of a police officer. Have you ever heard an officer fatality referred to as an “isolated incident?”

So what does the lone woman walking home from work do when a man approaches her and identifies himself as an undercover police officer? Maybe he shows her a badge of some sort. Is she supposed to be able to discern a real police badge from the badges carried by security at over 20 Las Vegas Casinos, nearly a dozen private security firms and the many loss prevention specialists?

While the lone woman walking home from work would not cooperate with a stranger approaching her in the dark, a little piece of tin changes everything. While, as an innocent woman walking alone, she should be able to refuse to speak with the office and walk, even run away, what has her life in Las Vegas taught her? It has taught her that if she runs from a threat, and that threat is the police she will be assaulted, tased or even shot. The officers who do this will face nothing more than a long paid vacation, and her reputation will be vilified by Metro at every turn.

So, she stops, hoping that having a quick word with the officer will be all she needs to do for her to be on her way. But there is no such thing as “a quick word” with the police. While the law states a police officer can initiate contact with the public and anytime, he must have a reasonable suspicion based on specific and articulable facts that you are, have just, or are about to commit a crime in order to detain you for even ten seconds. If he doesn’t, he must let you leave. But if you stop and voluntarily engage, all that is irrelevant. He will keep you there, unless you ask to leave, until he has at least run you for warrants. He will ask to search you in a manner that doesn’t seem to be a request at all. He might appear to be a nice guy and offer a seat in his car, so you can get out of the cold, while he waits for dispatch.

What woman would stop and let a stranger search them for weapons and then voluntarily get in his car?

A woman who knows that if the stranger is a cop, refusal can mean death. In other words, every woman in America.

That’s how two Las Vegas women, one only 17-years-old, ended up in Philip Taft’s vehicle. Taft, a floor supervisor at The Venetian, saw both women walking along Tropicana Ave. One was an admitted prostitute. One had simply missed her bus. Taft’s work badge and the claim he was a police officer was all it took to get both women in his car. Once there he drove each to a isolated area and raped them.

The 17-year-old realized right away that Taft was not really a police officer, but her indoctrination into the cult of “obey, submit, comply” has been complete and it was too late. She immediately contacted the actual authorities and Taft was eventually captured.

Only then did the other woman come forward, she was an admitted prostitute who was working the streets the night Taft picked her up and demand sex or he would take her to jail. Even street-smart pro knew she must “obey, submit, comply.” What is most frightening is this woman, who had more experience with police than Taft’s 17-year-old victim, never stopped believing Taft was a cop, even after he raped her. In her experience with police, this wasn’t an outrageous or unheard of experience.

According to the The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project’s 2010 report, police officers are three times more likely to be sexual predators. Add to that all the non-uniformed predators who pretend to be officers to sexually assault women and the majority of rape victims in this country are also victims of the “obey submit, comply” rape model that years of unfettered police misconduct has created.

Because this is what happens when you give a man power, a gun and no accountability.

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  • Lurker

    This article is pointless drivel. What a pathetic excuse for an article.

  • Sunshine

    Lurker,

    Your comment is pointless drivel. Please, if you’re going to criticize someone or something, use “reason.” Unlike your method, reason actually provides insight into existing problems, and perhaps even solutions to those problems. Regardless of how erroneous some of the above claims may seem, we don’t really know the truth ourselves, but what should be taken seriously is the fact that the fear is quite real.

  • Angry

    The point of the article is to point out the wrongfulness of submission to authority. Time and time again we are told if LE abuses us we must submit and then follow up in court to get justice. The article points out that there are sexual predators in LE, and they can misuse their authority to victimize women. Should the woman allow herself to be fondled and molested, only to seek damages later, or should she resist?

  • aerie

    “This article is pointless drivel. What a pathetic excuse for an article.”

    …says the male sexual predator cop.

  • WOLF

    AND THE COPS DEMAND “RESPECT” AND PROFESS “SAFETY”. YA RITE, I AM NOWHERE CLOSE TO BEING A COP BUT ALL 5 OF MY CHILDREN GREW UP KNOWING THAT GUNS KILL AND ARE NOT TO BE TOUCHED. I TRULY AM SORRY THAT THESE PEOPLE LOST A CHILD, HOWEVER, IT WAS SELF INDUCED BY AN IDIOT WHO WEARS A BLUE MONKEY SUIT AND KNOWS BETTER THAN ANY CITIZEN.

