NYPD Cop Steals Cash from Undercover Officer

Putting the Criminal in “Criminal Justice System.” NYPD officer suspected of stealing from suspects caught taking cash from undercover cop in sting operation, sources say.

Do you think the rules apply to cops? Because he clearly didn’t think so.

A Manhattan cop under investigation for allegedly stealing money from people he’s arrested wound up taking cash from the wrong suspect — an undercover officer posing as a drunken driver, police sources said.

Joseph Stokes, who’s assigned to the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side, was busted Tuesday after the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau set up a sting, sources said.

That’s Grand Larceny. Not that justice has been served yet, but I don’t think there is 100 percent chance that he won’t get away with a slap on the wrist. Because while internal affairs may have arrested him, I’m fairly certain that a lot of cops don’t think they should have.

Your Tax Dollars at Work. Or Not

Good Intentions, meet Road-to-Hell Paving Company. ThriveNYC is failing New Yorkers amid spike in NYPD shootings.

So this is (mostly) about the NYPD officer who got hit in the head with a chair, by a mentally disturbed person.

Saturday morning, the peddler was dead, the cop was in a medically induced coma and mutterings of police over-reaction were hanging in the air.

I’m thinking that cop’s family wishes that NYPD reacted faster, and shot the guy before he hit an officer in the head with a chair. But that also isn’t what this article is about.

The good intentions? People in NYC want more done for the mentally unstable. Not least among the reasons are that they are causing problems for the rest of the population. So it might be a good idea if things were done to get the situation under control.

Thus was born ThriveNYC — a classic example of an ill-directed, over-funded, ego-infused fiasco made possible by the fact that nobody, ever, wants to say no to the boss.
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“Only 12% [of Thrive’s near-billion-dollar budget has been] focused on adults with untreated serious mental illness,” says Jaffe. “As a result almost 40% of the most seriously mentally ill in New York City go untreated.”

In other words, there’s plenty of dough to address angst and ennui — but bi-polar Brooklyn peddlers, deranged subway pushers, babbling park-bench homesteaders and the man who crushed the skulls of four fellow vagrants are on their own.

The article notes that mental illness has been an issue for cities for about 50 years, without remarking on what changed 50 years ago to cause the change. What laws were enacted. What institutions were closed. Or why we decided to dump the mentally ill on the streets (or in the jails).

New York’s Finest? Not Hardly

An NYPD screwup two-fer.

This guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed. NYPD cop points gun at waitress’s head in Queens karaoke lounge: police sources

Two cops go out for drinks after shift.

At one point in the night, one of the lounge’s waitresses noticed Hyun Kim’s gun and asked if he was a “gangster,” according to sources.

“No, I’m a cop and this is my boss,” the cop responded, pulling his gun and racking it, which scattered bullets and his magazine on the ground, according to sources.

“We’re the only ones…” quote goes here. Which in NYC, they actually feel that way.

Then there is this idiot. NYPD officer charged with assault in domestic incident.

The 26-year-old cop, Steve Guerrero, with less than 18 months on the job, was arrested just after 9 a.m. Sunday and charged with assault, according to the NYPD.

Good to see that the selection criteria of NYPD is still strong. Or something.

Officer Brian Mulkeen

End of Watch. ‘A great cop’: NYPD Officer Brian Mulkeen killed in the Bronx, possibly with his own gun.

A New York City police officer was fatally shot Sunday in the Bronx during a struggle with an armed assailant, police said.

Chief of Department Terence Monahan said Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, was part of a unit assigned to the area near an apartment complex where gang activity including shootings had recently been reported.

Cops or Criminals

JusticeSometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Off-Duty Cop Caught Playing Security for Cocaine Dealers in Astoria and Maspeth.

An off-duty NYPD officer was charged Wednesday with selling and possessing cocaine for allegedly moonlighting as security for dealers transporting cocaine in Astoria and Maspeth this month.

So this particular cop was in NYPD for 12 years. No word on how long he was involved in the drug trade. Do you think he is the only one? Are we winning the War on (Some) Drugs™?

