- Does date rape mean I also get dinner?
- Jailbait: Becuase [sic] if you don’t hit it, someone else will.
- Domestic abuse: Because a man shouldn’t have to repeat himself.
The domestic abuse joke is illustrated with a photo of an unhappy-looking woman sporting a black eye and bruises around her neck. There’s tons of this garbage on Trey’s site, including nudity and anti-religion insults. We stopped in disgust after seven pages full of it.
Does it matter? Aren’t we all guilty sometimes of a crude joke or an ill-advised wisecrack?
The problem isn’t just a lack of taste; it’s what a website like this does to public confidence in the police oversight process. Just an appearance of sexist hatred on the part of an investigator is enough to make people wonder how fair he can be, for example when investigating allegations of sexism. If a woman complains of sexist behavior from a male cop, can a man like Trey Flynt really investigate the claim impartially? Perhaps he can. But people will wonder.
You’re a woman and a victim of domestic abuse. You call the police, but the officers who arrive don’t believe you. In fact, they think you probably got what you deserved. They refuse to listen to you and they refuse to do anything.
You file a complaint with the Independent Review Office. And then you learn that your complaint is being investigated by a man who thinks that domestic abuse means “a man shouldn’t have to repeat himself.” A man who thinks bruises and black eyes are funny—on a woman.
Trey Flynt’s reputation is irreparably damaged. His integrity and his decency are questionable at best. People won’t trust him. Without the trust of the public and of the police, he can’t do his job.
Our message to Independent Review Officer Robin Hammer: fire Trey Flynt.