Cops in New Mexico repeatedly sprayed a woman’s vagina with mace after she was arrested for drugs. They allegedly did this to “punish” her.

The woman, Marlene Tapia, was taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center after her arrest. Next, officers stripped her to search for drugs. They made her bend over and then claimed she had a plastic bag containing drugs in her vagina.

Officers should have subsequently had medical staff remove the bag from Tapia — but they did not do this.

Instead, an officer “punished” the woman by spraying her vagina with mace. That officer, Blanca Zapater, allegedly did this several times in a row.

Tapia is being represented by an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Peter Simonson, the Executive Director of New Mexico’s ACLU branch, is disgusted by what happened. He said, “It’s tantamount to torture. It’s just the maliciousness, the wanton disregard, wanton maliciousness that the corrections officer demonstrated. This is the kind of chemical that is intended to be sprayed on other parts of the body, to cause pain, but to spray it on the very most sensitive part of a person’s body only doubles the pain.”

After being sprayed, Tapia suffered from immense pain and severely swollen genitals.

Zapater has been punished. Although her specific punishment is unknown, Zapater remains on staff at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

The ACLU is bringing their lawsuit is to “ensure that these sorts of things don’t happen to another person.”

Here are the court records regarding the incident:

NM ABQ Sprayed Genitals

This case is only the latest in a string of recent controversial actions by New Mexico police. Earlier this month, cops in the state forced enemas and cavity searches on several drivers for minor traffic violations.

How can we exist in a relatively safe society but still be able to hold our law enforcement accountable?


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  • Gabbi

    I’m disgusted. This is cruel and unusual punishment, over drugs at that smh.

  • Keith Syvinski

    What an incredible misuse of responsibility.

  • Clay

    What in the world is wrong with the world?

    • Mike


    • g.johnon

      I think It all boils down to our failure to recognize that we have a pandemic of sociopaths among us.

  • Scott Bieser

    The cops have a term for extra-judicial punishment — it’s called giving someone a “tune-up.” The cops that do this crap need “tune-ups” of their own.

    • Mike

      Some of these cops are such low life cowards. Pathetic little punks hiding behind a government costume.

  • Scott Bieser

    I’d like to know what particular “punishment” this cop got. This was an act of sexual molestation, and that cop is a sex offender, and should be registered as such.

    • Dawn

      Yep! All these “rogue” cops need to be charged, tried, and sentenced. Just because they have a badge shouldn’t give them a pass! The sickest part is how they think they have the authority to give out “punishment”. They don’t. A jury of their peers does, and I doubt they’d be so lenient.

    • Salpicon788

      but they were just following orders, they have a good defense.

    • Violet Alice

      Agreed! They should take her badge and she should have to register with all the other disgusting predators.

  • Wayner D.

    Cops Gone Bad. Seems to be an epidemic.
    Something is incredibly wrong.
    This doesn’t feel or look like America anymore.
    Where is the justice?
    Where is accountability?
    I have a solution: pass legislation saying in as much as,
    Any employee in the public realm, ie, gov., police, etc. who breaks the law, any law, or betrays the public trust should be fined double or more and punished to the extreme.
    This would be congruent with the basis of law as a deterent,
    threats to their freedom, not fines.

  • Derrick Yazwa

    Just another day in Police State U.S.A.


    Maybe it was to kill the stench?

    All kidding aside, that’s horrific if true.

  • Walrus Gumboot

    Just like a brutal school yard bully who was given a badge and a gun he will keep on beating the SH*T out of you and it will just keep on getting worse, UNTIL… you stand up and KNOCK THE SH*T OUT OF THE MOTHER F*CKER!!!


    This is why police departments don’t want cops with high IQs anymore. They just want brutish dolts who will carry out their marching orders on the American People.

  • James Hale

    She should offer to drop the charges if they allow her to spray the officer’s genitals repeatedly.

  • Judy Kirkham-Beville

    I will be warning all my friends worldwide to avoid Nm like it has the plague. it does have one, brutal ignorant louts with badges. As a NM native I am ashamed of it, and will have to avoid it myself. I am afraid having CO plates will make me a target for these bullies, I have no doubt i would be a victim of their sexual abuse in the name of trying to find drugs.

    • lawrence

      avoid texas while you’re at it. if you can manage it, don’t even go outside. and stay in your underground tunnel as well, don’t even stay in your house.

  • BillytheKid

    .308 300 yards.

  • Mike ThebigYoc Yocco

    How on Gods green earth is this officer still working? she should be in a jumpsuit.

  • Antonio Buehler

    will punish helpless, naked women over drugs – but they won’t do a damn
    thing about the violent criminals in their ranks. That’s why they are
    called #CowardCops.

    • Mike


      “Pigs will punish helpless people over anything for their own amusement”.

