Recent months have brought a spate of stories about sexual misconduct by both police officers and teachers. Are authority figures crossing the line more frequently, or are we just starting to notice?
Yesterday, we heard about the Chicago police officers accused of assaulting a woman after offering her a ride home — coming just a month after the acquittal of another Chicago cop on rape charges. Chicago's mayor seemed to indicate that these kinds of allegations were business as usual. And now the Times reports that an NYPD officer is accused of raping a drunk woman in her apartment after responding to her 911 call (his lawyer says they had "physical contact" but no intercourse).