This is the role of Journalism. {Warning: Adult Content}

Via on Apr 29, 2013

sexual assault police office marshalMarshal Ronald Fox of Clark County: Scum of the Earth.

“The only way she can avoid jail is to step up to the microphone and recant.”

She does so but does the opposite. That’s bravery.

This is hard to watch. I’m just grateful there were some real journalists on the case. The judge, Patricia Donninger, too deserves to be fired for not knowing the law and allowing that to go on.

“For what, sir? Why would I be arrested? Can you please tell me?”

Marshal Jon Fox: his arrest and sexual harassment was just because “no one in the courtroom tried to stop him.” Hearing the terror in the young woman’s voice…oof.

Contreras said Fox touched her buttocks, breast, and ordered her to lift up her shirt. A later internal investigation by Clark County courts validated her claims. Contreras went back into the same courtroom and told hearing master Patricia Donninger that her requests to have a female marshal handle the search were ignored.

Note: the video text itself is ridiculous: many officers are good people truly trying to serve and protect.

“Cop Sexually Assaults Woman, Then Arrests Her For Protesting The Assault.”

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For more: Sexual assault, rape, date rape resources.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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13 Responses to “This is the role of Journalism. {Warning: Adult Content}”

  1. mandi says:

    yuck.

    • elephantjournal says:

      Via FB:
      Marcella P: Those people are perverse monsters to do that to a woman right in front of her child. Shame on that judge for turning her back and doing nothing.

    • elephantjournal says:

      "That judge issued a 12 page report on the happenings condemning the acts of both bailiff/marshal likely to cover her own a**. Contreras is currently suing the county."
      "The judge, Patricia Doninger, is a Domestic Violence Commissioner. Contreras came in for a protective order hearing, meaning she has been the victim of abuse by a family member or partner. Doninger knew this and allowed the re-victimization to happen in her own fucking courtroom. It's been almost two years since this incident, and she is still actively hearing cases in Clark County. What a…poor excuse for a servant of justice."

  2. Helen McGinn says:

    That is outrageous. I can't even begin to imagine how this man could arrest her in front of other court staff because she verbally complained about him, in front of his daughter and with that daft judge swirling around on her chair and playing with the child from time to time. I'd feel deep, deep shame to be part of that utter sham of a law system. Ugh.

  3. Tanya says:

    That blonde woman should be arrested. And this is an absolutely horrifying view of how human rights are EXTINCT.

    Disgusted.

  4. Stephanie says:

    They better fire the judge as well!

  5. Kristy says:

    Would you mind publishing any follow-up videos on the investigation if they're available?

    • elephantjournal says:

      You bet. I'll keep on it, adding our small amount of publicity, particularly since Ronald is suing Clark County. I just tweeted & copied them.

      PS, good comment: "Fired? But not charged? Not put on the federal sexual offender's registry?"

      • elephantjournal says:

        "That judge issued a 12 page report on the happenings condemning the acts of both bailiff/marshal likely to cover her own a**. Contreras is currently suing the county."
        "The judge, Patricia Doninger, is a Domestic Violence Commissioner. Contreras came in for a protective order hearing, meaning she has been the victim of abuse by a family member or partner. Doninger knew this and allowed the re-victimization to happen in her own fucking courtroom. It's been almost two years since this incident, and she is still actively hearing cases in Clark County. What a…poor excuse for a servant of justice."

  6. Elena says:

    This makes me SICK! The abuse of power and the others looking away while that little girl is traumatized.

    So the allegation is determined to be FALSE just on his word and then she is arrested? Where was due process?

  7. Val says:

    Yes, this is sickening. I would like to see the judge be penalized for this, as well. Just horrible and all in front of that sweet child. Disheartening to say the least !

  8. oz_ says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Waylon – far too many Americans have been taught to automatically trust and respect those in power. Yet we know that power corrupts. The phrase 'question authority' should always be kept uppermost in mind when dealing with those who have the power of life and death, or of arrest and incarceration, over us.

    This is an extreme example, and such examples (like this one: http://tinyurl.com/cqceakh) seem to be happening more and more often these days. But we also should recognize that more modest examples of the corruptive influence of power happen all around us every day.

    I'd argue that when you have things like these happening at the top of the political pyramid:
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/26/4027850/bradley
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/
    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/obamacare-e

    Then it should come as no surprise that things like what we see in that video happen, or, at a more local level:
    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2013/02/alex
    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_2263772

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