Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Women Say Police Pat-Downs Are Sexual Harassment

Stop and frisk encounters between police and women are often unjustifiable and sometimes mainly about sexual harassment and intimidation, report women interviewed by the New York Times:

Ashanti Galloway, 24, a security guard and day care worker, said she recoiled when an officer recently fumbled through her bag and pulled out a pair of pink Victoria’s Secret underwear and her bra. “He had my clothes in his hand; it was my panties and my bra,” Ms. Galloway said. “I was upset. I felt violated. Powerless.” 

Bookmark and Share