  • Dawn

    Wow… Clearly there is something more pervasive than just a few bad apples in New Mexico! All the most sadistic twisted stories of predator cops are coming from that state.
    There needs to be a statewide investigation into why New Mexico has so many rapists for cops! Somewhere in chain has to be someone who has taught and condoned this behavior. Where are the District Attorneys??? These people need to be prosecuted just a citizens who commit these vile crimes!

    • g.johnon

      maybe that’s where Kristin is from?

  • Zakk Osborne

    What the hell is going on with New Mexico cops?

  • Patriot1

    Nothing a .44 Magnum couldn’t solve. Great pig hunting gun.

  • Greg Wickard

    My question is why has it taken them 2 years to file a complaint on this?

    • g.johnon

      seriously probably took that long to find a lawyer that would fight city hall and finally had to settle for the aclu..

  • Daedrin
    • g.johnon

      oooh, that is just disgusting,,ly awesome :-)

  • Difster

    How is that flucking coproach NOT in jail?

    • soulsabr

      Cop. Now, read that again; slowly. C-O-P. Now you know why.

      • Difster

        I know. And I only refer to them as CopRoaches for a reason.

  • Sirrus Rider

    New Mexico home of cop skinned aliens that anal probe and punish. Seriously what got in the cop’s heads to decide that there were going to be judge, jury, and executioner?

  • Dave

    Yeah, we don’t need our guns, that’s what the police are for!:rollseyes:

  • EvilWoodchuck

    Fact of the matter is, that we as a country have placed far too much responsibility in the hands of law enforcement. Issues like this happen because there are too many cops, so in order to shrink the numbers of law enforcement officers, we need to get rid of all of these petty bullshit laws they’re enforcing.

    America was built on inalienable rights, and we need to go back to that. If someone is doing something that is not violating anyone else’s guaranteed inalienable rights, then why should the law give a shit what they’re doing? This whole thing has become too gray, and we need to get back to black and white. We’ve obviously made things far too complicated for the cops BB sized brains to comprehend.

    You want to make a difference locally, cut their budgets. When you have jury duty and you get a drug case, hang the jury. Make it unconvictable, and most of all UNPROFITABLE. Put the pigs out of a job and make them go somewhere else!

    • Witchwindy

      I agree with what you wrote with just one correction: America was built on UNALIENABLE rights.

      Please use the correct word, and if you do not understand the difference between inalienable and unalienable, please look them up in a good dictionary.

    • g.johnon

      I think saying that we have place far too much responsibility in the hand of law enforcement is just a nice way of saying that we have failed to carry far too much of our own responsibility.

  • AJ Brady

    I am disgusted that this officer or officers still have their jobs…..they should be fired and then they should be charged with assault at the very least….I am again disgusted…..FIRED FIRED FIRED

    • g.johnon

      gitmo gitmo gitmo

  • somechick

    She’s still employed – This is why it will one day soon come down to the people vs. them.

  • PaperWorkDan

    Disgusting that the officer isn’t facing serious criminal charges. This is a really nasty assault with clear intent.

    • Violet Alice

      Should be considered a sexual assault and the officer should be in jail but I’m sure they are going to protect their own, worst case she was probably fired but with a clean record and therefore able to work in law enforcement elsewhere,

  • Ca JeffO
  • malcolmkyle

    Here follows an extract from “Notes on Democracy” by Henry Louis Mencken, written in 1926, during alcohol prohibition, 1919-1933:

    The more obvious the failure becomes, the more shamelessly they exhibit their genuine motives. In plain words, what moves them is the psychological aberration called sadism. They lust to inflict inconvenience, discomfort, and whenever possible, disgrace upon the persons they hate, which is to say: upon everyone who is free from their barbarous theological superstitions, and is having a better time in the world than they are.

    They cannot stop the use of alcohol, nor even appreciably diminish it, but they can badger and annoy everyone who seeks to use it decently, and they can fill the jails with men taken for purely artificial offences, and they can get satisfaction thereby for the Puritan yearning to browbeat and injure, to torture and terrorize, to punish and humiliate all who show any sign of being happy. And all this they can do with a safe line of policemen and judges in front of them; always they can do it without personal risk.

    • g.johnon

      awesome Malcolm, thanks for that quotation.

  • Rpete

    “How can we exist in a relatively safe society but still be able to hold our law enforcement accountable?”

    Economic Laws that apply:

    1) Humans Respond to incentives
    2) Monopolies will always produce less quality with higher costs.

    Put into laymans terms its very simple really, if we can threaten a mans livelihood by voluntarily ceasing to do business with him should he perform poorly he will comply with our expectations of decency and good service. But if there is no chance for recourse, if we are forced to pay him regardless of his performance, then what incentives does he or his company (private or otherwise) have to comply with civil decency or expectations?

