nypd stops

as long as violent cuthroat police practices like asset forfeiture and quotas are in place (and they are, ignore all them liberal articles that quote the NYPD sayin they’re gonna stop) there will always be some form of stop and frisk or grimy ass activities in state police depts. that in many ways give state forces all the incentive necessary to violently seek black/brown people with no empathy. it doesn’t matter if it’s a little baby or a grown ass person, if you presumably have any monetary value to the state you’re ripe for quotas.

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When Jason Disitso saw Officer Jonathan Munoz walk up to his friend and begin inappropriately touching her, sticking his hand in her pockets and frisking her, he did what anyone concerned with her safety might do in the 21st century: He asked another friend for his cell phone and began recording Munoz.

Minutes later, Disitso was being driven away in cuffs. According to sworn testimony from Munoz, the March 12, 2014, incident escalated quickly when Disitso tried to punch him. But as the full video shows, that’s not what happened.

Protected (Part 2)

summary: reader witnesses something horrible and somehow Bucky ends up being her bodyguard

warnings: mentions of violence, some angst, swearing

word count: 1344 (woah)

a/n: Bucky will come to the rescue soon!! let me know if you like it!!


Part 1

Originally posted by unlucky--bucky


Arriving home, I quickly locked the door. My back against the door I finally felt like I can breathe again. I closed my eyes only to open them after a few seconds. I could still see his eyes and that smirk, shivers running down my spine. I took off my backpack and placed it on a barstool in the kitchen. I took off my shoes and jacket. Being inside, I was warming up again, but only physically. On the inside I felt cold and uneasy. I hadn’t turned on the lights yet. I didn’t need to, honestly. The lights from outside illuminated most of the living room and the kitchen. But I felt exposed so I closed all the curtains in the living room and in my bedroom. 

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#HandsOffTheHomeless: Faith leaders, politicians, community organizers, and civil rights advocates gathered in front of City Hall to demand an end to the NYPD’s “sweeps” of homeless people from public space and other instances of inhumane treatment of the homeless by police.

Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police
December 24, 2014

From the dingy donut shops of Manhattan to the cloistered police watering holes in Brooklyn, a number of black NYPD officers say they have experienced the same racial profiling that cost Eric Garner his life.

Garner, a 43-year-old black man suspected of illegally peddling loose cigarettes, died in July after a white officer put him in a chokehold. His death, and that of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked a slew of nationwide protests against police tactics. On Saturday, those tensions escalated after a black gunman, who wrote of avenging the black deaths on social media, shot dead two New York policemen.  

The protests and the ambush of the uniformed officers pose a major challenge for New York Mayor Bill De Blasio. The mayor must try to ease damaged relations with a police force that feels he hasn’t fully supported them, while at the same time bridging a chasm with communities who say the police unfairly target them.

What’s emerging now is that, within the thin blue line of the NYPD, there is another divide - between black and white officers.

Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.

The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.

Desmond Blaize, who retired two years ago as a sergeant in the 41st Precinct in the Bronx, said he once got stopped while taking a jog through Brooklyn’s upmarket Prospect Park. “I had my ID on me so it didn’t escalate,” said Blaize, who has sued the department alleging he was racially harassed on the job. “But what’s suspicious about a jogger? In jogging clothes?”

The NYPD and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the police officers’ union, declined requests for comment. However, defenders of the NYPD credit its policing methods with transforming New York from the former murder capital of the world into the safest big city in the United States.

EX-POLICE CHIEF SKEPTICAL

“It makes good headlines to say this is occurring, but I don’t think you can validate it until you look into the circumstances they were stopped in,” said Bernard Parks, the former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, who is African American.

“Now if you want to get into the essence of why certain groups are stopped more than others, then you only need to go to the crime reports and see which ethnic groups are listed more as suspects. That’s the crime data the officers are living with.”

Blacks made up 73 percent of the shooting perpetrators in New York in 2011 and were 23 percent of the population.

A number of academics believe those statistics are potentially skewed because police over-focus on black communities, while ignoring crime in other areas. They also note that being stopped as a suspect does not automatically equate to criminality. Nearly 90 percent of blacks stopped by the NYPD, for example, are found not to be engaged in any crime.

The black officers interviewed said they had been racially profiled by white officers exclusively, and about one third said they made some form of complaint to a supervisor.

All but one said their supervisors either dismissed the complaints or retaliated against them by denying them overtime, choice assignments, or promotions. The remaining officers who made no complaints said they refrained from doing so either because they feared retribution or because they saw racial profiling as part of the system.

In declining to comment to Reuters, the NYPD did not respond to a specific request for data showing the racial breakdown of officers who made complaints and how such cases were handled.

White officers were not the only ones accused of wrongdoing. Civilian complaints against police officers are in direct proportion to their demographic makeup on the force, according to the NYPD’s Civilian Complaint Review Board.

Indeed, some of the officers Reuters interviewed acknowledged that they themselves had been defendants in lawsuits, with allegations ranging from making a false arrest to use of excessive force. Such claims against police are not uncommon in New York, say veterans.

