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Why Don’t Black People Trust The Police?

Tragedies often rocket racial issues to the front stage for national debate, allowing them to be casually picked apart by folks who are not consistently aware of the poor quality of daily police interactions with Black residents. And no wonder those interactions are so poor and White residents are so unaware of them: police officers, and arguably our society at large, are vulnerable to giving White suspects more benefit of the doubt than we give to Black suspects….

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This is why Black people rise up in anger after police brutality.

Because there’s little hope for justice when cops only see you as a set of stereotypes.

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The Daily News ran a special on racial disparities in Broken Windows related summonses. Our favorite #NYC Pols are falling inline behind the language.Thing is that the Daily News’ data is only marginally off from data observed on everything from drug enforcement to Stop and Frisk.It’s deeper than Broken Windows, and your Councilmembers, Assemblymen, and State Senators are just as (if not more so) responsible for the shitstorm as NYPD Commissioner Bratton. They have at best sat by while laws with implicit racial and socioeconomic preferences sit on the books, or at worst indulged in creating these laws while accepting kickbacks from corporate and big money stakeholders who have no chance in hell of being caught up in the legal traps.
Don’t let the Pols fool you into thinking they’re on your side with this one. The aged blood on their hands is darker than that on Bratton’s.

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The Daily News ran a special on racial disparities in Broken Windows related summonses. Our favorite #NYC Pols are falling inline behind the language.

Thing is that the Daily News’ data is only marginally off from data observed on everything from drug enforcement to Stop and Frisk.

It’s deeper than Broken Windows, and your Councilmembers, Assemblymen, and State Senators are just as (if not more so) responsible for the shitstorm as NYPD Commissioner Bratton. They have at best sat by while laws with implicit racial and socioeconomic preferences sit on the books, or at worst indulged in creating these laws while accepting kickbacks from corporate and big money stakeholders who have no chance in hell of being caught up in the legal traps.

Don’t let the Pols fool you into thinking they’re on your side with this one. The aged blood on their hands is darker than that on Bratton’s.

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In Eric Garner’s Death, Video Proof Of The Tale Of Two Policing Styles

It’s a perpetual deja vu. It always goes the same way. Cops surround a man of color. Man of color talks. Man of color sometimes gets upset, but not always. Cops begin an arrest. Man of color gets jumped by a ridiculous amount of blue. Man of color may or may not die. Usually, nothing happens to the officers.

What’s sad is that, yes, there will be vigils. Maybe a march or two. But in a couple of weeks traditional and social media will have forgotten about it. They will have moved on to some celebrity fiasco or a new stupid dance with song accompaniment. Until another man of color is killed. And the cycle repeats….

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Throwback Thursday: 5 Ways MLK’s Dream Didn’t Come True in NYC

Fifty years later, while the negro may not entirely live on an “island of poverty,” and a Black man has joined the Presidential ranks, arguably much of the issues that kept Black Americans oppressed in MLK’s era are still active today.
In other words, America is still in default on that promissory note, and while some may point to the recent Zimmerman case as evidence, you actually need to look no further than New York City for proof.
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Throwback Thursday: 5 Ways MLK’s Dream Didn’t Come True in NYC

Fifty years later, while the negro may not entirely live on an “island of poverty,” and a Black man has joined the Presidential ranks, arguably much of the issues that kept Black Americans oppressed in MLK’s era are still active today.

In other words, America is still in default on that promissory note, and while some may point to the recent Zimmerman case as evidence, you actually need to look no further than New York City for proof.

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NYPD Officers Need Better Accountability For Their Arrests

The NYPD has a principal-agent problem.
Take for example the NY Times publication on Noel Guzman, who was awarded $2.4 million Wednesday for a false arrest and beating he suffered at the hands of the NYPD in 2009. This incident happened in Inwood, a mostly Latino neighborhood in Northern Manhattan.
Then there’s Rayquan Callahan, a teen from Brownsville who sued the NYPD in February after an officer falsely arrested him without evidence of a crime committed, only to have that same officer arrest him on another false charge in retaliation little more than a week later.
NYC taxpayers also had to payout over $360,000 in settlements to victims of police abuse and brutality….