  • Dave

    It’s not a “relatively safe society” when the government is out of control. When they have confiscated all the weapons you might have used to defend yourself against government, when they have trampled on the Constitution that was written to protect you against government, when they have implemented socialism to the point that you NEED government in order to eat, then it’s all over. That’s why our founding fathers were so worried that we would give up our freedoms. That’s why they enshrined them. And that’s why entertainment TV is destroying this country, by producing an electorate that just pulls the “gay marriage” lever without knowing what is behind it.

    • willietrohut

      You definitely are one who should not have a gun. Crazy.

      • antiwillie

        willie your are just an angry elf, did you not breast feed when you were a baby?

  • Nina Courtney

    Law enforcement is out of control, and must be held accountable. Where are the leaders?

    • Dave Maisey

      its hard to consider a prison guard law enforcement. you pay minimum, with crappy benefits and not to mention wildly understaffed jails, this is what you get. its hard to weed out the bad ones when you are 3200 people understaffed as it is. want change there, first, send less people to jail, your country is brimming with non violent prisoners, many of them with weed convictions for possession.

      • g.johnon

        seems like it would be harder to weed out the bad ones if you had 3200 more to look at. just sayin.

        • Dave Maisey

          if there were 3200 more working, firing the bad ones would be easy, as it wouldn’t put the rest in danger. when you have that many unfilled staff in a dangerous position, removing more is harder.

          • g.johnon

            first off, I have inlaws who work as prison guards. they make good money and have very nice fringe packages. they are a married couple who manage to raise 6 kids, buy a nice house on ten acres of fertile land and keep two new cars in the garage while staying out of the revolving debt trap..
            now multiply that times 3200 and throw it on the back of the taxpayers.
            I do agree with you about too many in prison, and so do they.

          • Dave Maisey

            your inlaw is very luck. the vast majority of guards in the usa are not in that boat at all. is he in a private prison or public? if private, what company.

          • g.johnon

            they work for Washington state corrections.

    • g.johnon

      nina, we know where the “leaders” are, the question is where is the representation and where the hell are we the people?

  • LibertyAboveAll

    I don’t even have words for this. That officer should be executed for gross abuse of authority and crimes against humanity. Unreal.

  • Salpicon788

    they do this to people in prison and they think is ok to do it to everyone, we allow them to brutalize prison inmates, that is why we get psychopaths coming out of their system, prisons is where they train their sadistic sodomites.

  • Ethan Glover

    What kind of person even thinks of something like that? Why are most cops so psychologically unstable?

    • thisoneguys

      We only higher the dumbest of ape’s to “serve and protect”.

    • Ricky Ross

      The very people that aspire to positions of power and authority over their fellow man, should NEVER be allowed to have any position of the sort! There is a reason that certain people are drawn to certain careers…and when one wants to be superior/above/control his peers, that is a bad sign and they should not be allowed to do it!

      What jobs are most attractive to psychopaths? Here’s the list, originally published online @ by Eric Barker after surveying a panel of leading Psychologist:

      1. CEO
      2. Lawyer
      3. Media (Television/Radio)
      4. Salesperson
      5. Surgeon
      6. Journalist
      8. Clergy Person
      9. Chef
      10. Civil Servant

      • bobfairlane

        Add Psychiatrist.

      • Witchwindy

        If you need a criminal defense attorney, it is better to have a psychopath than not.
        Odd that Politician is not on that list and Chef is, though since most politicians these days are lawyers …(no sense having the same group listed twice, and we REALLY need to STOP electing lawyers to law-making positions — city or county council/legislatures/congress — their intent in getting elected there is to make more work for their fellow lawyers, and themselves after they leave office, at the expense of the rest of us), also odd that Civil Servant is not a lot higher on the list.

  • OldManMtn

    I’d be shopping other lawyers if mine said “tantamount to torture” when it IS torture….of some of the worst type. The officer culpable should be behind bars without bail facing high felony charges. WTH is wrong with this country?

    • Zaphod Smith

      The Progressives have taken over..

      • Proper Fitz

        I don’t follow. Please clarify what you mean by “Progressive” and what have they “taken over”? Pardon my lack of comprehension, please…

        • willietrohut

          He meant to say the right wing loonies have taken over. Progressives don’t usually behave in that manner.

          • antiwillie

            New Mexico is a famous progressive state and once again wille the name calling, do you kiss your mom with that mouth?

          • willietrohut

            lol, antiwillie, cute, oh one of small mind. I call it like it is, but have used no vulgarities, which makes your question non-applicable in the manner in which it was written.

          • Zaphod Smith

            “Right wing”? “Progressives don’t usually behave in that manner.”? All but 1 of the mass shootings in recent history was perpetrated by the left.. We need to get away from this right-left, democrat-republican game that they have tricked us into playing.. We are all Americans (I assume) and unless we don’t mind loosing our country to half a dozen ism’s we had better pull our heads out of our backsides and wake up..

        • g.johnon

          true, but they could not have done it without the help of their neocon buddies.

