Rape Victim Could Really 'Pound It' According to Scummy Defense Attorney For NYPD Officers

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Defense lawyer Joseph Tacopina worked on smearing the accuser yesterday at the trial of New York City Police Department officer Kenneth Moreno and his alleged lookout Franklin Mata, who prosecutors say raped a drunk East Village woman when they were called to her apartment to assist her from a cab to her bed. "She could 'pound it,' so to speak, correct? Tacopina asked the witness Pedro Vidallon, in a disgusting example of rape culture at its most oppressive, blaming the victim at every turn as out of control and irresponsible. It's the logical next step after painting the accuser as a slut. The defense aims to convince jurors that no sex took place on that night, as the officers claim, but also that if it did, the woman was not too drunk to agree to intercourse.

"Did she drink five red bull and vodkas often in one night?" the lawyer asked, as if she could not be raped based on her choice of beverage, or quantity. "Once in a while," answered the witness. "Did she appear to have a drinking problem?"

"No," he answered.

As we've explained, the cops made three return visits to the woman's apartment after the alleged rape, which prosecutors believe was the men attempting to smooth over their crime. (Moreno says he was being "helpful.") Wearing a recording device, the woman later confronted Moreno about having sex, which he denied until finally relenting and saying that at least he wore a condom.

The Post reports that "a slight bruise to the victim's cervix is consistent with her account of being attacked while prone on her stomach."

With testimony in its fourth week, the drinking bit is the ugliest to make the news, though the rest is quite ugly too. In her testimony, the woman recalled waking up in a pile of her own vomit, but only after becoming momentarily alert after being passed out and hearing "the rustling of clothing and very loud Velcro ripping," which prosecutors say was the removal of a bullet-proof vest, before she says she was raped.

[NYP]

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Suzannahbtroy
Suzannahbtroy

http://youtu.be/bnsfPm9k8h4 Joe Tacopina and Chad Seigel win the misogynist NYC award.Rapes are up 25 percent and rapes remain under reported. I interviewed an older woman today who was raped 25 years ago and went to the NYPD but was too timid to go to court. Now NYPD officers are accused of rape and in my opinion they are guilty of exploiting her and belong in jail and their PBA NYPD lawyer is raping her again giving her quite a pounding. Tacopina is listed on his own website as earning $750 an hour. Is that what the PBA pays him and his underling Seigel to compare the victims vagina to a fleshing eating plant, the Venus Fly Trap. How misogynist is that and shows these guys get in F in female anatomy. If the PBA don’t censure their high priced lawyers after the trial even more win will not go to the police and forget a legal system as misogynist as Joe Tacopina and Chad Seigel. Mel Gibson gets to plead no contest as in rich men don’t plead guilty and his victim can’t use it in the next court case they have! The US legal system is flawed and sexist in the worst way jurors included.

Don't Pin Your Hat on That.
Don't Pin Your Hat on That.

So if I understand your argument correctly, you wouldn't have an issue if you were to wake up after a night of drinking with your buddies to find that you'd been helped home by two city cops and then violated?

Violetpikkles
Violetpikkles

I think this guy/girl must like being helped home by police officers who help themselves to his/her body. I mean, obviously if you get that drunk you're just hoping and praying that someone inserts parts of themselves into your body without your consent, right? Isn't that the only reason people drink? Every time I drink I think to myself "All I have to do is drink so much that anyone who comes near me will violate me completely and without regret because I love when that happens so much!" I need to meet the previous commenter so that when he/she gets completely wasted I can follow this person home and fill them up with any object I can find because that person would deserve it and must obviously want it if they had been drinking so much. Regardless of whether a person gets completely wasted and loses control, any normal SOBER person would know that it's NOT okay to ever touch someone who is that drunk. Ever. Period. I like how the person above believes that the act of getting drunk is a far worse offense than being sober and feeling like it's okay to violate someone in the worst way possible. The latter sounds like a bigger flaw of character than the former.

sick of drunks
sick of drunks

I'm going to stand up and say what I think a lot of people are also thinking, and that is that I have no sympathy for this stupid drunk. Was it really necessary to get so stinking pie-eyed she couldn't even get out of a cab on her own? Why? Show some restraint, for God's sake, don't drink like a sailor on shore leave, and things like this won't happen to you. Tough way to learn a lesson, but I guarantee she'll never get that drunk again. Moron.

Andrea
Andrea

Would you feel the same if it happened to your sister or mother?

Catherine Lohmeier
Catherine Lohmeier

 Oh thank you, kind stranger, for giving us your magic formula for not getting raped. Except it doesn't work, does it? Because people get raped while drunk, people get raped while sober, people get raped by friends, by family members, by boyfriends, by girlfriends, by spouses, people get raped while in comas, people get raped in nursing homes, as INFANTS, at work, at home, ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE--one out of three women will be raped or assaulted in her lifetime, and the rapists get away with it almost every time because people like you make rape victims too afraid of being called irresponsible, of being called whores, of being vilified and traumatized even further to come forward. You just don't understand, do you? What if this was your mother? What if this was your daughter, your sister, your aunt, your friend?? You victim-blaming piece of shit.

Angelo
Angelo

I hope your mother and sister get fucked by niggers

Jarvisgreene
Jarvisgreene

What kind of man walk's around and think's it's okay to rape or violate anyone whether it be man or woman drunk or sober? What is his mental state that he would think he could get away with something like that and there be nothing done abou it. Am I my brother's keeper. Well it's clear that where these officer's were concerned that at least one was a predator. The other has just destroyed his life too,because his partner had a hard on and could not or refused to control himself. After all these are supposed to be trained professional's right. It makes me wonder can just anyone really handel the power and responsbility that comes along with being a Police Officer. I would like to sum it all up by saying in some newly utered word's to a similar situation not to long ago "hide your women and your man" they raping everybody.

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