We’re really sliding over the precipice when this blatantly unconstitutional and invasive practice is tolerated in the largest city in the nation. Worse, its tolerance there would seem to make its spread inevitable.
NYPD Officers Stop-and-Frisk Teen ‘For Being a F****ing Mutt’
New York Magazine: A new documentary on the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk tactics includes jarring audio from one such search that neatly encapsulates everything critics say is wrong with the program. “I just got stopped like two blocks ago,” says Harlem teenager Alvin, who covertly recorded the encounter on his phone. “You know why? You look very suspicious,” an officer responds before adding, “Shut your f***in’ mouth before I slap you.” Asked why he’s being held, a cop tells Alvin, “For being a f***in’ mutt.” And the threats keep coming: “Dude, I’m gonna break your f***ing arm,” says the officer, “then I’m gonna punch you in the f***in’ face.”
Full article and video (a must-see regardless of whether you read the story):
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