        • Zaphod Smith

          Do you know how to read comments? When in doubt refer to the post that was posted on.. IE OldManMtn posted “WTH is wrong with this country?” then I posted “The Progressives have taken over..” Add it up. To me “progressives” are the under educated people (with and without degrees) of today that think they can do better than the VERY educated people that wrote the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights. At knowing how this country (the USA) should be ran.. Where as I think that the fact that if it (it being the original Law of the Land) had actually been followed and obeyed we would not be in this mess we are in now, (worked pretty good till they started messing with it) with the government telling us more and more what we can and can’t do.. Which they have ZERO Constitutional authority to do..

          • Proper Fitz

            I know EXACTLY how to READ comments, friend. Just asking you for some clarification. You can keep the attitude. Thanks, cheers.

          • Zaphod Smith

            I plan to keep it. It’s bought and paid for.

  • Morgan Sokol

    WTF is going on in New Mexico? All this could be a crazier sitcom than Breaking Bad

    • dave

      I wonder if it doesn’t have something to do with the reputation NM gained via Breaking Bad.. I mean, fictional stories still have a tendency to give good states a bad name.

  • dddienst

    To serve and punish.

  • Johnny Goldwater

    A little quid pro quo would send a message to the other officers about abusing their powers

    • BobtheGrape

      Right on, Johnny!

  • Rika2

    there was a time when a LEO got shot folks cared..
    now we cheer…
    rightfully so..
    only difference between them and the bad guys..
    they get away with it..

    • BobtheGrape

      Oh, come on, Rika2. The cops have a dangeous job. They can be killed by heart attacks by eating too many doughnuts at Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Creme. They can be arrested for stealing drugs, guns and drug money from the evidence vaults or directly from drug dealers. What cop outfit doesn’t “Protect and Serve” their communities? I’ll give you a hint, MOST OF THEM don’t. We need our Second Amendment right to carry guns to protect us from those who are supposed to protect us.

  • Ricky Ross

    What jobs are most attractive to psychopaths? Here’s the list, originally published online @ by Eric Barker after surveying a panel of leading Psychologist:

    1. CEO
    2. Lawyer
    3. Media (Television/Radio)
    4. Salesperson
    5. Surgeon
    6. Journalist
    8. Clergy Person
    9. Chef
    10. Civil Servant

    • willietrohut

      Dayum, that just about covers everything except factory workers or artists. Seriously?

      • Ricky Ross

        Expand your mind, seriously! By your statement, you remove the accuracy of the study! Here are just a few careers/jobs off the top of my head that are not on that list…

        – Firefighters

        – Farmers/Ranchers

        – Grounds Maintenance Workers

        – Fishers and related Fishing Workers

        – Construction Workers

        – Steel Workers

        – Operating Engineers/Equipment Operators

        – Pilots

        – Flight Engineers

        – Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors/laborers

        – Logging

        – Mining

        – Taxi/limousine drivers

        – Truck drivers

        – Nurse

        – Therapist

        – Ferrier

        – Beautician/Stylist

        – Charity worker

        – Teacher

        – Doctor M.D.

        – Accountant

        – Stock boy

        – Waitress

        – Train engineer

        – Hunting guide

        – Casino worker

        – Paramedic

        – Electrician

        – Plumber

        – HVAC

        …I could go on, but you are probably too confused.

    • g.johnon

      note how the clever psycho logist left psychologist off the list.

      • Ricky Ross

        That may be so, but the thing to pay attention to is that only one of those careers has the power to literally play God at will, with their weapon or their pen and RUIN your life! None of the other careers has the power and authority over their peers lives like police officers do!

        • g.johnon

          hardly, what about those in careers that set policies for law enforcement from how to profile the new hire to how to train same to wreak the havoc that you speak about under the guise of enforcing the law. understand why these officers usually get punished when caught out with paid vacations.
          you really don’t think psychologists and psychiatrists do not have the same potential or even, at times, worse?
          who gets to call you crazy and have you conveniently put away if you should maybe say the wrong thing to the wrong people at the wrong time? who gets to tell you that your child needs to be drugged for acting like a child? if you don’t think those thinks happens then make the case. you can’t because they do.
          and you really don’t think the state employs members of the psycho community?

  • grassy knoll

    blanca zapeter- the officer in question is most likely an illegal alien.

    • eccles11

      Yeah, that makes a whole heap of sense, more likely is that you are a racist cunt.

      As a former illegal alien, and current permanent resident (hey I’m even white too), interaction with the government in a beneficial way, or above table employment is extremely difficult, there is always the risk of deportation proceedings being brought against you. It is almost certain that the officer was not an illegal immigrant, just some authoritarian cunt fighting the war on drugs, business as usual.

      • grassy knoll


  • Greg

    Isn’t this a direct violation of the 8th amendment of the Constitution? I would definitely consider this as cruel and unusual. Also, what kind of “punishment” did this thug with a badge receive? A paid vacation, as usual?