I Guess She Didn’t Think The Law Applied to Her

She apparently believed that rules and the rule of law are for the little people. NYPD cop gets court date for alleged murder-for-hire plot.

Cincinelli was arrested in May for allegedly giving her boyfriend John DiRubba $7,000 to arrange hits on her estranged husband, Isaiah Carvalho, and DiRubba’s own 15-year-old daughter.

The Federal Court declared there would be “no bail,” and set a trial date for April of next year. It will be interesting to see how this case turns out, once she gets her “day in court.”

Cop Staying at Airbnb Breaks Into Neighboring House

And then he acts like the entitled asshole he clearly is. NYPD Cop facing Prison after Breaking into Family’s Home, Calling them “N*ggers”.

Airbnb is turning into a nightmare for neighbors, because drunk people are stupid. This took place at 2:30 AM in Nashville.

When they told him they were calling 911, he apparently figured out that it was him in the wrong home. But the cops never arrested him, and even though everything, including the audio, was recorded by a security camera, they are “investigating.”

But despite all that, Nashville cops did not arrest him that night, apparently honoring his Blue Privilege.

When he finally appeared in court, he entered a plea of “No contest.” It would be hard to do anything else in the face of video evidence of the whole, incredibly-stupid incident. Any bets on if he get prison or probation or community service?

And NYPD?

The NYPD said it has suspended him without pay “for a time” but he was then placed on “modified duty,” meaning he was receiving a paycheck.

What was that question about “rules” and “cops?” And they STILL have not figured out that there is always a camera.

Do You Think The Rules Apply To Cops?

They certainly don’t think the rules apply to them. All Charges Dropped Against S.I. Repo Man Who Tried to Repossess an NYPD Detective’s Car.

He was trying to repossess a car, but it happened to belong to an NYPD detective. The detective apparently thought he could keep his car even if he didn’t pay his loan. (Those pesky rules again.) So all his buddies in blue arrest the repo guy, boot his truck and charge him with a couple felonies and a bunch of misdemeanors. (Can’t have people thinking that the rules apply to cops.)

The original incident was in May. The felonies disappeared right away, and the misdemeanors were finally dropped. Still, the process is the punishment. He spent 20 hours in jail. And…

Still, Rodriguez says he is out thousands of dollars in earnings because the police placed a boot on his rig for nearly two weeks.

And he had a Go Pro camera, that was recording, but of course the cops destroyed the evidence, and I do mean “of course they did.” What did you expect them to do with evidence they don’t like? Turn it over to the DA?

He’s filed a claim against the NYPD as a whole and the 2 officers who were acting like jack-booted thugs. Or maybe they weren’t acting.

Things Left To Themselves, Tend To Go From Bad To Worse

So the NYPD ignored their officers being doused with water. Chunk of concrete, bottles thrown at NYPD cops in separate incidents.

Did they really think it would stop on its own?

Cops are looking for a man who threw a chunk of concrete at officers during a concert in Central Park — and arrested another man earlier for hurling bottles at police, The Post has learned.

If you given them an inch, they will take a mile. (I’m not sure who said that.)

Old White Women, Kicked to the Curb in NYPD

I guess the progressive hierarchy of who deserves protection has shifted recently. NYPD’s Top Female Officers Sue NYC, Claim De Blasio And Police Commissioner Fired Them For Being Older And White.

Startling charges of discrimination have been made by two of the highest ranking women in the NYPD.

They say they got the boot because they are older, female, and white.

So age discrimination, sexual discrimination or racial discrimination, take your pick.

“He needed to move four white older chiefs out because he made a deal with the mayor and his wife,” Jaffe alleges.

Progress.

NYPD Cops Lie, Plant Evidence to Meet Quotas

Because Justice is not really a concern of the Criminal Justice System. We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies.

A former NYPD narcotics detective snared in a corruption scandal testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.

The bombshell testimony from Stephen Anderson is the first public account of the twisted culture behind the false arrests in the Brooklyn South and Queens narc squads, which led to the arrests of eight cops and a massive shakeup.

