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Graham Rayman, staff writer for the Village Voice, continues his reports on the NYPD and whether officers were told to distort crime statistics.
The buck stops ultimately with the higher ups. Who wants and needs bogus crime statistics? The Mayor and Police Commissioner! Manipulation and make-work don't help the police on the ground or the people of New York. But it all helps when Bloomberg or Kelly have press conferences to announce how great THEY're doing. It's infuriating.
Anyone draw any connection between police conduct in domestic law enforcement and the military's emphasis on legitimacy among the population during a counterinsurgency?
To John from Office, NYC crime in the 1960's and 70's doesn't have anything to do with abusing citizens civil rights or breaking the law in 2010; especially by the police. I'm a NYC educator that lives and work in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the police presence along Nostrand Avenue between Lafayette Avenues and Fulton Street is reminiscent of a police state. The amount of stop and frisks that I've witnessed over the past year is frightening and maddening. The guest's implications of young people (my students) being arrested and placed in the system instead of given a summons because of quotas desperately needs to be investigated by the feds. When the prison population is predominantly young black, and Latino men it's a shame that this isn't on the U.S. Civil Right's Commission's radar.
Brian, before you hail these traitors as heros, remember the NY of the 60's and 70's. These men swore loyality to the police department.
These policies have cleaned up this city. Protecting you and all other New Yorkers.
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