  • Freedom First

    This is why We the People need to take back our country. The Constitution and its series of Positive rights and liberties, mandate LIMITED GOVERNMENT. WHat we based on the ratio of Fed income to GDP is grotesquely out of wack. Outside the rule of Law in fact. An immediate 70% reduction in the Federal Government has to happen, or the people have the right to no longer recognize or fund the current system.

  • MollyPitcher28

    Might I suggest that Blanca Zapater is a power tripping, deranged sadist.

    Perhaps, Blanca learned to be bat sh*t crazy in mexico by a pedophile uncle? And, WHY is she still on the payroll at the Metropolitan Detention Center?
    I hope she gets the pants sued off of her sorry vagina then, fired but, we are living in the alternate universe where “obama the small” reigns so, she’ll probably be promoted, given a raise, invited to the White House and given the medal of valor.

    • willietrohut

      Thanks Obama! Never mind that this has NOTHING to do with the President and everything to do with some right wing factions in NM that the regular people are progressively voting against. You are stupid.

      • antiwille

        I thought New Mexico was a BLUE State and mostly progressives are voted in in this state? And why the name calling Willie?

        • yoloswag

          if people are stupid he is doing them a service by informing them

        • willietrohut

          The corporate puppet masters are there, in red and blue states alike. They run the prison systems.

      • g.johnon

        ahhh its a partisan thing. yep that’s the ticket.

    • eccles11

      Seriously, there is a lot to criticise Obama for. A lot.

      But the incessant invokation of him when commenting on local affairs makes all critics of obama look moronic. Jesus christ, have some perspective.

      Obama authorised the use of drones on US citizens, but he DIDN’T have anything to do with mace in a vagina.

      • g.johnon

        there may be a lot of criticism for Obama, but not nearly enough.

  • willietrohut

    Journalism school is not what it used to be. [“The ACLU is bringing their lawsuit is to “ensure that these sorts of things don’t happen to another person.”] Will someone tell the author this sentence does not make sense as written? Please?

    • LexLuthor

      I understood the sentence, I totally understood it. I don’t need English to be grammatically perfect to make sense.

      • g.johnon

        thanks for saving me some typing lex.

      • willietrohut

        Fine. You are the second person to defend such things. It is one thing to write shorthand or make mistakes when you are a laymen just typing messages. It is quite another to be an actual (alleged) journalist who likely has a degree in language arts or writing to make such a mistake and not correct it before it gets published in a journalistic publication for which you get paid to write. You are defending poor writing skills in one paid to do the writing? Such ignorance is beyond me. You sure have been dumbed down.

        • Witchwindy

          I’ve been railing against just that issue of lack of proper editing for years. I’ve given up, I think editing is a lost art, now.

        • Mr Mike

          You don’t have to notice the grammatical errors in this article to realize the author is not an actual journalist. Just look at her bio and notice that she was trained by John Stossel and works with James O’Keefe, and you should realize that she is a hack.

  • Rich Grise

    People like that should be smeaed in honey and strapped down spreadeagle over a fire ant nest.

  • bobfairlane

    New Mexico sounds a lot like Old Mexico.

  • John Smith

    This Blanca Zapater?
    9512 Ventose Pl
    Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 897-3702

    Hey… don’t nobody ring her bell and run or nothing!

  • Stacey

    What the H is up with the cops in New Mexico lately? Are they on crack? My God!

    • Thomas

      you dont even know…their bad out here…cops and corrections officers….very bad

  • PartisanHacksHateFacts

    this is one of those over-the-top stories that we must wait to find out if it really happened….i for 1 am skeptical

  • Leroy

    >> Zapater has been punished.
    Wait. If Zapater is still breathing, she hasn’t yet been punished enough.

  • Gabriel Alan King

    Is this what constitutes “police work” now ?

  • dktne

    Obvious crime there — I just hope there is fairness and everyone is subject to the law, the police and every public official.

  • protect the constitution

    I’m not surprised, they are also trigger happy too. You hear about police brutality often and misuse of their equipment. Just imagine when they get their hands on military equipment, thanks to Obama the constitution amender.

  • Borden

    Was it the minty fresh scented brand?

  • KG

    This is disgusting and uncalled for. The punishment should have been them being fired and brought up on assault charges

  • Jen Haymaker

    What the HELL?!?!?!

  • DannyE

    Situations such as this show the arrogance of law enforcement today. Yet again we see a government functionary punishing someone unlawfully and they get away Scott free. This breeds repugnance for law and law enforcement.

    This young woman that was tortured, and there is no other word for it except torture, should wind up owning the prison and the personnel therein. This goes far beyond what a civilized person should have to go through.

    However our ever vigilant government has determined that we are all serfs that are subject to the whims of our masters. I wonder what is going to finally take to shut this kind of lawlessness down and take back our rights that have been lost.

