Men In Uniform: Officer Gabriel Villareal, San Antonio, TX

    <p><a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/reason/DailyBrickbats/~3/o9S5rBHeAOg/hot-pursuit">Hot Pursuit. <cite>Daily Brickbats</cite> (2010-04-27)</a>:</p><blockquote><q>San Antonio, Texas, police say Officer Gabriel Villareal has been suspended indefinitely, but they refuse to say why. However, a woman, who was not identified by local media, says he showed up at her door one day saying he was responding to a 911 call. She said she hadn't called....</q></blockquote>

In which Officer Gabriel Villareal, stalker in uniform, uses his powers as a police officer to hunt down a San Antonio woman’s address, barge in on her unannounced, and harass her in her own home. If you or I used our own private resources to pull a stunt like that, we’d be prime candidates for a restraining order and might well end up arrested on stalking or menacing charges. When Men In Uniform use their own far more extensive resources, as well as the implicit threat of their legal and physical powers, to inflict their unwanted attentions on unwilling women, suddenly it’s a private administrative matter, to be handled behind closed doors by the Department.

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