    Cop’s Son Shoots & Kills 7-Year-Old Sister With His Dad’s Gun

    It’s been less than a month since a little boy brought a gun to a Washington school only to have it discharge and shoot a classmate, and already the Evergreen state has another tragedy to add to its right to carry debate. A 7-year-old girl has died after being shot in the family van by her younger brother with their father’s gun, a gun he owns because he’s a cop.

    What were two kids doing with access to a gun? How could a police officer make a mistake like this?

    And what does this say about the gun debate in America?

    We tend to talk a lot about illegal guns and idiot gun owners, don’t we?

    But this tragedy doesn’t fit the illegal gun criteria. This was an officer of the law, a person trained to handle weapons. He had to have been trained on best practices.

    And yet, it happened. THAT WOULD LEAD ME TO BELIEVE THAT IT MUST FALL UNDER THE IDIOT GUN OWNER CATEGORY AND THIS PERSON IS ARMED EVERY DAY AND HAS THE FREEDOM TO MURDER WHOM EVER HE PLEASES.

    THINK ABOUT IT.

    REMEMBER: COPS ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND…

  • deepelemblues

    No, Lurker is right.

    This article is useless drivel.

  • Lurker

    The article mentions how there was a rapist that pretended to be a LEO, and it’s somehow the police’s fault? Then it mentions a statistic that claims police are more likely to be rapists. Those two things don’t have anything to do with each other. The article leads you to believe that all cops must be rapists, as i was accused of in the comments section here. What a joke…

  • FreeMan

    Lurker, if you possessed the reading comprehension of a mentally deficient platypus, you’d have understood that the article doesn’t blame LEOs directly for acts of rape committed by those who only pretend to be LEOs; rather, it blames the viciousness exhibited by LEOs to anyone who does not obey, submit to, and comply with the demands of a LEO for creating a climate of fear in which no person who places value on not being the victim of police brutality hesitates to obey, submit, and comply with anyone who has even the slightest appearance of being a LEO.

  • Common Sense

    Another ridiculous article….

  • Carlos

    Angry says:
    March 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    …”Time and time again we are told if LE abuses us we must submit and then follow up in court to get justice. ”

    ——————————————————————–

    Oh, Andy, if you knew how much I hate that one, although unfortunately we have to live with it.

    That one means: Let Cops Taser you, beat you, handcuff you and… you do NOTHING.
    Just W-A-I-T until you can fight that in court.

    Who in the world guarantees you that you will get a FAIR trial and the Cops will get their deserved punishment? I do not see this happening very often when it’s you against them in court. Do you?

    Carlos

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    The main point of the article to any literate non-cop (pardon implied redundancy) is that cop are 3 times more likely to be sexual predators. Case in point from their own twisted and evil website.

    http://www.policeone.com/officer-misconduct-internal-affairs/articles/5267676-Former-Phila-officer-says-he-had-sex-on-duty/

    Never once did it occur to officer rapist that your gun, taser and threat of violence up to and including murder negate consent when you command that a woman suck your cock in your patrol car.

    Isolated incident copsuckers?

  • fdgfdg

    Funny how the pathetic cop-apologists can only spew bile like “this article is ridiculous” while doing absolutely nothing to back their words up.

    It’s almost like they have no logical arguments!

  • paschn

    A reasonable person doing just a bit of research will see what an evil entity the government of the Fascist States of America has become and understand/support those trying to reign it in NON-violently rather than crushing them.
    Further, a reasonable person can see that this evil is protected by psychos w/o any patriotic constraints or “love of country”. They stand in their spiffy blue uniforms and repeat the phoney mantra about protecting our constitution and the citizenry while they stain their shorts in anticipation of f**king with citizens and wiping their broad asses with the constitution they swore to protect. They are the Judas police, nothing more or less.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-how-goldman-gambled-on-starvation-2016088.html

    The link above says it all. They are the lesser filth, running interference for the greater filth.

  • Lurker

    @ Lakewood-

    your proof that cops are 3x more likely to commit rape is an article about an alleged rape by one officer? One that may have been a consensual encounter? That statistic doesn’t sound correct, I really doubt it’s true. But of course, if it makes a cop look bad then its embraced around here.

    No cop will argue that all rapists should be in prison, whether the predator is a cop or not. The cop deserves a fair trial just like everyone else gets though.

