Response to FarCenter (Reply #33)
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 01:24 PM
MrScorpio (64,613 posts)
43. Well, perhaps you haven't caught on to the fact that the NYPD harasses citizens routinely…
In poor and minority communities with both its "Safe Hallways" and "Stop and Frisk" programs. The vast majority of these individuals, having committed NO CRIME whatsoever. As a matter of fact, there have been so many citizens cited for trumped charges that the courts have been throwing them out at a higher rate today than every before.
Really, what kind of attitude would a person realistically take if they find themselves, time and time again, stopped, harassed and searched by the police, just for merely being out in public? What if the police goes out it way to incite a reaction for the people that they're harassing, just so they can find some reason to arrest them? What would you say about police officers who are rude, abusive and violent to the people that they are stopping and frisking on a routine basis?
Would you like these citizens to merely smile and be compliant as their civil rights are violated by the police?
If you don't believe any of what I've just stated, I can direct to you examples of police behavior, by both the citizens who and been harassed for no good reason AND interviews with both current and former NYPD officers who have stated the same.
And one other thing, the NYPD ALSO goes out of its way to avoid investigating actual crimes. God forbid that you're robbed or burgled, or even assaulted in NYC and the police refuses to investigate a crime that you're a victim of.
All-in-all, this is nothing more than a numbers game that the NYC is playing. They're preying on the poor and minorities to raise their statistics and avoiding investigations of minor crimes to do the same.
Frankly, it sounds like you'd rather have NYC operate as a police state. It's a laughably naive opinion you have of how law enforcement operates in NYC, it just so happens to be one that's not too terrible informed.
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