Way to go NYPD. Traumatize this kid for the rest of his life over some incident between a bunch of kids at school. Did he really need to be handcuffed? I wanna hear what the explanation is from their superiors who will concoct some piece of crap excuse as to why these officers were justified.
via Daily News
This kid was no killer — but some callous Bronx cops sure treated him like one.
Instead of earning himself a simple trip to the principal’s office, a terrified 7-year-old boy was hauled out of class, handcuffed like a hardened criminal and “interrogated” by police for a grueling 10 hours — all over a playground dispute involving $5, his family is charging.
They say the dog survived which is unbelievable in itself.
On Monday, NYPD officers in the East Village shot a dog protecting its owner.Although immediate reports claimed the dog (a pit bull named Star) had died from the gunshot wounds, it was later revealed she was in fact alive but in serious condition.
Since then, a video has surfaced capturing the horrific event. You can hear bystanders screaming to officers, “No! Why did you do that?”
According to police accounts, the dog had lunged at officers attempting to approach her owner who was visibly passed out and appeared to be suffering from a seizure.
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We will now see how serious these protesters are about this shocking development, read more below:
Last night, Mayor Bloomberg finally visited the Occupy Wall Street protest in lower Manhattan yesterday, nearly four weeks after it started on September 17th. But it wasn’t to eat free pizza: He informed protesters that Brookfield Properties, the management company which controls Zuccotti, will be conducting a long-overdue cleaning Friday morning. A cleaning! No big deal, right? Things have supposedly been getting a little ripe down there.
Finally the general public gets to see what Blacks have known and experienced for decades about police officers, at the recent breakouts of brutality at the #OccupyWallStreet protests.
These guys are at best going to get a slap on the wrist and will be getting a bunch of high-fives from the other officers. Would be surprised if any real severe punishment came down. We will hear in a few days.
via Daily Mail
The New York Police Department has had to review a video in which two of their officers were filmed bumping and grinding provocatively with dancers at the West Indian Day Parade.
Well it seems this story has sparked interest from the NYPD.
via Huff Post
NEW YORK — New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday if police determine the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the prisoner.
The claim was posted on the website AllHipHop.com. The person says he was paid $2,500 by another hip hop mogul to rob Shakur outside a studio in Manhattan in 1994. Shakur suffered gunshot wounds but eventually recovered. He was later killed in 1996 in an unsolved slaying.
Wow. We have definitely have been in a crazy resurgence of everything Tupac culminating with the street banger “Tupac Back” courtesy of Maybach Music signee Meek Mills and Rick Rozay. Now comes this out of the world news that Dexter Isaac has not only admitted to shooting Tupac Shakur back in 1994, but that Jimmy Rosemond aka Jimmy Henchmen paid him $2500 to do it. Unbelievable.
A man has admitted to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994 after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994.
Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses.
Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15th) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac’s 40th birthday.
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One life destroyed, another one to go, once he is caught by the police. Sad.
via NY Post
Cops are looking for the gun-toting thug who can be seen in this dramatic video fatally shooting a teen in Brooklyn.
Just like the post I did with Charlie Sheen’s video asking serious and unanswered questions about 9/11, this recently released footage is another reminder that we still have a long way to go before we find out the real story. Though we have been told the case has been solved, O beg to differ and think that we have been bamboozled in the worst way. If we don’t address this now we are sure to have similar events take place in the future.
via Huff Post
Newly released footage of the World Trade Center attacks shows an NYPD helicopter’s perspective of that fated day.
I don’t know what they want this guy for but it will be virtually impossible to find him in my opinion. Who knows but this attempt to explode this bomb would have rocked NYC and put this country back into high alert immediately. No matter how we feel about this government let’s be glad this bomb did not go off.
The New York City Police Department has released surveillance video of a man leaving the scene near where a car bomb was found in Times Square. The man is seen taking off his shirt as he wants down the street. (May 3)
Source: Real Talk NY
Two New York Police Department patrolmen were suspended after a video surfaced showing them beating a handcuffed suspect during an undercover drug operation. (Jan. 22)
I don’t know the circumstances but this has been making some noise and more details should follow soon. On youtube the video also names Batman being arrested by this vid only shows the Supeman arrest.
NEW YORK – The New York Police Department is looking into adapting futuristic technology that would allow officers’ guns to recognize one another in an effort to avoid the type of friendly fire that left a cop dead last week.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly asked his inner circle to compile a list of department initiatives that would help prevent confrontations between fellow officers. Omar J. Edwards, 25, was killed May 28 as he chased a burglary suspect. Edwards had just left work and was dressed in street clothes and had his service weapon drawn. Three plainclothes detectives came upon the scene. When Edwards turned after Officer Andrew Dunton yelled for him to stop, he was shot, according to the NYPD.