  • PSOSGT

    LMAO!!!! The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project’s 2010 report!!!!!! A report where a simple allegation is as good as a guilty verdict!! I read through this crap a year ago. Actually found some of the numbers too small!! For instance the fatality “numbers”. I thought they would be much higher because when ever the police kill someone, no matter how justified it is, people still accuse the police of excessive force, “sorry I shot your kid while he was shooting at me….” <- pretty much what happened near us! Kid hops out of a car, starts shooting at the police, police shoot back kid died. Parents said police used too much force. Should've shot the gun out of his hand!!!!!!

    But lets look at the real math. 2010 354 COMPLAINTS about forceable rapes involving the police. Let's say the number of LEO's is 700,000. So that's .00055% of cops are raping folks. Take the 2010 crime stats of 106500 forcable rapes and the 308 mil folks counted by the US census… that gives you .00034%. I don't see where the 3 times more likely comes into play. But regardless "3times" sounds alot meaner than "you have a .00055% chance of a cop raping you!!! btw!! you have a better chance of getting struck by lighting.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    So by our math cops are about twice as likely to be rapists (.00055 vs .00034)

    That sounds right. Sorry for the confusion. A little less than twice as likely as the average citizen, not three times.

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • Lurker

    A little less than twice as likely to be accused of rape than the average citizen. If you took the numbers of rapes by cops that actually occurred it would be damn near zero, but there is no way to get that number.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    Proof? Thought so.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    Or is it your cop stance that all those bitches are lying?

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    And Lurker the copsucker is silent

  • Lurker

    i’m saying I don’t believe all of the accusations.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    So to be just as “rapey” as the general populace, 40% of the accusations would have to be false. Lotsa lying bitches in your mind, cop.

  • PSOSGT

    Proof??? Thought so… This “report” is nothing more than a slew of allegations. Complaints filed against police. I was unaware that when someone filed a complaint that counted as a confirmed, legitamite case. I realize for you lakeland, it does. Prety sure you get a little chubby when you read bad cop stories as well. But unfortunately, back here on earth, the majority of complaints filed against the police are false, misunderstandings, or simply people venting frustration, or they are filed when people know little of the law or even situation. IN fact just yesturday morning we had someone attempt to file a excessive force complaint against some of our officers. It went no where bc once she found out our side of the story, she thanked us for our help and went on her way.

  • PSOSGT

    @ lakewood. Also.. if you really wanted to look at the numbers. About 85% of cops are male. Verses about 1/2 of the population. Males make up nearly all of the suspects in rapes. So redo the math. Cops still at .00055 Regular male population. .00069%. So in actuality, your more likely to be raped by a male, non-cop. NUmbers are a wonderful thing because for the majority of them, you can spin them anyway you want.

  • BGHS1986

    I don’t see where all the confusion is coming from. First off PSOSGT’s characterization The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project’s 2010 treats a simple allegation as good as a guilty verdict! The authors of the NPMSRP are clear and upfront that they are tracking “reports of misconduct.” Now if they compared reports of sexual assaults by police with the number of convictions in the GP, that wouldn’t be a fair comparison. But it doesn’t do that. The report site compared the rate of reports of sexual assaults by police 69 reports for every 100,000 officers with the DOJ’s number of reports of sexual assaults in the general public 28 for every 100,000 residents. That’s a rate for of reports against police nearly three times the rate of reports against the general public. Perhaps cops would be able to understand this if they weren’t hired from a pool of applicants that in most cases weren’t required to graduate high school.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    PSOGT,

    So I guess with your numbers you discount the fact that ALL cops are in the window to be rapists. I would imagine those males in the general populace under 10 years old can be safely crossed off the rapist perp list. Though knowing cops,many one from fetus on is a suspect.

    Your numbers still don’t add up.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    And please elaborate on a rape report being a “misunderstanding”. I’m fairly certain a cop’s dick in you is difficult to misinterpret, unless you are a cop apologist, then the ability to excuse anything comes into play.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    I’ll take your silence as abject surrender. More cops unable to engage in discussion without a taser.

  • Lurker

    If a woman is drunk and decides to sleep with a man, then decides the next day that because she is married she feels bad about cheating on her husband, she makes up a story that she was raped. I’ve seen that one happen to someone before.