    • R.A christian

      reasonable action and thought. stop giving power to the very ppl who hold it over every aspect of how we live life. empowerment is inside everyone and as soon as the ILLUSION of fulfillment stops being the newest electronic device. (ppl have to stop wanting) all power to this corpritocracy will end! simple right??

      • Will

        Not being sarcastic here but, how do you suggest we stop giving power to the ppl who hold it over us? The American ppl cant even agree on the simple stuff. For example look at how the “Occupy Movement” failed. One of the biggest reasons was the fact that nobody could organize the movement into one direction because the “leaders” (a loose, informal, group of people) couldn’t decide on anything and constantly argued amongst themselves about what the movement should be about, ie. Save the whales (no joke) or political change or stop greenhouse gases, etc. The government wasn’t worried because they had ppl who’d infiltrated the movement and knew that it would never become truly organized so it wasn’t considered a real threat.
        Say we want political change; who will bring this about? ALL politicians are greedy and out only for themselves so which ever candidate we vote for will undoubtedly let their constituents down.
        If you’re for no government because government is the illusion then, who will provide our infrastructure? Do you think people will voluntarily go out and fix the roads, telephone lines, treat our sewage and waste, etc., because they know it’s the right thing to do or do you think they might just sit on there butts saying “Oh… well somebody else will do that”. I’m sure you know that while the companies that do these things are private entities but, where does the money to do these things come from? Our taxes.
        I’m not trying to be a dick but I’ve read a lot of posts similar to yours and I feel the same way but, no one has yet to come up with a solution.

        • DezzNutz

          Occupy movements failed because it was full of lazy, entitled hipsters who don’t want to work for a living…Any knowledge of Basic Economics would foil any argument OW could ever make….the problem here is GOVERNMENT, GOvt is the one giving the Police state these immense powers, and its GOVT giving bail-outs to banks and Wall St….Start voting 3rd Party, like Libertarian, so we can see the 2 Party System go down

          • g.johnon

            so, you are saying that occupy failed because people of your caliber did not show up?

        • Mors Omnibus

          Read a Derrick Jensen book.

        • R.A christian

          I really didn’t answer your post. before governments how did these things exist? as long as its a monetary society ppl will find a way to out do others! so i would start there.however, our income taxes right now (in Canada) do not go towards fixing roads or any infrastructure only our constantly raising property taxes do…your right our world would look very different, “stuff” would last longer because without planned obsolescence it could! infrastructure and roads would be taken care of locally by counties for there counties. government should be there to administer funds and allocate without involvement of corporate ties…they would no longer be responsible for education, homeland security(haha), irs, cia, nsa, whatever other bs organizations! without the cost of these unnecessary agency we would be looking at different numbers all together! if we spent half the time we do planning our vacations I am very certain we can find solutions…..IT IS WHEN WE RELY ON OTHERS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE MORE PROBLEMS. Ron Paul has a home schooling course out now and is a great figure to look to for answers of SOME of these questions…it has to start with our kids moving forward and getting them out of the mind frame of just following authority because that’s what they were tought. “HERE I GIVE YOU A DEMOCRACY IT IS UP TO YOU TO KEEP IT”-Tomas Jefferson…..if our main problem is infrastructure we will find a way that works for us, as long as we are not too scared of the unknown. we will also not need half of the infrastructure we have today if new technology’s were not suppressed due to lack of cyclical consumption. I don’t have all the answers but I know we can find them if we TRULY face the challenge and drop the disinfo and distractions and really focus on the problem….we need to be the change our politicians don’t understand as they just try to cling to power

        • R.A christian

          Technology will catch up and the infrastructure u s speak of will be created by us…the same ones who do it now. Divide and conquer is a very old tactic that still works today…have some faith and u will see what humanity comes up with for solutions. Occupy had to many grievances to be taken seriously…more a cause of our state of affairs than the unorganized group ur led to believe is a generation of dreamers.

      • g.johnon

        unfortunately it has become quite clear that the average American could not boycott his way out of a wet paper bag.

  • R.A christian

    I wasn’t there so I don’t know however, i have no doubt that the type of person whom works in this position of authority usually has demonstrated “power trip” mentality and needs control and anger management training. this is disgusting and if anyone needs to learn a lesson it is the women who is still employed by the state!! not by violence like she inflicted as that just breeds more anger and hate but by being removed from her position pending a trial, then sent to the very same prison! Sad how I almost have zero doubt that she did this. shows very well the complacency of us to allow ANYONE ELSE to be treated like this! there will eventually be a time we cant ignore anymore because it will affect all of us.

    • Jesse Roach

      She can not be sent to the same prison she worked at she could possibly end up in a dangerous situation and be killed or hurt seriously. I know that there is something saying you can not be sent to the same institution you worked at for there safety concerns.

  • TEB

    Why hasn’t she been arrested? There is no excuse for this she hasn’t even been fired, ugg disgusting!

