New York City’s twice-elected Democratic Mayor Bill De Blasio is showing his true colors. Many people long believed that De Blasio is not a leader by any stretch of the imagination, and they are being proven correct by the Mayor’s failure to stop the NYPD thugs who go around beating up people of color indiscriminately.
We wrote about this recently showing the tale of two cities, one in which NYPD thugs aggressively assault black and brown citizens, while on the other hand, in servile fashion, politely handing out masks to white people in a park sitting closely together, no physical distancing.
Everyone knows that the NYPD has long been an incredibly racist out of control group of thugs. That is not to say that there have not been good officers in the department, far from it.
Nevertheless, the NYPD is largely populated with a bunch of Irish and Italians who have basically benefitted from [affirmative action] members can attest to being the third generation in the department and having multiple relatives serving alongside them.
This essentially makes the NYPD a kind of closed members club despite the Blacks and Latinos serving, either with sealed lips or doing the most to be accepted, like the Hispanic thug pictured above.
The NYPD has a history of falsifying arrests, planting drugs, lying under oath, assaulting citizens, murdering citizens, targeting black & brown residents of the city for arrest and incarceration & far more.
They see the department as their own, regardless of who is in Gracie Mansion, they do not believe they are accountable to anyone.
Bill de Blasio, in the typical fashion of other Mayors, before him, has been cowed into submission by a department, many people see as merely a gang of out of control, unaccountable thugs.
According to the [NewYork Post], a right-wing local newspaper, New York State’s Attorney General Letitia James announced that her office is looking into the NYPD’s practices as it relates to the Mayor’s social-distancing orders.
“It is inherently wrong to aggressively police one group of people, yet ignore another group that commits the same infraction,” James continued. “The NYPD must better ensure that a New Yorker’s race, color, and the neighborhood does not determine how they are patrolled.”Said the AG.
According to the [Post] James called on the NYPD to address the issue as reports and videos have surfaced on social media showing violent arrests during social distancing calls in black and Hispanic neighborhoods. The AG’s office highlighted one video taken in the East Village on May 2 that showed a black man being tackled, punched and dragged on the sidewalk before the officer — who moments earlier had his Taser out — knelt on his neck and handcuffed him. A video taken a day later shows officers approaching a group in front of Brownsville homes and one of the people getting flipped on his stomach by an officer.
Instead of making arrests in majority-white neighborhoods, however, cops just issued summonses and gave out masks to thousands of people who violated social distancing rules in public parks, the AG’s office said.
Instead of apologizing to the public, for what are clear instances of (a) assaults against citizens & (b), disparate policing based on race, the head of the [police gang], the commissioner, Dermot Shea, defended the thug cop’s actions, by gaslighting the issue, complaining that speaking out against their abuse of citizens, is setting them up to be assaulted.
No, I believe that your thugs are setting themselves up for what you are predicting. How long do you think that you will pull a Lion’s tail before it bites back?
”“I will also not have my police department called a racist police department.”Said Shea.
Well, there you have it, [his department] screw you if you do not like what we do.
Over to you Mayor de Blasio, oh wait, you are too pissed scared to ever offend them again. I recall how they turned their backs on you and disrespected you in every way they could after you challenged them for abusing citizens after you first took office.
Don’t feel bad they did it to Mayor Dinkins, the city’s first black Mayor, they called him the “washroom attendant”. They even racially profiled Benjamin Ward their own African-American commissioner, whom some of them did not know..
You Mayor De Blasio, eventually ended up kissing their asses and now you have given them carte blanch to do whatever they have always done, abuse black and brown residents of the city to fill the jails.
Every single non-white group that has served in the NYPD has sued the department for Racist and other discriminatory practices. Women, Blacks, Brown, and even white women have also sued the department for sexism and all kinds of discriminatory practices.
The department is answerable to no one, not the city council, and God’ knows, not to the Mayor, they have rendered themselves scared shitless, of offending the 38,422 strong gang.
People say there are good cops in the NYPD as there are good cops serving in other departments.
I say if you are a good cop step forward when you see these instances of racial abuse. Step forward when you see these instances of disparate policing.
If you are too much of a coward that you surrender your dignity and sense of worth to corruption you have no right to any claim that you are a good cop.
Benjamin Ward an African-American graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College. He was on the law review of Brooklyn Law School while being a cop. He was appointed Commissioner of Police by Mayor Ed Koch.
The rank-and-file despised Ward because he forced the integration of Blacks, Hispanics & women into the NYPD’s supervisory positions.
Positions the entitled Irish & Italians and other whites viewed and still believe to be their God-given birthright.
Oh no, Commissioner Shea. I know you don’t want anyone to call [your] department racists, why would you, we are too dumb to read or research your department’s sordid past.
The killings, the assaults, falsification of evidence, perjury, planting of guns and other evidence, all aimed at incarcerating people of color, we will simply ignore those.
We will also ignore the hundreds of thousands of innocent people ensnared in your drug war, wholly aimed at filling jails with bodies and padding arrests statistics.
We will also ignore the five black & brown boys who were wrongfully arrested and charged for assaulting a central park jogger they didn’t even see, much less assault. Nah … their arrest and prosecution had nothing to do with racism in the NYPD.
We will ignore the false arrests of people who never smoked or sold drugs but ended up swept up from places they worked or on the streets and charged with marijuana sales and possession.
No commissioner Shea, those are not racist actions, in fact, your department is not racist, after all the city of New York only has black and brown residents right?
Your statements are not only ignorant, but they also prove what people already knew and believe, that you are just the head of what they see as a criminal gang. A gang that robs drug dealers and turns around and sells them right back on the streets.
Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, businessman, researcher, and blogger.
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