    She calls it rape, he calls it consensual sex.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    Cop dismisses idea of reduced decision making while under the influence. I’ll bet you were quite popular with the ladies. What are your thoughts on rohypnol?

  • BGHS1986

    lurker, And that has what to do with this article. Oh that’s right, nothing, because you have nothing intelligent to add.

  • PSOSGT

    @BGS.. I find the numbers wrong, maybe I missed it.. but if there were 69 allegations per 100,000 cops, they total number should be closer to 500, not 354. And the 28 per 100,000 is for forcable rape. ■The rate of forcible rapes in 2010 was estimated at 54.2 per 100,000 female inhabitants. – according to the UCR. this excludes all other other numbers for sex crimes.. which in the “allegations against the police, well, they include everything from rape to inappropriate touching. Bottom line, we are comparing 2 different sets of numbers that contain different countable figures.

    And although it’s not extremely common, what lurker says is common enough to mention. Last summer we had a female who got freaky with a guy, we ended up arresting him, set for trial, then she recanted her story, AFTER he boyfriend had broken up with her. sex had been consensual, which she lied about to keep her bf.

  • BGHS1986

    It never surprises me when those who worship at the altar of law enforcement turn out to be either illiterate, dishonest or both. When your try and dismiss the NPMSRP’s numbers on sexual assault as “well, they include everything from rape to inappropriate touching. Bottom line, we are comparing 2 different sets of numbers that contain different countable figures.” When the report clearly states the numbers it compares to the DOJ’s numbers are complaints that involved forcible non-consensual sexual activity such as sexual assault or sexual battery.
    “complaints that involved forcible non-consensual sexual activity such as sexual assault or sexual battery.” That’s apples to apples in uniforms.

    And since they both are tracking reports of sexual assault, false allegations aren’t the issue. Just sad attempts to muddy the waters.

  • Pagan Punk

    The Police don’t offer up the “Obey, Submit, Comply” thing out of laziness or to make it easier for them to rape people, they do it because that has been proven to be the most likely way for a woman to make it out of the situation alive.

  • baffled

    By the whole premis of this website and articles the officer in Vegas should not have been arrested, because the cops only illegally arrest people.

    Why are you guys not coming to his defense? Anytime you guys talk about an officer arrested, by your own philosphy they should not be arrested because after all, cops make the stuff up right?

    Bunch of morons

  • Pig

    Im a pig and i wouldnt rape anyone. Male or female.

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  • truthnolies

    The Story Of Taft Is Totally Untrue ! Where in the Lords Name Do you Get Your Information from? He Was A Floor Supervisor at a casino, They do Not have Badges. Only a Swipe card to clock in and out of work with your Picture on it. Plus How can this be Rape? If a police officer gave you a choice to go to jail or have sex and you were not a Prostitute why would you have sex? If he gave you a choice go to jail and you new he wasn’t a cop then she should have said take me to jail. There was no force involved in either case, these woman Voluntarily got into the car. Plus the Experienced Prostitute says after Taft said i’m not a cop she wanted money and Taft Gave her 10 dollars for her services..LOL. And she was in jail at the time she told the Authorities, to get an early release.Plus i Love this statement ( The 17-year-old realized right away that Taft was not really a police officer, but her indoctrination into the cult of “obey, submit, comply” has been complete and it was too late. She immediately contacted the actual authorities and Taft was eventually captured.)Confused First off she did not Immediately contact Police ! She contacted by cell phone her supposed Boyfriend in the car with Taft Present and Listening, And said she is in a car with someone claiming to be a Detective. He says call your mother, Now does that sound like a Boyfriend or a Pimp? Plus he did not get captured he turned himself in after his picture and face was plastered all over the news and newspaper, from a clip of him on camera walking into a gas station buying condoms with the young innocent 17 year old who had every chance as a rape victim to run ask for help. What kind of rape do you call this? plus no Badge or Weapon were every found. All Hear say !! Get the Facts Right !!!

