The NYPD is, effectively, a paramilitary group operating in one of the largest cities in the world. From the NY Post: The NYPD will launch a unit of 350 cops to handle both counterterrorism and protests — riding vehicles equipped with machine guns and riot gear — under a re-engineering plan to be rolled out over the coming months. The Strategic Response Group, or SRG, will be devoted to “advanced disorder control and counterterrorism protection,” responding to the sort of demonstrations that erupted after the Eric Garner grand jury decision and also events like the […]
The NYPD has been using a secretive program for several years using unmarked vans with x-ray machines inside. They’re supposed to detect bombs. ProPublica spent three years attempting to determine what the program was about, but the NYPD refused. It took a judge to order the release of the records to learn anything. The ruling follows a nearly three-year legal battle by ProPublica, which had requested police reports, training materials, contracts and any health and safety tests on the vans under the state’s Freedom of Information Law. ProPublica filed the request as part of its […]
ABC News | ABC Sports News Story from NY Times. The officer loses his badge and gun and placed on modified assignment. The original video.
Pamela Held was initially pulled over by police for not having an inspection sticker on her car. In the course of events, Officer Sean Christian obtained Held’s cell phone, which had nude photos of her. Christian then forwarded the photos to his own cell phone and Held is now suing the police department. Held’s nightmarish ordeal unfolded the night of Feb. 6 when five cops in a police van pulled over her Sentra in Ridgewood because it had no inspection sticker. The cops found prescription drugs in the car, so the officers, including Christian, hauled […]