On Friday, Paul Browne, the deputy commissioner for public information at the NYPD, said the department is talking with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory about the possibility of tailoring technology for the department.
One idea involves the use of radio frequency tags that would allow officers to pinpoint where other cops are in the city, Browne said. Another involves tags that would work gun-to-gun and use an infrared sensor: When a weapon is pulled from an officer’s holster it would trigger a signal that would be sent to the gun of a nearby officer. The signal may be seen or heard. Read more…
Ernie reports “Maino recently came out to White House Night Club in Hampton Bays, NY (Long Island) on saturday 4/2 … He performed his hit songs but, when he got to performing “All the Above” he became overly emotional on stage and even began sobbing-almost. Very pure moment
Editor’s Note: If you can make out the audio, Maino says he just found out his right hand man recently got shot by NYPD and he might not walk again. I’m guessing the frustration from not being able to get no get get back is a very overwhelming emotion.
New York State Police will begin testing gun-mounted video cameras this year, with the hope that the footage “can eventually help clear cops or vindicate victims involved in police shootings around the state.”
While we applaud the move and attempt at transparency, it’s the NYPD that should really be experimenting with these, as well as cameras mounted on batons, fists, walkie-talkie antennas, and tasers too
via NY Times
Scores of police officers wearing helmets and carrying batons and pepper spray entered a New School building at 65 Fifth Avenue around 11 a.m. on Friday, arresting 19 protesters who had occupied it as part of a determined protest aimed at the university’s president, Bob Kerrey. “The Police Department was asked to arrest individuals trespassing on the property,” said Paul J. Browne, the department’s chief spokesman, who said the operation “was done in a very organized, orderly fashion.”
But students at the scene described a tumultuous situation in which protesters were pepper-sprayed before being placed in handcuffs and loaded by police officers into the back of a white van, around 11:30 a.m.
Mr. Browne said it was “untrue that pepper spray or mace was used in effectuating the arrests.” Read more…
CBS reports “Brooklyn man facing charges for assulting a police officer has been vindicated after an anonymous video surfaced showing the man not as the aggressor, but as the victim”
Editor’s Note: As a victim of police brutality who also was vindicated due to video of my assault, I can only wonder how many thousands of individuals who don’t have video as proof are lingering in this country’s prisons because their word wouldn’t hold up next to a corrupt, filthy cop. Shame, shame, shame.
This is no big surprise to anyone familiar with how filthy the NYPD can be, or any police force for that matter. Welcome to the real world of crooked crash cops!
“A shocking video showing NYPD cops raiding a bar, smashing gambling machines and shoving confiscated cash into their pockets has become an Internet hit and led to an internal probe of the officers involved,” The New York Post reports.
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BRONX (WABC) — There are new developments in the case of alleged New York police abuse caught on tape. The video shows police officers forcing their way into a home in the Bronx after they received a complaint about noise. We’ve learned some of the charges against the alleged victims have now been dropped. “I have 4 cameras, and (this one) was recording the hallway,” Santiago Serrano explained.
The hallway of Serrano’s Bronx apartment was the scene of a wild altercation on New Years’ eve involving family and friends versus NYPD officers who responded to a noise complaint there.
Santiago said police did not indicate anything about looking for drugs or guns. Read more…
via NY Post
NEW YORK – One of three men accused of killing a police officer and wounding his partner during a traffic stop in Brooklyn has been acquitted of aggravated murder and attempted murder.
After 10 hours of deliberations, Brooklyn jurors convicted Robert Ellis only on three counts of weapons possession. He now faces five to fifteen years in prison – far less than the life in prison without parole that he could have received for murder.
Two others were accused in the case but had yet to hear whether they would be convicted. Ellis, Dexter Bostic and Lee Woods were each tried before separate juries because the men made statements implicating each other.
Prosecutors had argued the three acted as a team to shoot the officers because they were caught with a stolen SUV and with illegal weapons in the vehicle. They said Bostic shot and killed Officer Russel Timoshenko while Ellis simultaneously shot now-Detective Herman Yan, and Woods was the driver.
But attorneys for Ellis and Woods each claimed their client was the driver and therefore could not have fired at the officers.
Timoshenko, 23, was hit twice in the face. Yan was shot in the chest as he approached the other side of the SUV. His bullet-resistant vest saved his life.
