Posts tagged NYPD
Posts tagged NYPD
.pdf of order above.
If NYPD attempts to evict, they are in contempt of court for violation of a restraining order enjoining them from taking action.
This is an amazing victory for the First Amendment!
Update: This is a temporary order, permanent order being heard now.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, calmly overseeing the eviction of Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park in a suit.
Of everything I’ve seen tonight, this calm indifference is just chilling. The photographer was threatened with arrest for even taking this photo.
Dr. Cornell West was arrested today protesting the NYPD’s use of “stop and frisk” searches:
Princeton professor and noted activist Cornel West was arrested last weekend for protesting in front of the Supreme Court, and on Friday afternoon he repeated the experience in New York City.
West was part of a demonstration against the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policy, in which individuals considered suspicious by the police are searched without due cause.
According to Salon’s Justin Elliott, the NYPD carried out 600,000 such searches last year, with 87% of the targets being black or Hispanic. Only 7% of the searches resulted in arrest, and critics of the policy say it does little to reduce crime and is probably unconstitutional.
Here’s the speech he gave moments before the arrests began:
These searches, even if they yielded arrests the majority of the time, have enormous potential for abuse - evident with the NYPD’s application of stop and frisk searches. To me, the searches are a morally reprehensible violation of a person’s civil rights.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963
Keep fighting, folks. King wrote in the same letter, “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
Rebloggable by request:
Hey, I’m getting conservative skeptics ask for proof of nypd being paid off by banks. I found an article on JP Morgan paying them off. Is that the only incidence, or do you happen to know more?
Meg of Cognitive Dissonance
There’s plenty out there on this - it’s not a new thing. They’re called the “Paid Detail Unit” and it was originally to let cops work as security guards for bars and clubs.
Mayor likely unable to block bill on off-duty cops for bars: From 2004 about the “Paid Detail Unit”
If they have questions, I’ve got answers. Probably.
NYPD White Shirt KO’s a Protester Today (10/14/11)
For fuck’s sake… HOW IS THIS NOT POLICE BRUTALITY?!
Update, 2:39 AM, 10/15: The person knocked out in the video, Felix Rivera-Pitre, is encouraging the cop who punched him to get tested for HIV because he is HIV positive.
A National Lawyers Guild observer was run over by a New York City police officer on a motorcycle this morning. Images of the incident, including this one (which was tweeted by documentarian Dustin Slaughter) have been circulating rapidly via social media. (CBS posted a photograph of the moment from a different angle, which you can see here.) The video, published by the New York Times’ East Village blog, appears to show the incident from a distance. The Guild observer is wearing a navy blue shirt with light blue shoulders.
Jesus Christ. Not only does he run him over, they drag him screaming across the street by his collar and put him in handcuffs. According to the Gothamist, “The NYPD repeatedly drove scooters at high speeds through crowds of demonstrators during this morning’s march, and another demonstrator was beaten after kicking a police scooter. In this case, the unidentified legal observer will be charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, and two counts of criminal mischief.”
He was in custody for several hours in the emergency room receiving treatment for his injuries. Here’s another angle:
How much does the NYPD have to do before it’s time to forget the clean up at Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park and focus on 1 Police Plaza instead?
Tony Bologna #OccupyWallStreet
Congrats, meathead. You’re a meme.