The silence over the Thabo Sefolosha trial is deafening … and mystifying

THE GUARDIAN An NBA player whose leg was unjustifiably broken in a struggle with NYPD officers could barely crack the headlines in 2015. But it was far more important than the usual sports trivia On Friday, Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha was found not guiltyof disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and misdemeanor obstruction of a… More The silence over the Thabo Sefolosha trial is deafening … and mystifying

Watch Video Of Brutal NYPD Attack On Black Tennis Player For Texting While Black (VIDEO)

ADDICTING INFO James Blake, an African-American tennis icon, recently made headlines for something besides his numerous appearances in the singles finals — after the NYPD brutally tackled him for standing on a street corner and using his cell phone while also having skin darker than a freshly washed Klan hood. The former tennis player was… More Watch Video Of Brutal NYPD Attack On Black Tennis Player For Texting While Black (VIDEO)

10 things you need to know today: December 28, 2014

The Week An AirAsia plane goes missing, thousands turn out for an NYPD officer’s funeral, and more. 1. Indonesia suspends search for missing AirAsia plane Darkness and poor weather forced Indonesian search crews to postpone their hunt for an AirAsia plane that went missing Sunday morning en route to Singapore. Flight QZ8501, which was carrying… More 10 things you need to know today: December 28, 2014

It’s Time for the NYPD to Stop Treating Mentally Ill New Yorkers Like Criminals

Mental illness is not a crime but policeman around the country (not just NYPD) refuse to accept that premise… The Nation – Over Criminalized How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests. Hawa Bah had not expected the police. It was September 2012, and she had just arrived in New… More It’s Time for the NYPD to Stop Treating Mentally Ill New Yorkers Like Criminals

Video Shows NYPD Officer Hitting Teen In The Face With His Gun

H/t: Ted Just like Ted said in his email about this article: Sheila, the stupid bastards just won’t learn. The Huffington Post Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and bashing a 16-year-old suspect in the face with a gun despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained by DNAinfo… More Video Shows NYPD Officer Hitting Teen In The Face With His Gun

Medical Workers Say NYPD Cops Beat Man Shackled In A Stretcher

I wonder where the rage against Blacks, especially against those who are poor, is coming from in the NYPD and other places across the country?  In retrospect, it’s a rhetorical question… Think Progress The New York Daily News has uncovered yet another allegation of egregious force by New York Police Department officers. Emergency medical technicians told… More Medical Workers Say NYPD Cops Beat Man Shackled In A Stretcher

NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

A friend emailed me today and asked me why hadn’t I reported some of the malicious treatment by police officers against alleged “perpetrators” in recent weeks.  I think I wrote back saying that I have in fact reported on police violence in the past but wanted to stick to the tagline of this blog: Sorting out… More NYPD drags a 48-year-old naked woman from her apartment as neighbors protest and tape arrest

Here’s The History Of NYPD Abuse That Turned Its PR Campaign Into A Twitter Assault

Apparently, it was not the response the NYPD was expecting.  Well done Twitterverse, well done… Think Progress The New York Police Department may be showing early signs of reforming its practices, but it still hasn’t come to terms with its image. In a PR gaffe that was seemingly predictable to everyone but the NYPD, the Department… More Here’s The History Of NYPD Abuse That Turned Its PR Campaign Into A Twitter Assault

Small plane makes emergency landing on Bronx, N.Y., expressway; at least 3 injured

I am quite familiar with the Major Deegan Expressway.  The site of a plane making an emergency landing must have been a shock to all…including the quick thinking pilot. NBC News A small plane made an emergency landing on the busy Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx Saturday afternoon, resulting in minor injuries to three… More Small plane makes emergency landing on Bronx, N.Y., expressway; at least 3 injured