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One family's hell at the hands of an abusive, derelict justice system

The words that Rosie McIntyre chooses to describe what occurred in the police detective's office are as searing as the allegation.

"I felt like I was a n----r slave," she said through tears.

For a black woman, there's hardly anything more degrading, she went on, explaining through wavering emotions. The feeling was that she was a nobody -- owned, expected to perform sexually for a white man's pleasure.

She knew she was vulnerable in the police station

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