  • RonPaulKicksAss

    What is going on here? Did anyone else find it weird that this incident occurred on 11-22-11? I cannot figure out if this code means that the incident is fake, or what???

    • Ixtlilton

      That’s a real day. Sometimes, things happen on days. :/ Conspiracy nut…

  • Jesse Nieto

    Horrible story, but what is even more depressing is all the people who say “welp, she shouldn’t have had drugs on her! HURRR DE DURP DURP!”

    The complete lack of morality in ‘Merica is reprehensible at best.

    • KevRN

      It was never established that there were illicit drugs contained in this woman’s vagina. If she did have contraband contained in a baggie in her vagina – well, that charge is done with!

  • Bob_Robert

    When, in a discussion, I say “abolish the govt police”, people look at me like I’m crazy. Then something like this happens, and, hopefully, I don’t look quite so crazy any more.

  • DezzNutz

    I hate the ACLU, but I hate out of control D students pigs with badges….this officer who maced this woman shouldn’t just be “punished” she should be fired, and have charges brought on her, but no, thanks to the Police Unions people like this woman will still be allowed to have police powers.
    This country is broken


    New Mexico is having a glaring tendency to having nothing but criminal sadistic cops. Criminal cop blanca zapater needs to have the same done to her.

    • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

      At the LEAST. Maybe a 2×4 in the face too.

  • svartalf

    How do you hold your law enforcement accountable? By enforcing 18 USC 242 when they do things like this. “18 USC 242?”, you say… Here it is…

    18 USC § 242 – Deprivation of rights under color of law

    “Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or
    custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory,
    Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights,
    privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or
    laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or
    penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his
    color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens,
    shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or
    both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation
    of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or
    threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be
    fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both;
    and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this
    section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap,
    aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual
    abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or
    imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be
    sentenced to death.”

    Regardless of whether or not she had anything in her vagina or not, she still had explicit rights- and they were violated. Put the cop in question in prison for LIFE or put them on Death Row for this stuff…do that to a handful of them that’ve done things like this and the rubbish will pretty much end.

    • Saskia Eagany-Talbot

      Perfect! And why was was the cop not fired right away? Still at work?

  • Anthony Quatroni

    If this was a family member of mine, I would find out where all the ops live, burn down their houses with them inside, and make an example of them.

    • Anthony Quatroni

      cops, that is.

    • Jalen C Stegman

      Murder isn’t the best way to go in my opinion.

      • Mark Are Reynolds Ⓥ

        Not murder. Retribution.
        Revenge. I would help Anthony because if this bitch can do this to this woman she can do it to my wife, your daughter etc.

    • Michael Wong

      No you wouldn’t. You would fume, and call the ACLU, and talk to the press, but you wouldn’t do any of that tough-guy crap you say you’d do on the Internet.

  • wiseowl

    Since the woman has already been punished by the cop any further action against her by the government is double jeopardy. So attorney, go kick the government’s ass!

  • Saskia Eagany-Talbot

    So, Albuquerque police are still what they were when they gunned down my psychotic friend who, alone in the middle of the street, was trying to kill himself with a butter knife…. Its about time the city did something about its lawless lawmen. I lived there 20 years ago, and the cops had a really bad rep then. I even had some trouble with them– a librarian and looking the part with a tiny daughter! Guess they still do. The rest of the country, oddly enough, views Albuquerque as a place to avoid.
    That poor woman.
    Humiliation– there’s really not a strong enough word for it. The account reads like the worst horrors in Frances Farmer’s bio. Absolutely shameful.

  • Jesse Roach

    Yes I agree this is a tragedy nothing less but how is this right. The strip search was authorized by Sargeant Angela Sena.its supposed to be Sergeant. Both Angela Sena and C/O Blanca Zapater should both be fired. Also charges filed against the both of them. As a former Corrections Officer this would not fly were I worked at. Unions need to lose some power over the prosecution and all write ups against Corrections Officers. I know i am nit picking with the spelling in the lawsuit but that could possibly have an affect on the outcome on the SGT.

  • Clandestine Confidential

    I fear for our future in this country.

  • John F. Hendry

    I can’t find the story I wrote this for about the guy recorded calling his girlfriend in jail (got 10 years due to his call and laughing about it ) who killed a “tree hugger” ridding his bike (so its OK she did the world a favor) lost when my computer rebooted. But sadly this story fits the post too dealing with Judges double sidedness supporting cop’s hate. We have a problem so posting it anyway. Sex and power go with money but follows original posts. Been fighting this corruption since 1994. Please excuse the on topic fit and formatting, but its all true and way too real about what cops are doing and why.