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NYPD officers are kept degrees apart from the impact of their arrests. It’s no wonder officers then will arrest people on bogus pot possession charges, they have no immediate knowledge of the socioeconomic costs of their actions.

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NYPD Officers Need Better Accountability For Their Arrests

The NYPD has a principal-agent problem.

Take for example the NY Times publication on Noel Guzman, who was awarded $2.4 million Wednesday for a false arrest and beating he suffered at the hands of the NYPD in 2009. This incident happened in Inwood, a mostly Latino neighborhood in Northern Manhattan.

Then there’s Rayquan Callahan, a teen from Brownsville who sued the NYPD in February after an officer falsely arrested him without evidence of a crime committed, only to have that same officer arrest him on another false charge in retaliation little more than a week later.

NYPD officers are kept degrees apart from the impact of their arrests. It’s no wonder officers then will arrest people on bogus pot possession charges, they have no immediate knowledge of the socioeconomic costs of their actions.

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The Answer Isn’t Just A “Better Dosage” Of Stop And Frisk

If Bill Bratton, Mayor-elect de Blasio’s choice for NYPD Commissioner, still thinks moderation is the all encompassing key to fixing Stop and Frisk, little will change for NYers of color during the incoming administration’s term.
Stop and Frisk numbers this year could be over 50% lower than last year’s, if trends continue. Yet the racial distribution of Stop and Frisks remains virtually unchanged…
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The idea of there being a “better dosage” of Stop and Frisk is such ass-backwards-fuckery.
Some Colonial-mindset bullshit.

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The Answer Isn’t Just A “Better Dosage” Of Stop And Frisk

If Bill Bratton, Mayor-elect de Blasio’s choice for NYPD Commissioner, still thinks moderation is the all encompassing key to fixing Stop and Frisk, little will change for NYers of color during the incoming administration’s term.

Stop and Frisk numbers this year could be over 50% lower than last year’s, if trends continue. Yet the racial distribution of Stop and Frisks remains virtually unchanged…

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The idea of there being a “better dosage” of Stop and Frisk is such ass-backwards-fuckery.

Some Colonial-mindset bullshit.

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For Nearly Every Crime, Latinos Disproportionately Arrested

New York City’s upcoming minority-majority may be gaining near-majority population numbers, but it’s still getting minority treatment by the City.
A much overshadowed Hispanic Day parade was held in NYC this Sunday. While there’s much to be celebrated, without a doubt most attendees were probably well aware of the awkward reality about the City’s relationship with its Latino residents: many remain the target of NYPD arrests….
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Don’t sleep on the power of prejudice: Latinos are almost proportionately integrated into the NYPD. You wouldn’t know that though from how disproportionately they’re targeted for arrest.
Recently, a Dominican native and NYPD officer in Washington Heights came forward about that issue, and similar.

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blinkernyc:

For Nearly Every Crime, Latinos Disproportionately Arrested

New York City’s upcoming minority-majority may be gaining near-majority population numbers, but it’s still getting minority treatment by the City.

A much overshadowed Hispanic Day parade was held in NYC this Sunday. While there’s much to be celebrated, without a doubt most attendees were probably well aware of the awkward reality about the City’s relationship with its Latino residents: many remain the target of NYPD arrests….

Continue Reading

Don’t sleep on the power of prejudice: Latinos are almost proportionately integrated into the NYPD. You wouldn’t know that though from how disproportionately they’re targeted for arrest.

Recently, a Dominican native and NYPD officer in Washington Heights came forward about that issue, and similar.

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Special: Marijuana in NYC- The Blinker

Nearly 51,000 people in NYC were arrested for marijuana possession in 2011. The 2012 number is only expected to be higher, despite minimal efforts to stem the tide by NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. This series tackles the real economic and social consequences of marijuana prohibition in the United State’s most densely populated city.

Check it out here!

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THE NYPD’S CHOOSES EASY POT ARRESTS OVER FIGHTING SERIOUS CRIME

Crimes of more consequence, including murder and rape, rose significantly in some of the city’s highest pot arrest precincts. This rise in crime was over the same period as the NYPD’s rise in pot arrest rates, and occurred virtually only in communities of color.

Read more about the costs of the NYPD’s War on Pot

Insanity.