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    Hmmmm, wondering why the boyfriend was not penalized for sharing sexually explicit content with other officers. The "boys will be boys" defense? Total sexist bs.
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    It is not "sexist bs". The "boyfriend" was not in a position of power. He did not send the photos. Why is it "sexist" with you fem nazi's when a man does this and you want him rightfully fired. Yet when a woman does the same thing somehow it's not sexist? She should have been fired just as any man in a position of power should be fired for sending an underling nude photos. That's called EQUALITY. But equality has never been the goal of fem nazi's has it? Always superiority huh?
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    @jessejaymes This doesn't fall under sexual harassment statutes. There was no "quid pro quo" nor was a hostile working environment created.

    I'd rather see a police officer engaging in this kind of conduct OFF DUTY than see her breaking someone's arm with her 'stick because she's stressed. Had her boyfriend kept it private no one would have known about it.

    I'm guessing if the female chief had done the same thing she would've been ridiculed no end. Catty catty catty.

    BTW feminists are liberal and Nazis are ultraconservative. The term "feminazi" is an oxymoron. But errors of logic don't bother Rush and his doppelgangers.
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    She has certainly shown poor judgment in behavior and choice of boyfriends. I guess she didn't see the report about the former porn star who lost her teaching job.
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    Agreed. She needs a better boyfriend for sure. I hope she dumps that chump. But shouldn't she have some expectation of privacy in the use of her personal phone?
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    @Denizen_Kate - I'm always amused by the folks who put stuff on social networking sites and sexting and then moans when they get outed. The GIs that posted stuff that wasn't kosher or in bad taste, this, and a few more. I mean, what did they expect. As far as the boyfriend goes in violating her trust, she shoulda performed a hemorrhoidectomy on him with her 40 cal.
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    We don't know what this material was but I'll be glad to review it for Politix. Just send the videos to 541-HORNDOG
  • #79
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    Precisely. It depends whether or not she was on duty when said "acts" were performed. If it was on her own time then no she should not be penalized. Now the boyfriend on the other hand, should not have shared it with others, and should be reprimanded.
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    I agree. Taking it on a case by case basis. However, it also depends on each PDs internal rules and regs... If it's not in there, "very 1st-amendment-ish."
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    Her sending racy videos to her boyfriend is none of the police departments business!!! I would break up with that boyfriend though, after I had erased those videos from his phone. He should have never shown something that personal between a couple to others. That is not the type of boyfriend, lover or husband I would stay with!
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    No, he broke her trust. The picture of her shows that she is beautiful! He didn't need to show something that personal she entrusted him with to show her off.
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    The question isn't whether its right or wrong, the question is did she violate an agreed upon term of her employment. So with that maybe the bigger question is it legal for the police force ( or its city's ordinance) to impose its will on a civil servants personal behavior?
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    People are ignoring real reason she was demoted was that she violated the personal conduct clause of her employment. It has nothing to do with a personal cell phone or her being off duty. Those conduct clauses are enforced 24/7. She should consider this a life lesson and smarten up about putting those types of videos out there and who you trust.
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    "Lopez herself is now reportedly considering a lawsuit against the city." - Over something that she herself caused? I hope the judge throws it out. Absolutely ridiculous. And yes she should've been punished. The boyfriend is a lower-ranking officer in the same department. In my book that's called fraternization. There's a reason officers shouldn't be dating fellow officers like that. Lopez is a twit and is lucky she wasn't dismissed from the force altogether. I would consider the demotion a lesson well learned and a blessing in disguise...
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    After rereading that, it registered that her boyfriend was a lower ranking police officer and she was a commander. I would venture to guess that there is more to this story, like the fact that there is probably a prohibition about relationships between those in your chain of command.
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    That's exactly what I'm taking away from this. Had the boyfriend not been another officer, especially one of lower rank, this probably wouldn't have become an issue.
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    There will be a time when people will get smart enough to know NOT to put this type of personal "information" on their cells, Facebook, Tweeter.... etc (not in my lifetime though). It is not private. After you send/download/upload it, it's now possible for it to go to 100's and 1000's and MILLIONS of other devices and then the whole world can view it!
    Stupid for sending it and stupid for trusting a boyfriend (or even a husband, as you have a 50/50 chance for an ex-husband). Good golly Miss Molly, great balls of fire!
  • #45
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    Not to mention even a lifetime husband is never ENTIRELY free of the caveman philosophy, and might be tempted to share with some of his closest friends "hey, look what I got at home".
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    i agree with you to an extent. nothing is private in this electronic world. the whole point, as far as i can see it, however, is that she shouldn't have been penalised any more than she already has been by her numbskull boyfriend. he's the one who should be demoted... right out the door for showing a total lack of discretion; not to mention class.

    i'm wondering how many of these nitwits have ever seen how many sexually explicit videos are on you-tube under such headings as 'my ex-girlfriend mashing one out', or 'my ex-wife getting off on a motorcycle'
  • #59
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    @dances-weebles Agree about the demotion....but it's lessons not learned that there might be consequences for stupid actions when you bare your personal arse/thoughts into the electronic world.....and this is one of them!
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    If it's not illegal, i couldnt care less what she does on her stupid cell phone with her boyfriend... how ridiculous.
  • #126
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    She might as well do a porn movie. She should known better, her training as a cop should of taught her that. It's just plan stupid.
  • #117
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    Unless the personal content is itself criminal, or indicates criminal behavior on the public servant's part, it should have no bearing on professional status.
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