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Harlem, New York City: Rally and march against the appointment of Bill Bratton as police commissioner, December 27, 2013.

On December 27, 2013, community members and parents and relatives of youth murdered by the NYPD spoke out in Harlem and marched from 125th st to 149th st in the Bronx against new mayor Bill de Blasio’s appointment of William “Bill” Bratton as the new NYPD commissioner. 

Bratton was commissioner of NYC from 1994-1996, when he fully implemented the racist Stop and Frisk policy, which has overwhelmingly targeted Black and Latino people. Bratton is, according to City Councilmember Charles Barron, the “architect of Stop and Frisk,” and hiring him is akin to hiring an arsonist as a firefighter. 

Many of those murdered by the NYPD whose relatives were in attendance at this rally occurred during Bratton’s tenure in ‘94-96. HEY HEY, HO HO, BILL BRATTON HAS GOT TO GO!

Photos and report by Jay EsPhotography

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Donald Trump says stop and frisk will protect black people — it didn’t in NYC

In an upcoming Trump appearance on Sean Hannity’s show, the candidate endorses expanding stop-and-frisk practices nationally to help the black community. Except there’s little evidence the tactic will keep people safe. From 2004 to 2012, the NYPD stopped more than 4.4 million people, and found weapons on less than 1% of them. And then there was that major court decision about stop and frisk.

So, I got pulled over in the Bronx tonight for going 35 mph... Officer: You know you were driving 10 mph over the speed limit. Me: If you say so, officer, I'll take your word for it. You do realize that NYC's ridiculously low speed limit though is just another of Mayor DeBlasio's brilliant ideas for the city, but I suppose it's the law. Officer: You're right. Screw him. Please drive safely, okay. Me: Will do and have a Happy New Year, officer! ...and with that, the two officers turned and got back in the car.

EMTs allegedly stopped 4 NYPD officers beating handcuffed man
August 8, 2014

The New York Police Department said on Tuesday it was investigating a report that two emergency medical technicians jumped in to stop four police officers who were punching a handcuffed patient.

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs unit was looking into the report that the officers repeatedly struck a shackled and handcuffed patient on a stretcher before the New York Fire Deparment EMTs intervened to end the beating, an NYPD spokesman said.

He declined to confirm details of the July 20 incident at the 67th Precinct station house in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, which was first reported by the New York Daily News.

Fire Department officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Citing an FDNY report, the Daily News said the police officers and the EMTs had been called to the station house to help transport the patient, who was combative and banging his head against the wall, to a nearby hospital.

The emotionally disturbed patient spit on the officers and swore at them, and they responded by hitting him in the face, pulling him off the stretcher to the ground and then hurling him back onto the stretcher, the Daily News said.

An excerpt of the Fire Department report quoted in the Daily News said: “Pt. (patient) was struck in the face by an officer … pt. Spit in the face of an officer, whereupon the officer punched the pt. in the face multiple times.”

He spit at the officer again, and more officers started slugging him, the report said.

“Three cops began to punch the patient in the face, EMS (had) to get in the middle of it to intervene. Pt’s wounds and injuries cleaned in the (ambulance),” the report said.

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@OwningMyTruth: NYC Mayor de Blasio is now calling for #BlackLivesMatter protests to be put on hold until NYPD officers are buried. Two things-

#1 We now know that the shooter of the officers was NOT an activist and was NOT connected to #BlackLivesMatter, so that point is moot.

#2 Did NYPD stop brutalizing black people after they killed Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Eric Garner or Akai Gurley? Naw.

In summary: this is some bullshit.

Don Lemon asks whether stop and frisk should be reinstated.

Let me get this straight Don, you’re asking if an anti-Black racist policy should be reinstated? Should a policy that violates the rights of Black people be reinstated? Should harassment by the police be reinstated? Should an unconstitutional policy be reinstated? All of that is stop and frisk.

If you’ve ever been stopped and frisked on multiple occasions, there is no way you’d ever support such a measure.

Don Lemon is the worst. The absolute worst. He has no self-respect or dignity.

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2014 - Santiago Hernandez was waiting for a friend when two cops responding to a noise complaint asked to search him. He complied and they did not find anything. When he sat down and asked why he was searched one of the cops grabbed his arm and cuffed him. 

“I’m like, ‘Miss, what you doing? You’re hurting my arm,’” Hernandez told ABC-7. “She just was telling me to put my hands behind my back, I’m like, ‘I’m trying to understand what you’re arresting me for. Can you please tell me?’"

He refused to give his other arm because the cops wouldn’t tell him why they were arresting him, after which the cops called backup, who upon arriving took turns beating, kicking and pepper spraying Hernandez while arresting him.

“They was taking turns on me. One kicks me, he steps back. Another one comes, he punch me and he steps back. And another one comes and grabs my arm and hits me like 10 times with the baton. Another one comes, pepper-sprayed me. They were taking turns on me like a gang,” Hernandez told ABC.

Court documents obtained by News12 show that Hernandez was charged with resisting arrest, and that officers say they found synthetic marijuana on him. However, Hernandez’s attorney Jay Heinrich told the station that the charges were later dropped. [video]