She Dialed 911. The Cop Who Came to Help Raped Her.

Michael Daly, The Daily Beast, January 29, 2012

When the brick crashed through her bathroom window and somebody began kicking in her front door, the 19-year-old single mother of two in Milwaukee dialed what are supposed to be the most trustworthy three numbers.

“I called 911 for help,” she later said in court.  “I didn’t call 911 to be the victim.”

Within minutes, two police officers responded. One took her 15-year-old brother outside to speak to him. The other cop, Police Officer Ladmarald Cates, gave her boyfriend $10 and told him to go the store and get some water. She told him that he was welcome to chilled water from her refrigerator.

“I only drink bottled water,” Cates said.

Her boyfriend has a pronounced limp and set off with no promise of returning soon.  Cates asked to see the broken window and she led him down a narrow hallway to a bathroom in the back. She felt sure that jealous neighbors had attacked her happy home because she dared to defy what seemed surely to be her fate as an inner-city teenage single mom.

{snip}

She had returned to high school as a mother of two and after graduation she had continued on to the University of Wisconsin, where she was studying criminal justice with the thought of becoming police officer or a lawyer.

{snip}

She now stood on a floor littered with broken glass and pointed to the brick. The cop she had summoned to protect her instead chose this moment to grab the back of her head by her hair and sodomize her. Then he raped her.

Her revulsion in the aftermath was so visceral that she vomited as she ran outside. The cop’s partner had become concerned when he did not immediately see Cates and called for back-up. Other cops began arriving and saw a woman screaming incoherently about being raped.

Cates appeared and grabbed her by the waist, spinning her around. Her swinging feet may or may not have struck the partner. She was handcuffed and taken in, told at the stationhouse that she was being charged with assaulting a police officer.

She became more coherent but no less outraged and vocal as she continued cry out from a holding cell that she had been raped. She also continued to vomit. The other cops dismissed her as a liar.

After 12 hours, she was interviewed by internal affairs and taken to a hospital, where a rape kit was used to collect evidence. She was then taken to the county jail and held for four days before being released without actually being charged.

She took her story to the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office. A prosecutor subsequently wrote, “While I did find the victim’s version of events credible, I did not believe that her testimony would be strong enough to successfully prosecute Officer Cates.”

In other words, Cates was still a cop and she was still an inner-city teenage single mom. She stopped going to school as she fell into a deep depression, making two serious suicide attempts.

“It was killing my soul,” she says.

{snip}

Meanwhile, internal affairs confronted Cates with DNA evidence linking him and the victim. He told three different stories, finally saying there had been a voluntary sexual encounter. His victim read in the newspaper that he had been fired for lying and for “idling and loafing” on duty, words that mocked what had been done to her.

{snip}

She took some comfort in knowing Cates was not going to be answering any more 911 calls. But he still had not been held accountable for what he did to her.

{snip}

She was sinking only deeper into despair when she went on the Internet and chanced up a photo of an eminent Milwaukee defense lawyer named Robin Shellow.

{snip}

“I just was giving it a shot. I didn’t think nothing was going to come of it.” {snip} Shellow also happened to have just finished a case in federal court and she had the number handy for the prosecutor who had been her opponent. Asst. U.S. Attorney Mel Johnson came to her office with an FBI agent to interview her new client. He not only found her credible, he was willing to prosecute.

{snip}

As the case headed for trial, Gina Barton of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinelreported that Cates had been investigated for illegal behavior on five previous occasions, three of them involving sexual misconduct. Two of those were with prisoners. The third was with a 16 year-old and that case had been referred to the Milwaukee district attorney’s office, which declined to prosecute. The priors came as no surprise to the 19-year-old who was now accusing him of raping her while he somehow remained employed as a cop.

{snip}

But, the law prohibited the prosecution from using Cates’s history to sway the jury. The case was still a she-said-he-said as the victim took the stand. {snip}

“I am here today because Officer Cates is a very bad man,” she said. Shellow says that her client was a terrific witness. The victim herself feels otherwise, faulting herself for not being able to convey the enormity of what happened. She does say, “It felt good to look at him and tell him what he did.  He was looking at his shoes.” She also felt that whatever her shortcomings he was sure to be convicted.

{snip}

On January 11, the jury convicted Cates of violating the victim’s civil rights by raping her.

“I just heard the ‘guilty’ and then I left because I was so emotional,” she says.

She returned to court on Jan. 18, to see Cates remanded, pending sentencing in April, when he faces a maximum of life in prison.

“I didn’t feel happy,” she says. “I felt like, ‘Finally, it’s over.’”

{snip}

She has chosen to accept the anonymity accorded a sex crime victim as she resumes being the hero of her own particular life. {snip}

Lamarald Cates

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  • Anonymous

    Why would blacks, let alone whites, protect a beast like him????

  • Anonymous

    Funny, I didn’t hear about this attack. I wonder when this story will be on Dateline NBC. Oh, that’s right, never.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, Dateline is too busy looking for stories that “fit” the show better. You know, something like a Neo-Nazi corporate CEO & major GOP donor whose company discriminated against Mexicans, raped underage black girls and didn’t hire enough handicapped left-handed readheaded lesbian Eskimos.

  • Anonymous

    I was suspicious that the rape accusation was false.  However, seeing the picture of officer Cates changed my opinion.  Perhaps I am prejudiced.

    I’m very glad that American Renaissance publishes the stories that are too offensive for the mainstream media to print.

    Kudos to Jared Taylor, et al.

  • Anonymous

    I was suspicious that the rape accusation was false.  However, seeing the picture of officer Cates changed my opinion.  Perhaps I am prejudiced.

