Watched the full video on Tommy’s website (linked in his video’s description box). Very disturbing. Glad he put in the time to do the research to find out where this horrible crime actually occurred.
Update 2/8/2017: Since I don’t like taking anybody’s word as gospel, even Tommy’s, tonight I decided to look up details on the actual case as well. Following is what I’ve found so far.
Even though Snopes has been discredited on some of their claims, plenty of people still gravitate toward that site, so let’s see what they had to say:
In September 2016, social media users began sharing a video clip that was circulated with the claim that it depicted a NYPD officer named Frederick Soldaat raping a teenage girl who was being held in police custody.
It is true that at the same time this video was circulating, news reports indicated that a police officer by the name of Frederick Soldaat had been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl who had been taken to a police station temporarily to “cool down” following an altercation with her parents. However, those events took place in Cape Town, South Africa, and not New York City[.]
Their source posted there is News24.com. Doesn’t strike me as a super credible news source, so let’s look elsewhere for more info.
Oh, and Snopes did also link to the original surveillance video footage which is still viewable here (posted up on Twitter by the user “AfricaWorldNews” claiming the crime occurred in New York). Viewer beware since it can’t help but be disturbing to watch.
Continuing on, here’s a blog posting from HowAfrica: http://howafrica.com/white-cop-caught-on-camera-raping-black-girl-watch/
They suspect the crime actually occurred in the U.S. and not South Africa, as well as claiming Frederick Soldaat to be black. Let’s dig some more…
Oddly enough, that exact same blog post was copied and pasted onto this site as well, coming up along with the other on the first page of my Google search results: https://blackmattersus.com/17023-major-mismatches-in-the-story-of-white-cop-raping-15-yo-black-girl/
Wandered into BlueLiveMatter.blue and looked at this: https://bluelivesmatter.blue/nypd-rape-teen-video-frederick-soldaat/
Links back to information shared in those other links above and appears to be a sock puppet blog.
Wandered on to some Anonymous For Justice blog and read this: http://anonymous4justice.blogspot.com/2016/10/is-rape-of-young-girl-by-white-police.html
That blogger states: “PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FREDERICK SOLDAAT WE MENTION HERE, WE DO NOT BELIEVE IS THE OFFENDING OFFICER AND WE ARE WONDERING WHY HIS NAME AND OCCUPATION AND DETAILS ARE BEING USED.” [Capitalized emphasis his]
Shows pictures of a black dude already pictured in those above nearly identical posts. That one also shows screen-caps of what they claim are from the guy’s facebook page (I don’t have or want a facebook profile or account and so can’t check it out for myself). Obviously not the same person shown there as in the video. So where did that name come from? Who is he really? Don’t know. Maybe that man too committed a crime of this nature over in South Africa, but Soldaat’s reported case doesn’t jibe with what was shown in that surveillance footage video. Reviewed it a few times and can’t claim for certain to know the race(s)/ethnicity of the cop. Caucasian of some sort, probably, but all we really know is he’s lighter skinned. Lots of us beige folks wandering around and “blending in” in various ways. Does no good to leap to conclusions, gotta wait ’til the dealing’s done.
That “Anonymous” blogger above then linked as a source some celebrity gossip blog titled AskKissy. As did that supposed BlueLivesMatter blog. Nope. Not a source worthy of being cited. Not at all. lol Quite obviously. Come on, man… Smh
PLUS, there were links to this story (Oct. 11, 2016) from Daily Voice titled “Bail for ‘rapist’ cop”: http://www.dailyvoice.co.za/bail-for-rapist-cop/
That site’s Contact Us page states: “We deliver a unique brand of news that is both informative and entertaining, and our outrageous headlines are what make the Daily Voice the most-read newspaper in the Cape Town metropolitan.”
Otherwise no clue who they are.
[People irritate me to no end. Can’t barely navigate anymore in this society thanks to so many of us behaving like dumbasses. Don’t care who or what we/they happen to be, just tired of the derailing of so many potentially productive inquiries due to seeking what usually amounts to a worthless 15 minutes of “fame” and not really giving a damn about hardly anything outside of themselves and the unnecessary drama they help create. Gets old. Don’t care who they each are. Just sick of so much demented shit occurring.]
Those are all shitty excuses for sources thus far. Who the hell originally leaked this video? What locality did it come from? Who is this cop perpetrator shown? We all want to know. But we don’t know.
Giving it a rest for tonight. Will keep an eye out to see if better information surfaces. Don’t barely know where to begin in that hunt. Tried numerous search terms and came up with jack squat I’d accept as trustworthy sources. If others find out more, please do share.