“I am stunned and disappointed by the verdict,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “My prayers are with the Timoshenko family as they contend with this ordeal.” Prosecutors said they could not comment while the other two cases are ongoing.
“We’re very grateful that the jury carefully reviewed the evidence in this case,” defense lawyer Danielle Eaddy said after the verdict was read. “We’ve said from the beginning that the forensic evidence in this case supported Mr. Ellis’ contention that he was a driver and not a shooter.” Read more…
Funny how Bloomberg came out and went nuclear on Plaxico for shooting himself, but he is no where to be found in regards of providing oversite of officers on his watch. What would possess a man to stick a baton or radio or whatever up another man’s you-know-what? Classic example of failed leadership. These officers are actually being charged for raping a prisoner in custody and no one is marching or up in arms with these extreme violations of human rights?
via CBS TV
A 24-year-old man who claims he was sodomized by a group of New York City police officers talks for the first time on camera, to CBS 2 HD.
“I was violated,” Michael Mineo said.
Last Wednesday, police say 24-year-old Mineo tried to get away from them after he was spotted smoking marijuana outside a Brooklyn train station. Mineo said he was tackled by two cops near the token booth — it was about 12:30 in the afternoon — and that three other cops also appeared. Mineo’s lawyers said while one officer held him down, the other pulled down his pants, and then, allegedly, shoved part of a walkie-talkie into his rectum.
“How do you think I’m supposed to feel?” Mineo asked through tears.
The NYPD is fighting back against the allegations of police brutality. Five officers are being investigated after a man claimed they sexually assaulted him.
In a statement, Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said: “His assertion that he was sodomized is not supported by independent civilian witnesses on the scene.” Read more…
NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD is expanding its use of the Taser stun gun, a common tool in the law enforcement arsenal that’s seen limited use in the nation’s largest police force.
Newer model Tasers are smaller, lighter and easier to carry in a holster, the main reason for the change, department spokesman Paul Browne said Saturday.
Starting Wednesday, thousands of police sergeants will begin carrying electronic stun guns on their belts. The NYPD has used Tasers since 1984, but policy called for sergeants to store the stun guns in their trunks while patrolling, rather than strapping the weapons to their hips.
NEW YORK (AP) — Graffiti artists come to New York City from all over the world to make their mark on subway cars, buildings and billboards. They spend hours surveying and then spray-painting hard-to-reach spaces with remarkable precision.
The finished product may be impressive, but it’s also illegal – and constantly being monitored by a specialized Police Department graffiti unit. The unit is sophisticated in its own right, keeping a database of offenders and holding weekly meetings to pore over graffiti crime stats.
The Citywide Vandals Task Force arrested nearly 3,800 people last year, up from 2,962 in 2006. They have made several high-profile arrests this year, including one Tuesday when a teen was accused of defacing a mural dedicated to Sept. 11 victims.
via NY Times
Art or not, the timing was tasteless for an exhibit of this nature, especially with the magnitude of what took place yesterday with Sen. Obama clinching the Democratic nomination and with Hillary appealing to Manchurian Candidates and sleeper cells to reek havoc.
This morning, a Boston-born performance artist, Yazmany Arboleda, tried to set up a provocative art exhibition in a vacant storefront on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan with the title, “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama,” in neatly stenciled letters on the plate glass windows at street level.
By 9:30 a.m., New York City police detectives and Secret Service agents had shut down the exhibition, and building workers had quickly covered over the inflammatory title with large sheets of brown paper and blue masking tape. The gallery is across the street from the southern entrance to The New York Times building.
Must be taking their cues from the NYPD!
Even though the NYPD has argued that opening its database to Civil Rights activists puts its officers at risk, N.Y. Judge Marilyn Diamond said the department should black out the details and hand over the records to the New York Civil Liberty Union in 60 days.”The NYPD has not offered any reason why the petitioner should be denied access to the same database which it has already shared with other outside organizations,” Diamond argued. “The information could “give New Yorkers a better understanding of the extent to which the NYPD targets communities of color and particularly African-American males for aggressive stops, even though they’re doing nothing wrong,” New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Donna Lieberman added. More than 50 percent of the 500,000 New Yorkers pulled over last year were black. And only in the first quarter of this year, 145,000 drivers in New York have been stopped.
The day before his wedding, Sean Bell was shot and killed by the New York Police Department in a barrage of 51 bullets. Although the five murderers have admitted to slaying the unarmed Bell, they remain free and acquitted of all counts.