    I’m very glad that American Renaissance publishes the stories that are too offensive for the mainstream media to print.

    Kudos to Jared Taylor, et al.

    • “I was suspicious that the rape accusation was false”

      The police mentality is similar to the black mentality. That’s why I don’t have serious doubts about most accusations made against the police.

  • “Officer Cates.”  I bet you a dime to a doughnut that the Milwaukee PD had to hire him another black (un)worthies like him because of some Federal court order over “racial disparities” or “disparate impact.”

    She felt sure that jealous neighbors had attacked her happy home because
    she dared to defy what seemed surely to be her fate as an inner-city
    teenage single mom.

    I don’t like what happened to her one bit, but this line of reasoning is so half-baked that it gives a bad name to things that are half-baked.  How many garden variety black ghetto thugs do you know go around attacking people because their victims “dared to defy the odds” yadda yadda after-school special Hallmark moment? 

    That’s about as stupid a saying that Al Qaeda attacked us because of our freedoms and civil liberties.  Sure, I could have just heard the conversation at Tora Bora in the days before 9/11 — OBL says to Ahmed and Mohammed — “Go hijack planes and fly them into WTC 1, 2, the Pentagon and the Capitol, because I’m so upset that those infidels have a First Amendment.”

    • Anonymous

      Al Quaida attacked us because we don’t cover our women in burlap and hang gays in the village square.  At least according to conservatives. 

      • You mean Neocons

      • Glib, I know.  But that’s actually less implausible than AQ attacking us for our “freedom.”

    • Anonymous

      If you have ever been around an all black workcrew (bricklayers, stucco guys) you will notice that they are always in competition with each other, probably even worse with the females. She is probably patting herself on the back for getting out but in the end maybe they would throw bricks, knowing what we do know I don’t believe I would put anything past them lol
      It’s also very funny to watch them get onto each other for being the blackest.

      • Crabs in a bucket mentality?  Yes, now that you mention it, it’s really bad among low IQ blacks.

  • Sorry. I don’t believe it. I watched ‘Roots’, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and ‘Red Tails’.

    Blacks are only victims.

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of DNA.  Here is another “person” who does not need to continue breathing. The fact that he was a cop makes it even more disgusting. Hopefully he will be dealt with in prison.

    Ofcourse the others involved with passing it over, and ignoring it. They need to be punished  severely also.  They should lose their jobs.  The victim should also be made into a rich woman.

    This cannot be tolerated.  Evil should be dealt with swiftly and with full force.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect that Lemarald Cates was hired because of an affirmative action policy.  
     

  • Anonymous

    Her revulsion in the aftermath was so visceral that she vomited as she ran outside. Other cops began arriving and saw a woman screaming incoherently about being raped.

    While I do believe this guy is guilty I also think the victim is nuts and may have seen this as an opportunity to sue. The above statements don’t make a lot of sense, if she was vomiting and hysterical after the attack why didn’t she put up a struggle or start screaming/vomiting hysterically DURING the attack? The use of the worse sodomy likely refers to oral sex, odd that she would vomit AFTER, when vomiting during the act could likely have stopped the attack right there.  She knew there was another cop outside the house, saying she was too afraid to make noise doesn’t make sense as she had no problem making noise while she was still in their custody.

    Cates appeared and grabbed her by the waist, spinning her around. Her swinging feet may or may not have struck the partner.

    She may or may not have accidentally struck the partner? That sounds ridiculous, she was likely carrying on like a banshee and there was nothing accidental about it. Part of me suspects she was thinking “I am gonna get rich from this”.

  • Anonymous

    I understand your frustration, but we Whites must keep a stiff upper lip and always take the side of what is right. 

    Police officers raping crime victims is wrong.

    We have to choose to pick which fights we will fight, as we need to spend most of our time defending our people – the victims of similiar terrible crimes.

    But, we must always stand in principle on what is right. There is no grey area in this one folks – this rapist cop needs to be punished, taken down and life in prison isn’t enough.

  • Mr Sarcastic

    I was so shocked to see the culprit was a black.
    These folks always seem so loving and willing to help others.
    And then for him to be a police officer whose job is to Serve and Protect it just doesn’t seem possible.
    I see racism here, racism pure and simple or at least that’s what they always seem to cry out

  • Anonymous

    sod·omy ˈsä-də-mē Definition: anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex; also : copulation with an animal

  • ‘The other cops dismissed her as a liar”

    This is one of the reasons that I think most cops are despicable. Black or white, they are the same. They will stand up for one of their own no matter how wrong.  I’m certain there were plenty of dirty white cops that refused to believe her too.

  • I can’t even begin to comprehend the absolute stupidity by all concered.

    like this one.

    On January 11, the jury convicted Cates of violating the victim’s civil rights by raping her.

    What the hell is that ? sounds like new speak, no ?

  • Anonymous

    II went to college with the former chief of police of a major Southern city and this is a story he told us.  This city is nameless to protect those telling the story.  After a major negro riot that lasted for almost a week and spread from this city for over 75 miles to surrounding metro areas, the usual liberals were horrified at all of the wrong people- this riot wasn’t the negroes’ fault, it was the white power structure.  So to “even” things up, the call went out to hire only negroes as police officers.  Now here is where it gets interesting.  During the riots, lots of video footage was taken where rioters could be identified.  You know where this ends up, don’t you Amren readers?  The major city where the riots began

  • I think it was Chicago. I remember a teenage Bantu girl was raped once, and then by the man she went to to seek help.