Tag Archives: NYPD

Barney Frank Condemns NYC Pride On Banning NYPD

Former Rep. Barney Frank writes in an op-ed today: Having gotten used to Pride parades being occasions when the broad community can come together in an atmosphere of complete mutual respect, I was very disappointed at the injection of bigotry that has marred this season. I am referring to the decision of the organizers of the New York march to …

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Fox Guest Blames Today’s Mass Shooting On COVID Vax

“You know, Harris, this is a time that I wish I was wrong with my prediction, which I mention to anybody who’d listen, that once COVID starts to lift, these cowardly shooters will come out exactly in tandem with the number of vaccinations. “You can be sure they probably got vaccinated. They were just scared to come out. And they’re …

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NYC Pride Members Vote To Rescind Ban On Cops In Parade, But Executive Board Reverses Their Reversal

Matt Tracy reports at Gay City News: Less than a week after Heritage of Pride (HOP), or NYC Pride, announced a ban on police contingents through 2025, the organization’s members voted on May 20 to allow the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) to march armed and in uniform — but HOP’s executive board subsequently stepped in and set their own …

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Cop Sues NYPD Over “Retaliation” For Wearing Mask

Gothamist reports: In late March of last year, as the pandemic was raging in New York City, Karen Ramirez, a 39-year-old police officer, began wearing a mask to work at the NYPD’s headquarters. The professional consequences, she alleges, were swift. Police leaders — including three sergeants and a lieutenant — “made fun of and retaliated against” her over the health …

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NYC Pride Bans Police Participation Through 2025

The New York Times reports: New York City’s annual Pride celebration, which began 51 years ago as a defiant commemoration of an anti-police uprising and has evolved into a city-sanctioned equality jamboree, will take steps to reduce the presence of law enforcement at its events. Starting this year, police and corrections officers will also not be allowed to participate as …

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NYPD Rocked By Alleged Corruption Scheme, Racism

The New York Daily News reports: Ex-cop Robert Smith was busted Tuesday along with current NYPD officers Robert Hassett and Heather Busch on charges of collecting thousands of dollars in crooked payoffs for steering cars damaged in wrecks to a specific tow-truck business. But the allegedly corrupt Smith, in shocking Brooklyn Federal Court documents, was outed as a racist who …

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NYPD Ditches Robot Police Dog After Backlash [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The NYPD’s robot dog has been hounded out of service. The police department will return Digidog to robotics manufacturer Boston Dynamics after months of backlash and mockery that compared the four-legged bot to a dystopian sci-fi surveillance nightmare. John Miller, the NYPD’s deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, confirmed Wednesday the NYPD had cancelled …

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NY And NYC Bills Would Ban Hiring Disgraced Cops

Gothamist reports: Days after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd, city and state officials plan to introduce a similar bills that would prevent police officers who’ve been fired or disciplined from joining any other department in the state. New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson made the announcement at the National …

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NYPD Deploys Robot Dog In Public Housing [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: The NYPD’s robot dog is once again stirring privacy concerns and cyberpunk prophesies of some New Yorkers, after the four-legged machine was spotted inside of a Manhattan public housing complex on Monday. A video shared on Twitter shows the robot trotting out of a building on East 28th Street in front of two NYPD officers, then slowly descending …

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Lawyer For Eye-Gouging Riot Suspect Complains That His Client Is Being Jailed With “Inner-City” Criminals

Raw Story reports: An attorney representing a MAGA rioter who infamously gouged a Metropolitan Police officer’s eyes argued on Friday that his client doesn’t deserve to be held in a cell with people who have committed “inner-city crimes.” Webster was caught on camera assaulting a member of Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police force during the January 6th riots when he both …

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NYPD Memo: Ignore People Smoking Weed In Public

The Hill reports: A recent memorandum from the New York Police Department (NYPD) advises officers not to stop residents who are smoking marijuana in public. The memo shared with The Hill on Friday outlines how officers are to approach the drug after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed recreational weed into law. It says that smoking marijuana in places …

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NYPD Chief Concerned About Weed Smoking In Public

The New York Daily News reports: “I hope I’m missing something but it appears (the bill) is legalizing the smoking of marijuana outside,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. “That’s not something that most other states did. They legalized marijuana but it was still illegal to smoke outside and in public.” The NYPD fields “10s of 10s of 10s of thousands” …

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NYC Makes It Easier To Sue Police For Misconduct

CBS New York reports: The New York City Council has voted to end qualified immunity for police officers. The decades-old protection has prevented officers from being sued or liable for misconduct. New York is now the first city in the country to end qualified immunity. Critics argued scrapping the protection will make officers less aggressive in fighting crime, if they …

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Ex-NYPD “Tambourine Woman” Arrested In Capitol Riot

The New York Daily News reports: A former NYPD officer was arrested for taking part in the Capitol riots — shaking a tambourine in the halls of government as other Trump supporters ran amok, the feds said Tuesday. Sara Carpenter, 51, a Richmond Hill, Queens, resident, retired from the force in 2004. She worked as a spokeswoman for the NYPD …

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“Eye Gouger” Ex-NYPD Cop Charged In Capitol Riot

New York City’s NBC News affiliate reports: A retired NYPD officer who had been assigned for a time to work perimeter security at City Hall and at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence, has been accused of using a pipe to attack U.S. Capitol officers during the Jan. 6 siege, law enforcement officials told News 4 Tuesday. Thomas Webster surrendered …

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Letter Implicates NYPD And FBI In Killing Of Malcolm X

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: Fifty-six years after the death of Malcolm X, lawyers revealed what they called new evidence of a conspiracy, perpetrated by the NYPD and the FBI to assassinate the Civil Rights activist in Harlem. Ray Wood was an undercover police officer at the time – his family and their attorney now claim Wood wrote …

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NYPD Union Head Ed Mullins Won’t Apologize For Tweet Calling Gay US Rep. Ritchie Torres A “First Class Whore”

The New York Post reports: The head of the NYPD’s sergeants union — who is facing up to a two-month discipline over social media posts that include calling the Big Apple’s former health commissioner a “bitch” and a lawmaker a “first class whore” — has defended his actions and says he refuses to apologize for them. In a Monday letter …

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NYPD Removes Barricades Around Trump Tower

Gothamist reports: For nearly five years, since Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, the sidewalks and streets around Trump Tower have been blanketed in a maze of NYPD barricades and security theater. On Wednesday, the police department removed the last of the barricades around 56th and 5th Avenue, and New Yorkers are now free to walk past the former president’s …

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NYPD Probes Cop Seen With Roger Stone On Jan. 6th

The New York Daily News reports: An NYPD officer was caught on camera palling around with longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone and some members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia outside a Washington, D.C. hotel hours before the deadly U.S. Capitol siege, the Daily News has learned. Salvatore Greco, 38, a 12-year NYPD veteran, shows up in the background of …

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NYPD Hit With Class Action Suit Over BLM Protests

Gothamist reports: Mayor Bill de Blasio and his embattled police department are facing yet another lawsuit over the NYPD’s treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters — with a potentially “astronomical” price tag for city taxpayers. Filed in federal court on Thursday, the new class action lawsuit accuses the NYPD of violating the rights of New Yorkers through “demoralizing and brutal …

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