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Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To Your City There, Bill

Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To Your City There, Bill
Posted by Zandar

New York’s Finest, at their finest:

NYPD traffic tickets and summonses for minor offenses have dropped off by a staggering 94 percent following the execution of two cops — as officers feel betrayed by the mayor and fear for their safety, The Post has learned.

The dramatic drop comes as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio plan to hold anemergency summit on Tuesday with the heads of the five police unions to try to close the widening rift between cops and the administration.

The unprecedented meeting is being held at the new Police Academy in Queens at 2 p.m., sources said.

Angry union leaders have ordered drastic measures for their members since the Dec. 20 assassination of two NYPD cops in a patrol car, including that two units respond to every call.

It has helped contribute to a nose dive in low-level policing, with overall arrests down 66 percent for the week starting Dec. 22 compared with the same period in 2013, stats show.

Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame.

So your brilliant, devious plan is this: you’re going to show the people who believe that the NYPD is full of power-hungry bullies and paramilitary goons what for by displaying to the country exactly how most of the collars you make are in fact wholly unnecessary exercises of petty microagression towards the citizenry you hold in open and rancorous contempt.

Okay then. Go with that plan, guys.

The Thin Blue Line, indeed.


......their antics in the face of criticism proves in living color what we see in so many individual incidents: they don't just want respect, they want submission. They will brook no discussion and accept no accountability, have no use for psychology or patience because the weapons in their holsters should be sufficient to gain instant compliance. We cannot call ourselves a free society as long as that is the case.


The Thin-Skinned Blue Line

Chris Rock: "I can think of 3 reasons why NYPD turned their backs on Mayor DeBlasio"

Chris Rock
I can think of 3 reasons why the #NYPD turned their backs on mayor #DeBlasio

NYT rightly calls out the NYPD's tantrum: 'They Hijacked Funeral for own petty "Look-at-us gesture'

Police Respect Squandered in Attacks on de Blasio


" They have taken the most grave and solemn of civic moments — a funeral of a fallen colleague — and hijacked it for their own petty look-at-us gesture. In doing so, they also turned their backs on Mr. Ramos’s widow and her two young sons, and others in that grief-struck family. "


the rest:

Cowboy Pilots To Make Flying Safer

'Is it safe, is it not safe?’: Fox host speculates metric system brought down AirAsia flight

Co-host Charles Payne added that many of the recent international incidents could have occurred because foreign pilots did not have a “cowboy attitude” like American pilots.


Whistleblowing officer makes tape of top cop ordering stop-and-frisks of black males

Officer Pedro Serrano began taping his superior officer Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack after he was given a poor performance review. Serrano alleges it was the result of him not meeting his summonses quotas and he wanted evidence to show he was being unfairly treated.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, March 21, 2013, 9:27 PM

Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.
“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?” Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”


For his part, Officer Serrano says he's been ostracized and called a "rat" by fellow officers. There are good cops and there are bad cops and there are cops that have been corrupted by an unjust and unsupportive system. You may feel it is unfair to demonize all law enforcement but you can at least champion those who step out of the blue shadow to point out injustice.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/29/1354616/-Whistleblowing-officer-makes-tape-of-top-cop-ordering-stop-and-frisks-of-black-males#

A couple of Sacks

nice diptych :

A Short, Hilarious & 'Absolutely Fabulous' Response By A Gay Couple After A Hate Crime



"Then why the fuck am I still here"

U.S. Formally Ends War In Afghanistan

[–]quantum_enfeynmant 3841 points 20 hours ago

Then why the fuck am I still here



Let sincere whites go and teach non-violence to white people! " — Malcolm X


"A Reassuring Lie"

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