Because they were reviewed on the number of arrests, the number of arrests had to be kept up. Justice? Ethics? These things don’t enter into their performance reviews. The only question was, “Did you make enough arrests?” Whether they were legitimate or not was not an issue.

A federal judge presiding over the suit said the NYPD’s plagued by “widespread falsification” by arresting officers.

Not one bad cop having a bad day. Two divisions with (what looks like) a policy of framing innocent people. (Hat tip to Irons in the Fire.)

I’d Call It a Crisis of Faith

But then faith isn’t too popular an outlook today. Not in New York City. NYPD officers’ suicides prompt top cop to cite ‘mental health crisis’.

The commissioner of the country’s largest police force said the department has a “crisis” on its hands after three officers killed themselves in 10 days.

New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill described the situation Friday as a “mental-health crisis,” and said that law enforcement as a whole “must take action.”

Sometime in the past 50 years we traded faith for “mental health.” I don’t think we’ve come out ahead.

You Miss Payments And Your Car Will Be Repossessed. Unless…

Unless you are a New York City cop. A Tow Truck Driver Repossessed an NYPD Officer’s Car. Then, He Ended up in Handcuffs.

Just because he missed payments, and the bank had already repossessed the car, didn’t mean it wasn’t stealing. Or something.

But the repo man said he told them it wasn’t that easy: once a car is on the tow truck and logged in, it’s the bank’s property.

Rodriguez said police then surrounded him, accused him of auto theft, and arrested him for possession of stolen property — a felony.

“This is totally wrong. This should have never happened,” said Rodriguez’s boss, Anthony Destefano.

The felony charge disappeared in favor of misdemeanors, but his truck hasn’t been released. Nor has an iPhone, iPad or laptop been returned.

When asked about the incident, the NYPD said, “A male victim stated to police that an unlicensed tow truck was in possession of his vehicle without authorization” and that after a “police investigation,” Rodriguez was arrested and charges were filed.

Rodriguez has already retained an attorney and says he is contemplating moving ahead with a lawsuit against the NYPD.

Can’t have the Little People thinking that cops have to live by the same rules. What kind of Police State would it be if the Cops had to follow the rules?

The NYPD Apologizes for the Stonewall Raid

A couple weeks before the 50th anniversary of the raid, NYPD apologizes. NYPD sorry for ’69 raid at now-landmark Stonewall gay bar.

Of course a bunch of people who were not involved, and not even part of the NYPD 50 years ago, apologize for something that a bunch of other people did. This only makes sense in the 21st Century. Do you think any of the cops who were actually involved in the raid would have apologized? Me neither. (Who should apologize for the sacking of Rome? The burning of the library at Alexandria? The siege of Troy?)

Of course it’s political.

Organizers of what is expected to be a massive LGBT Pride celebration in the city this year had called this week for police to apologize. So had City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay.

So now that’s done, the NYPD never has to think about its history vis-à-vis gays again.

And the apology is better than how the Fort Worth police department and Texas liquor board, handled the 40th anniversary. Stonewall… Revisited? Fort Worth Bar gets raided the night before the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. Hey, it was just a coincidence that they raided a gay bar the night before the anniversary of Stonewall. The Texas liquor board released a report stating that the fact that it was a gay bar was not an issue. Cops and bureaucrats wouldn’t LIE, would they?

Here’s a link to a post on the history of stonewall from the archives.

NYPD: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

They look good, if you only use their stats. Newsy Finds NYPD Undercounting Rape By 38% Compared To FBI Statistics.

It’s a bit of an overstatement, they just aren’t using the (new) nationally approved definition of Rape. They’re using the old definition.

The nation’s largest police agency does not count forced oral or anal sex as “rape” in reports on its website.

Now they are reporting to the state and feds correctly (as according to the definition that the feds use), but they didn’t bother to change their internal reporting to reflect the 21st Century.

This is mostly a PR problem, but it is probably going to become a major PR problem until the get with the modern program.

38 Years with the NYPD

The recent history of New York in one biography. NYPD’s longest-tenured murder detective retiring after 38 years.

