I think it can sometimes be difficult for people who haven't personally experienced frightening interactions with police officers to understand that it's truly dangerous for a lot of rape survivors and victims to report their assaults. I'm awestruck by this woman's strength in speaking out to bridge that gap.
"A police officer came running over and forcibly yanked me out of the house, demanding to know where the perpetrator was hiding. I told him that no one was there, it was just me. Six times he yelled it at me before telling me that if I didn't tell him where the perpetrator was, his officers would storm my house, weapons drawn, and that with my sleeping children inside, it would be a shame if one of them got hurt."
The post focuses on the police abuse (content note for that) much more than the rape but there are a couple of sentences about the assault as well.