    Wow…. don’t ride a bike…. to the guy on the phone you need help with hate.
    What we see here is how people justify things to “feel good” using hate. Notice how his sick statements made her laugh (involving phosphate phase timing…interesting stuff ). What really makes this case so alarming & sick is Judges do this too and support it just as this guy’s hate on the phone did but more often where money (greed) is involved. Not this Judge this time, but search the name Paris Hilton with the words “Unified Field Theory” and ask yourself what the heck does Paris Hilton have to do with the Unified Field Theory equation and so many entries on it and you will see something being hidden (it’s history) involving a well-connected drunk driver (who did finally apologize after seeing his mistake through time so know he had nothing to do with the car bombing on his record that almost killed us and see how people are used where money is involved MAKING THEM HATEFUL as victims of the system) and my 5th MCR HOA case attorney and 3 other attorneys acting in bad faith IMO in 1994 before I met him when HE CALLED ME…. coming to their aid it would appear if attorneys stick together ignoring what side they are on. You decide. It’s now a case with no statute of limitations just like the two that followed because of the Court system’s attorney’s actions, as well as the Judges involved. At the time I didn’t know how tied together through money the US legal is projecting an illusion. Document and record things even if you think they are unrelated.Nothing is unrelated and everything real shows the truth.

    My 5th MCR HOA case attorney was sent copies of the letters to Hilton’s attorney posted online with the accident case files of Evangeline Clark (to
    create public awareness of our HOA case by giving her attorney the tool needed to keep Hilton out of jail in a media circus by showing what the drunk
    driver did (again he/emotions was used so blame the system creating the
    template more than him) as well as his criminal attorney and law partner {who
    became her arbitrator} working with Evangeline’s attorney obviously
    in bad faith to let the drunk drivers attorney’s partner be her
    arbitrator. The drunk driver got away with insane unremorseful behavior caught on camera including felony assault, using a false insurance card that canceled her insurance without spending a night in jail making Paris Hilton look
    like a Saint. According to the police Evangeline could talk putting
    herself at “partial fault” with a severe head injury, a crushed
    pelvis, both her lungs collapsed, her spleen ruptured through her
    diaphragm, and so many cuts from broken glass that many that needed stitches were ignored so Dr. Willy Brunel at Queen’s Hospital could save her
    life…. but only because I immediately showed up at Wahiawa Hospital
    where she was taken by “error” and had her transferred to Queens
    Hospital rather than held for an hour in “observation” due to
    misinformation provided by the Police who wrote the accident report her insurance agent was caught trying to steal from her hospital room after being told he could not have it after he claimed he had a copy that canceled her uninsured motorists policy which is why I luckily (barely) had gone down and
    gotten two copies because the important bottom lines where not being
    copied by the police records copy machine and had another put in the
    machine upside down which one guy tried to stop and take so I paid for two
    before the report disappeared or was changed.

    Now look at non-remorse and not caring about other people this judge states but here it must be for a few bucks IMO because ambulance drivers HAD to notice she was hit by the drunk driver on her driver side door bending the car in half meaning the “feelings” the Judge described are all too common where
    money is involved. She never did get her insurance policy paid as she was entitled to, nor other damages her insurance agent, people assisting him like the police involved, and the drunk driver caused her exposing a system of insurance fraud exactly as stated in her medical records responsible for her mental health and slow healing because her attorney suddenly had to leave town with the case unfinished and my 5th attorney (who I’d never met before) contacted me and…… Well this too long leaving too much out so just watch the movie when it’s out or look it up before the real show starts. Money can cause things to be seen just as it can cause things to be hidden…. it just depends how much is at stake. It’s all about the money, and excessive high rents and taxes to own things make people desperate changing them.

    So don’t let this Judge fool you into thinking this guy’s hate justification is an isolated incidence as far worse things happen that Judges let go by keeping things (truth) quite. It’s all about the money….. and a feeling with two sides is used to control it. And BTW… drugs and alcohol suck young lady and they will make you old before your time. And no one should drive drunk…especially cops. They are the biggest danger as criminal case history in Hawaii shows what they will do and how low they will go to get away with it making the guy on the phone sound like a nice guy.

    Human being are a product of time, and time is relative to space, so before you judge a person’s emotions and what they have become look at the template shaping their space.There you will find the answer of “why”. It all about the money…… it buys power and power buys sex, and sex controls actions in a complex game we call life.

    • John F. Hendry

      Wow… I see I’ve been here before… there’s more to add now.

  • Terry Wagar

    The Portland police are womanizing with other people’s wives and are granting those women permission to poison off husbands and police are using their police powers to cover up victims 911 calls and to deny victims help at emergency hospitals!

    • John F. Hendry

      “are granting those women permission to poison off husbands”
      Interesting statement when you look at the circumstances surrounding the death of my first attorney in JFH vs MCR/KAPWC HOAs and a much hated valuable witness and the fact the Klickitat Sheriffs refused to investigate my reporting I had been poisoned as well as multiple reports of death threats, some in email from a known sender… and June 9, 2009.

  • John F. Hendry

    Zapater is a danger to society and should be locked up for years.