“I can’t believe how much the city has changed in 38 years. … I laugh now when detectives talk about how busy we are,” said McMahon. “There were nights in the past when I was working and I would catch two murders in the same shift.”

He saw years when NYC had 2000 homicides. “Now we have under 300.”

Anyway, it’s worth a look only because it is one cop in the news and the Left isn’t calling for his lynching. (Of course I won’t be surprised if that changes.)

It Can Be Hard To Tell the Good Guys From the Bad Guys

Especially when the good guys are being bad guys. NYPD Vice Cop Pleads Guilty To Helping Run Prostitution Ring.

Unfortunately, “Criminal” is often the most important word in Criminal Justice System.

A Brooklyn detective pleaded guilty to charges that he assisted a prostitution and gambling enterprise in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island.

He was identifying undercover cops, and warning about raids. It took since 2015 for the Internal Affairs division to put the case together.

Cops Still Haven’t Figured Out There Are Cameras Everywhere

JusticeEspecially in a place like New York City. Cop charged with lying about drug deals, putting innocent people behind bars.

Franco, a 19-year veteran of the force, was assigned to Narcotics Borough Manhattan South when he busted three defendants for dealing drugs in separate incidents, claiming he observed each illicit exchange, prosecutors said.

In each of the cases, investigators obtained video surveillance that directly contradicted Franco’s alleged observations.

Because how are you going to get a jury to believe you over a cop, the 3 people in question took plea deals, and 2 went to prison. But hey, I was always said the key word in “Criminal Justice System” was “Criminal,” and not “Justice.”

And then there is the question of how long has he been doing this kind of thing. I mean 19 years ago, there was much less of a chance that everything you did in NYC would be on camera. So has he been lying and sending innocent people to jail the whole time? Do you think he only started in the past year?

NYPD Cooking the Books on Crime

There are lies, damn lies and statistics. And NYPD’s CompStat is statistics about crime. Brooklyn family claims in suit that NYPD harassed them as part of effort to keep CompStat crime numbers down.

They wanted the family to lie about a gunshot. When they wouldn’t, their lives were turned upside down.

Lopez-Lopez’s lawsuit claims cops repeatedly harassed them with threats during the month after the shooting – before ultimately arresting his entire family.

Lopez-Lopez, who works as a store manager, is a legal gun owner but cops took his firearm away during the weeks before the arrest, telling him “all you have to do is tell us your brother shot himself and you will get your gun back right now and your life will go back to normal,” the complaint says. The pistol he had was not alleged to have been used in the shooting.

It goes on from their. Because CompStat is big business. The mayor of NYC and the Police Commissioner have press conferences proclaiming how the statistics show everything is great. Of course if the statistics are a fabrication…

Ex-NYPD Cop Turns Himself In for Evidence Tampering

This has been in my news feeds for several days, and I’ve had too much other good stuff to write about and it just didn’t jump off the page. Ex-NYPD cop who allegedly shot romantic rival in face surrenders to authorities.

It showed up again today, though not the Post’s article linked above. On the surface it is a dispute between two guys over the ex-girlfriend of one of them, and current girlfriend of the other.

But after an argument, the then off-duty-cop shot the current boyfriend in the jaw. And then he did something that will keep the NYPD and the Union from sweeping it under the rug.

Their confrontation was caught on video and appeared to show Santana recoil and turn away from Blake when he was shot, authorities said.

The clip, which is nearly a minute long, then shows Blake place an object — later determined to be a knife — next to Santana’s torso, officials said.

Seconds later, Blake is seen turning back to the victim and retrieving the knife before the video cuts out, authorities said.

When he realized he was on security camera video, he decided that dropping a weapon was probably a bad idea. Actually, the whole thing was a bad idea.

So when will cops understand, especially in a place like New York City, that there is a good chance they are on video? My guess is that if they haven’t figured it out by now, they never will.

The other question is, if there are parts of NYC where you wouldn’t be on video, has he done this kind of thing in the past? (Dropped a weapon when the evidence at hand is “inconvenient” that is.)

He’s an ex-cop, because the NYPD fired him after an internal affairs investigation, and now he is charged with tampering with evidence.