Rape in the United States is defined by the Department of Justice as “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” At the end of the following story about what happened to Erica Reynolds, you will have zero doubt that she was raped. However, because her rapists wear a badge and claim to protect society, no one will be going to jail and the rapists claim everything they did was legal.
Erica’s nightmare started the day after Christmas in 2018 when police suspected her of having a substance deemed illegal by the state. Because the state claims the immoral authority to kidnap, cage — and, in Erica’s case, rape — people in search of these substances, this innocent mother was kidnapped and brought down to the Phoenix police department.
As police searched for the arbitrary substance, Erica was stripped naked, forced into a concrete room — and raped.
She recalled, in horrifying detail, to the Arizona Republic, about how the rape unfolded. Erica was in the room with a male officer and a female officer. When she noticed the female officer begin to put on rubber gloves, Erica went into panic mode and began begging the officers not to do what they were about to do. They did not listen, even when she demanded they stop.
“I said, ‘You can’t do this to me,’” she says. “He said, ‘We can. And we will.’”
Without putting any lubrication on the glove, Erica was forced to bend over as the female cop rammed her dry fingers into Erica’s anus. Having given birth just a few months earlier, Erica was suffering from hemorrhoids which were prodded and torn during the search for non-existent drugs. Erica screamed out in agony, but the callous state-sanctioned rapists couldn’t have cared less.
After anally raping the innocent mother, the female cop — without changing gloves — proceeded to vaginally rape Erica. After finding nothing again, Erica was sent on her way. She went home vomiting and was in so much pain that she had to go to the hospital to be treated. Her injuries were so bad that hospital staff called police to report a sexual assault.
Clearly understanding that what she just experienced was an act of rape, Erica filed a complaint. But no one would even listen to her, much less be held accountable because, as mentioned above, it’s not called rape when cops are searching for substances deemed illegal by the state — it’s called policy, even when they violate it.