  • truthnolies

    The Story Of Taft Is Totally Untrue ! Where in the Lords Name Do you Get Your Information from? He Was A Floor Supervisor at a casino, They do Not have Badges. Only a Swipe card to clock in and out of work with your Picture on it. Plus How can this be Rape? The 17 Year old walks to Taft’s car as its Pulled over, {{Would you like a date?}} Taft Reply’s Ok Get in, And after she gives Taft a Dollar amount Taft Says He is an Undercover Police officer, a Misdemeanor ! Plus says there is a Gun and a Badge under the Seat. If he shows her he has to take her to jail. If a police officer gave you a choice to go to jail or have sex and you were not a Prostitute why would you have sex? If he gave you a choice to go to jail and you new he wasn’t a cop then she should have said take me to jail. There was no force involved in either case, these woman Voluntarily got into the car. Plus the Experienced Prostitute says after Taft said i’m not a cop she wanted money and Taft Gave her 10 dollars for her services..LOL. And she was in jail at the time she told the Authorities, to get an early release.Plus i Love this statement ( The 17-year-old realized right away that Taft was not really a police officer, but her indoctrination into the cult of “obey, submit, comply” has been complete and it was too late. She immediately contacted the actual authorities and Taft was eventually captured.)sf confused Forum First off she did not Immediately contact Police ! She contacted by cell phone her supposed Boyfriend in the car with Taft Present and Listening, And said she is in a car with someone claiming to be a Detective. The Boyfriend says, call your mother, Now does that sound like a Boyfriend or a Pimp? Plus he did not get captured he turned himself in after his picture and face was plastered all over the news and newspaper, from a clip of him on camera walking into a gas station buying condoms with the young innocent 17 year old who had every chance as a rape victim to run ask for help. What kind of rape do you call this? plus no Badge or Weapon were ever found. All Hear say !! Get the Facts Right !!!

  • BobTrent

    Nothing I do when being intimidated by a cop or similar government official is voluntary. Everything I do is controlled by my powerful desire to avoid being bullied (been there), beaten, Tased, sprayed, manacled (been there), chained up (been there), have a gun pulled on me (been there), my family threatened by a cop (been there), jailed (been there) or shot.
    I do my best to avoid conversing with them. If I have to interact with a cop, I try to respond with questions rather than statements.When a cop confronts me, I freeze and put my hands on top of the steering wheel or, if not in a car, let my hands dangle at my sides with my palms turned outward. If the cop tells me to provide him with something (driver license, registration, insurance card), I tell him where the item is, then wait for him to tell me to go ahead and get it. Then I slowly reach for the item and show it to him. I wait for him to tell me to hand it to him, as I do not want him to mistake my registration or insurance card, or driver license, for a submachine gun or sawed-off shotgun.
    I have a single sheet of paper with a copy of my registration, insurance card and driver license in B&W folded and stuck in the door opening trim or the elastic strap on my sunvisor. That way I do not have to get anything out of the glove box or console as that is a good way to get shot.
    Police and quasi-cop government employees will never tell you on the record to defend yourself. The only advice they will give is to submit and comply. Think about it. If a cop advises you to defend yourself, and you are injured or killed, the agency may be held liable. If the police rather advise you to submit and comply, and you are injured or killed, how should the cop have known the criminal would get violent when you were doing what the criminal told you?

  • BobTrent

    Yes, raped, but alive. Extensive studies appear to show that the surest way to avoid rape is to put up an immediate fight. Almost all rapists will back off and find a more promising victim. Fighting does not statistically increase the likelihood of injury or death. Submitting to rape does not lessen the danger of being injured or killed, which is very small anyway.

  • BobTrent

    One cop told me that applicants for police jobs are IQ tested and if they score over 100 (average) they are rejected.
    What they want is cops who will follow policy and procedures, do as they are told, and take their share of the graft and keep their mouths shut.
    “Serpicos” are NOT wanted.

  • BobTrent

    Not lying but unsubstantiated = can’t prove it.

  • BobTrent

    Most cops are not “gunnies.” Their guns are tools of their trade. Few practice with them more than they are required to. Look at the “accidental” shootings by cops. Pointing the gun at a person without intending to. Finger on trigger when not intending to shoot. For an accidental shooting to occur, BOTH cardinal rules of gunhandling must be violated simultaneously.
    Unless a gun is disassembled so that you can see through the barrel from the breech (back/chamber end), it is loaded.
    Glock pistols seem to have an unusually high (as compared to other pistols and revolvers) rate of negligent discharges. They have two characteristics that contribute: no separate safety device and a short stroke trigger. They have an excellent drop safety. For a Glock to discharge the trigger must be pulled all the way to the stop. But unlike double action revolvers and autopistols the trigger does not have to move far from rest.