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Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:16 AM

 

The New York Police Riot of 1992

Officers Rally And Dinkins Is Their Target

Thousands of off-duty police officers thronged around City Hall yesterday, swarming through police barricades to rally on the steps of the hall and blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge for nearly an hour in the most unruly and angry police demonstration in recent memory.

The 300 uniformed officers who were supposed to control the crowd did little or nothing to stop the protesters from jumping barricades, tramping on automobiles, mobbing the steps of City Hall or taking over the bridge. In some cases, the on-duty officers encouraged the protesters.

While the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association had called the rally to protest Mayor David N. Dinkins's proposal to create an independent civilian agency that would look into police misconduct, the huge turnout -- estimated by the Police Department at 10,000 protesters -- and the harsh emotional pitch reflected widespread anger among rank-and-file officers toward the Mayor for his handling of riots against the police in Washington Heights last July, his refusal to give them semiautomatic weapons and his appointment of an outside panel to investigate corruption.

"He never supports us on anything," said Officer Tara Fanning of the Midtown South Precinct, echoing the view of many in the crowd. "A cop shoots someone with a gun who's a drug dealer, and he goes and visits the family." Dinkins Denounces Protest


http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/17/nyregion/officers-rally-and-dinkins-is-their-target.html

They also beat an shoved a New York Times photographer and kicked a reporter in the stomach while on-duty officers did nothing

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:26 AM

1. This helps illustrate

what temper tantrums these organized marauders have whenever the prospect of exposure is raised. I think it is one and the same situation whether it's a large metropolis or the federal secret cops, they will not relinquished their cloak of secrecy without a complete shutdown. I wonder if it will require the incremental federal overthrow of municipal police dept. personnel by location and some serious reorganization with oversight reforms to correct this problem. If this trajectory doesn't change soon, I am worried about what will happen as we continue down this rathole of social injustice routinely "justified" by escalation of the heinous crimes that come about each day. I wonder what should be done that will have lasting positive outcomes.

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Mon Dec 22, 2014, 12:41 PM

2. so the mayor wanted an independent review board and the police freaked? hmmmm.. . .

aren't we constantly being told that "if you have done nothing wrong, you have nothing to worry about" when it comes to any gov't activity challenging our activities? would think the same would apply to the police and independent review boards.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 01:39 PM

3. Here more instances!

OOOO! the nypd has done that before again and again!!!

This was in 1988! i remember it clearly! another long hot summer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Square_Park_Riot_(1988)

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Then there was this in 1874... no i do not remember this ROFL!!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Square_Riot_(1874)

This has been going on forever.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 01:43 PM

4. K & R

 

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Tue Dec 23, 2014, 08:17 PM

5. Thanks for posting - I

was going to this eve. I had a post-it note to myself to Google Dinkins cop riot.

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