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On-duty Texas cop rapes transgender sex worker; results in misdemeanor conviction

A year ago, an on-duty San Antonio cop raped a transgender woman. Rather than be charged with rape, he was convicted of a misdemeanor offense, and given a one-year (!) sentence, despite DNA evidence. Meanwhile, his victim is currently serving time in a men's prison for prostitution. The story in the link is a month old, but I was shocked at the lack of media coverage in the case. AP, Reuters, the NYT, etc., failed to report on something that is nothing short of an institutional human rights abuse.
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