Look At The Bright Side

The NYTimes reports on the use of sexual blackmail in the Citizenship and Immigration Services division of the Homeland Security department.

The calls from the agent started three days later. He hinted, she said, at his power to derail her life and deport her relatives, alluding to a brush she had with the law before her marriage. He summoned her to a private meeting. And at noon on Dec. 21, in a parked car on Queens Boulevard, he named his price — not realizing that she was recording everything on the cellphone in her purse.

“I want sex,” he said on the recording. “One or two times. That’s all. You get your green card. You won’t have to see me anymore.”

She reluctantly agreed to a future meeting. But when she tried to leave his car, he demanded oral sex “now,” to “know that you’re serious.” And despite her protests, she said, he got his way.

The agent is being prosecuted. 

No one knows how widespread sexual blackmail is, but the case echoes other instances of sexual coercion that have surfaced in recent years, including agents criminally charged in Atlanta, Miami and Santa Ana, Calif. And it raises broader questions about the system’s vulnerability to corruption at a time when millions of noncitizens live in a kind of legal no-man’s land, increasingly fearful of seeking the law’s protection.

The upside?  When the Dems ram single-payer healthcare down our throats, these same people will be running the healthcare system!

Oh, wait, that’s a downside.

9 thoughts on “Look At The Bright Side

  1. Government women are always trying to get me to have sex with them. At least they say that they are government women.

  2. Yeah, Mitch. Private enterprise is the solution to sexual harassment. None of that kinda thing happens in the business world.

  3. No angryclown, that’s not true. But in private enterprise it is usually the customers who create kings, not government officials.

  4. I’ve never heard of a business using the threat of banishment to get sexual favors from their employees.
    But then I’ve never worked the big top.

  5. Was the agent Captain Renault? Petty tyrants abuse their authority to satisfy their base desires when they realize they have the power to stand between people and something they want very badly, such as freedom. That’s part of the thrill of being a petty tyrant, I suppose. It happens in government and in the private sector, but it’s more heinous when someone’s freedom is on the line. In the private sector, harassment is dealt with severely both by corporations and the legal system and victims generally have more options in finding other employment even before it reaches that stage. You don’t have many options when it’s the government, in the guise of Capt. Renault or Agent Lecherous in this case, that has leverage over you. The more power we give the government in our lives, then the more opportunity it has to stand between us and freedom, and the more likely such abuses become.

  6. Seriously, Clown. The government isn’t the solution to sexual harassment, the government is the problem of sexual harassment.

    That’s why farming this stuff out to contractors like Haliburton works so much better. Profit motive keeps corporations honest.

    When corporations screw up, they’re accountable. Customers can just take their business elsewhere and employees have legal protections.

    Don’t you pay attention?
    /jc

  7. No real conservative would use the ‘H’ word in public forum. You would’ve gotten away with it, slash, if it wasn’t for us meddling kids.

  8. Is Slash talking about the government choosing farming “this stuff” out to contractors? If so, it may not be all that different than the government choosing to do “this stuff” itself.

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