Washington, DC – The country is focused on the ever-growing pile of bodies supplied by cops that shoot unarmed people. Cops have killed US citizens at a rate of three per day since the New Year. It turns out the complete lack of accountability within police departments has created a totally different type of victim: molested children.
Just in the last seven days:
Aaron Woodford Barnes, a Lake Wales, FL cop was arrested for 4 counts of sexual activity with a minor and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The victim is 17. According to the victim, Barnes asked her to babysit his son when she was 16, gave her wine, and started the seven-month sexual “relationship.” The victim states the sex was consensual; however the Police Chief pointed out that a 16-year-old cannot consent to a 37-year-old. Barnes denies the sex, but admits there are inappropriate messages from her on his phone.
James Edwards of Miami-Dade was arrested a second time. This time it was for 12 counts of child pornography. Last August he was arrested for lewd and lascivious conduct. He is accused of luring two underage boys to his home under the pretense of having the boys do some landscaping. He then allegedly gave the boys marijuana and Molly (a designer drug) before masturbating in front of them.
Louis Mercado was sentenced to life in prison for sexually abusing a teenage boy. He met the boy while working as school resource officer.
Rodney Eddy was denied his plea deal when Judge Valerie Robison refused to accept the deal which would’ve allowed him to walk out of court a free man. Eddy comes from the illustrious Los Angeles Police Department. The assaults he is accused of began when the victim was 13.
Trever Blackwell pleaded guilty to second degree rape. The case revolved around his rape of a 15-year-old girl who was in the police explorers program in Wewoka, OK.
Jared Michael Tomlinson, a Marysville, CA cop, was found guilty of repeatedly raping a little boy.
Jonathan Diaz was arrested for a sex crime involving a 16-year-old. Diaz is with the Falfurrias Police Department. A second cop in the same department is under investigation.
Samuel Bryant is a 40-year-old cop with the Transportation Security Agency (the agency that fondles your child at the airport). He was arrested for sexually abusing a 14-year-girl. The TSA has plans to fire Bryant.
Donald Patterson, a Cowetta County Deputy, apparently committed suicide the day he was supposed to meet with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation cops about a child molestation accusation.
These aren’t even all the cases from the last week. To stay updated on the epidemic of sexual misconduct by cops, subscribe to the “Tribute to survivors of child sexual assault by law enforcement officers” Facebook page.
The number of arrests would cause some to say the system is working. Sadly, too many times, the offenders end up receiving plea deals from prosecutors who have worked with them in the past, or a judge throws out the case on an absurd technicality. In a case from Hawaii, a cop allegedly pulled over a teenage girl and began fondling her while he had possession of her license and registration. The “Honorable” Glenn Kim tossed out the charge handed down from the Grand Jury because “A traffic stop is not custody.” Of course, if you follow the news, you know that had the victim driven away, the officer could have simply opened fire on her and faced no penalty.
NOTE: All of the above people, unless convicted, are presumed innocent.