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WhiskeyGrinder

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Fri Aug 17, 2018, 09:03 AM Aug 2018

NYPD paid Spike Lee $200K for work on ad campaign

https://nypost.com/2018/08/16/nypd-paid-spike-lee-200k-for-work-on-ad-campaign/

The NYPD paid Spike Lee — one of its fiercest critics — more than $200,000 to help launch a new policing program aimed at improving relations with minority communities.

The department tapped the “Do the Right Thing” director in 2016 as a consultant for the campaign, a spokesman for the department’s nonprofit New York City Police Foundation confirmed Thursday.

The contract with Lee’s advertising firm, Spike DDB, was for $219,113 — which was paid for by the Police Foundation.

“The Foundation approached and consulted several creative teams including the Spike DDB agency to help develop a public awareness campaign that would aim to strengthen the partnership between the NYPD and the communities it serves,” said spokesman Brady Littlefield. “We received tremendous input and ideas, and that process ultimately resulted in last spring’s neighborhood policing ad campaign.”


I would have charged them half and told them to acknowledge that the modern concept of a police force is based in white supremacy.
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