A Connecticut Democratic candidate has faced criticism after accusing cops of joining the force to “beat up people” — and so they “could have sex with women who are attracted to the uniform.”
Christine Maine, who is running for the state general assembly in Putnam, told radio WINY that several officials admitted they signed up for the job because it offered perverse perks.
“Some of them joined the police because they wanted to beat people up with impunity,” she said. “They wanted to have sex because the uniform attracted women, and they wanted to speed.”
The first candidate also said most police officers are “combative towards the citizens”.
“I don’t even know how to respond to what was just said,” incumbent Republican Rick Hayes, a retired Putnam police chief and opponent of Maine, said after the tirade.
The comments sparked outrage across the state and could even cost her endorsements just weeks before the election.
“We will put a question on the agenda of our meeting on October 6th. It will be a simple question, “Would you like to continue supporting Christine Maine as a candidate for the position of 51st County State Representative?” Putnam Democratic City Committee Chair Scott Pempek told the WINY Talk Show.
The Putnam committee, as well as neighboring Killingly and Thompson City Democratic committees, have asked Maine to give up their bid for the general assembly, but the outspoken candidate declined.
“The only thing I got confirmed is that her name will not be removed from the ballot,” Pempek said.
Even incumbent elected Democrats have encouraged them to quit.
“I told her it might be wise to resign,” Senator Cathy Osten (D-Sprague) told the New Haven Register. “That’s your decision.”
The outlet noted that lawn signs and banners supporting Maine have disappeared.
Bob Stefanowski, the Republican nominee for Connecticut governor, said Maine’s allegations were “incredibly disturbing,” “blatant,” and “baseless.”
As criticism poured in, Maine called WINY to explain, claiming her testimony was based on years of experience as a Virginia judge, where she worked closely with officers seeking search and arrest warrants.
She was “shocked” by her admissions, she said. Maine didn’t apologize.
Maine did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.
https://nypost.com/2022/10/01/conn-dem-christine-maine-claims-cops-join-force-for-sex-and-to-beat-people-up/ Conn. Dem Christine Maine claims cops band together for sex and ‘beat up people’