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.)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.)
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.