In 2007 NYPD officers stopped 468,932 New Yorkers under their Stop-and-Frisk policy. Of that amount, 242,373 were disproportionately “black” and 87% were innocent. Sound like harassment to you?
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil liberties group sued Wednesday in a challenge to the NYPD’s practice of stopping hundreds of thousands of people each year for questioning, saying it is racially biased.
The New York Civil Liberties Union lawsuit lists New York Post reporter Leonardo Blair as the sole plaintiff, saying he was stopped and frisked by police officers as he walked from his car to his Bronx home last November.
He was taken to a police station, where officers expressed surprise that though he was black, he was not from “the projects,” the lawsuit said. Blair, 28, has a master’s degree from Columbia University.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, said the NYPD has stopped people in New York nearly a million times over the past two years under the practice. It said more than half of the people targeted were black, even though blacks make up only about a quarter of the city’s population.
New York Governor David Paterson said the reason he outed his own marital indiscretions is because state legislators told him there was a rogue unit of state troopers that were illegally compiling dirt on politicians so to avoid being exposed he took the first step and neutralized them. To avoid the potentially embarrassing revelation that he’d been unfaithful to his wife with a fellow government worker Governor Paterson took the unprecedented step of holding a news conference on the first day of his governorship where he spilled the beans.
The outgoing governor, Elliot Spitzer had his reign come to an abrupt end after it was revealed he was patronizing high-priced hookers but his time in office was plagued by a controversy centered around the state police whom he’d illegally unleashed to drum up dirt on his political foes. So Paterson, apparently haunted by the skeletons in his closet took the advice of the Albany legislators who must’ve known the police were up to their dirty tricks. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been assigned to look into the rogue officers.
The GAME unleashes “911 Is A Joke [Cop Killa]” in response to the MURDER of Sean Bell and the subsequent acquital of the three NYPD murderers with blood on their hands. You have to wonder, where’s Curtis in all of this? After all he is from Queens and he’s been visibly seen with NYPD officers flanking him on numerous occasions. C’mon Curtis lets see how far your gangsta goes? Will you be able to denounce and reject the 5-0??
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Okay people NYC is now an official police state in the name of fighting terrorism.The new program is called Operation Torch. Get ready to see bomb sniffing dogs and machine guns as you walk ot take the subways around this great city of ours. But
my question is why we the people are never asked about these measures when they are enacted? [ Oh yeah I forgot the people have no say in a police state.]
NEW YORK (CBS) ― The NYPD is pulling out all the stops to beef up safety of the subways. On Thursday it launched a new anti-terror effort called “Operation Torch,” but the cost of the program is raising some eyebrows.
The NYPD’s new firepower consists of cops with Mp5 submachine guns, rifles, body armor and bomb-sniffing dogs.
Starting Thursday, five or six teams a day will patrol the major transit hubs in the city in the new program, all thanks to a 50 percent increase in a Homeland Security grant.
The Sean Bell trial is coming to a close and the NYPD is bracing for protests to hit NYC if the accused trigger happy officers are acquitted or given a slap on the wrist.
This case is particulary sensitive due to the fact that it mimics alot of shootings against Black Americans in NYC. Most notable amongst many others is the case of Amadou Diallo.
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Bell, 23, and the two companions were shot Nov. 25, 2006, after a bachelor party at a seedy strip club in Queens that police had targeted for an undercover vice operation.
The defense claims that undercover officer Gescard Isnora, who was posing as a club patron, believed a gunfight involving Bell and his friends was brewing when he confronted them as they entered Bell’s car and identified himself as an officer. He and the other officers opened fire after Bell violently pulled away and crashed into an unmarked police van.
Source: NY Times
A rookie NYC cop is being charged with robbing mulitple banks and then taking the loot and purchasing gifts for his girlfriend and paying off his school loans. I guess those low starting wages for NYC officers pushed him to other side of the law.
How many of you guys wanna bet this story will be turned into an episode of Law & Order ?
Officer Torres, police officials said, committed three robberies at two branches of Sovereign Bank — twice in Manhattan and once in Pennsylvania — apparently using some of the $118,305 for a new car, for a diamond engagement ring for his girlfriend and to pay off his student loans.
He grew increasingly brazen, the police said: at the first robbery, in June 2007, he simply handed a note to the teller demanding money. At the second, in November, they said, he showed a gun in his belt, which police described as an imitation weapon. At the third, on Thursday, he waved his personal 9-millimeter gun at three bank employees as he demanded cash in $20, $50 and $100 bills, the police said.