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Police Say New NYPD Laws Make Them the Bad Guys: Union

Friday, August 23, 2013

The new law that makes it easier for people to sue the NYPD for profiling is making police officers into the bad guys, the head of the sergeants’ union says.

President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association Ed Mullins said the laws that expand the definition of profiling and creates an inspector general is affected the morale of officers.

"We are really in a position where we became the bad guy, with the passage of the city council legislation," he said. "This piece of legislation creates the presumption that police officers are biased, that we are racially profiling individuals."

He added, “There’s no doubt it’s affecting morale.”

The law allows individuals with bias complaints to sue officers in state court — but not for monetary damages. It will take effect in 90 days.

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Comments [3]

Meredith from nyc

No, it's the racially biased rules police are given and then carry out that shows that the police are actually racially profiling individuals. At last the truth is being faced not hidden, mislabled, distorted for a decade and more. Some police are great, and some aren't, but their leaders, Bloomie/Kelly have created this mess. Now they can't back down, and say they are wrong. The police union is forced to defend the indefensible. They are all trying to save face.

Police morale is not the 1st priority here. So to enhance police morale, should people give up their constitutional rights, and let the police watch, humiliate, detain, search, lay hands on almost a million minority people a year, when hardly any guns or crime detection result? While whites are unstopped, unfrisked, thus no one knows how many guns or drugs they carry? I'm laughing, this is so absurd.

Aug. 27 2013 10:26 PM
Bobby Bachlieri from NJ

Let the minorities kill themselves off, who cares. They are all jealous that whites and asians make good livings, marry thier women, not being baby daddy and are generally sucessful. Why am I scared to go to downtown Newark, or Harlem? Does any liberal have the balls to answer. Its because blacks will steal, rob, attack, murder, end of story. So they can march in washington and follow the king of white hating sharpton, but nothing will change. It starts with family values, they have none.

Aug. 24 2013 09:01 PM
Bobby Lee from Bronx

The question is:What have the unions done in the past to help the public believe they are "GOOD GUYS". The press remark is always that they are our "Heroes", well, are they?

Aug. 24 2013 10:19 AM

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