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(New York Daily News)   Having cleaned up all other crime in the city, NYC police rough up, handcuff and detain 15-year-old girl for using someone else's MetroCard. Except it was her card   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2012-08-04 10:50:05 PM  
Imagine what would have happened to this poor girl if she was caught drinking a 16 ounce soda!
 
2012-08-04 10:59:31 PM  
Hearts and minds. Respect for the law. All that.
 
2012-08-04 11:02:43 PM  
And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.
 
2012-08-04 11:39:25 PM  

mikemoto: Imagine what would have happened to this poor girl if she was caught drinking a 16 ounce soda!


Those cops should be on strike anyway!
 
2012-08-04 11:49:07 PM  

Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.


I'm white and I don't trust the police for shiat.
 
2012-08-05 12:08:59 AM  
And people wonder why nobody gives a fark when some drug addict shoots a cop.
 
2012-08-05 12:09:48 AM  
Idiots: the exist in all walks of life.

Only you hear about them (read: remember hearing about them) more often when they are cops or people in other positions of power.

shiat happens. These guys were dumbasses. Move on.

/white
//don't trust cops
 
2012-08-05 12:10:17 AM  
Paging CruiserTwelve...
 
2012-08-05 12:10:30 AM  
Wow, sounds like a blast to be a cop in New York. You get to stop and frisk anybody you feel like and beat up teenage girls!
 
2012-08-05 12:14:27 AM  

fusillade762: Wow, sounds like a blast to be a cop in New York. You get to stop and frisk anybody you feel like and beat up teenage girls!


Go on...
 
2012-08-05 12:15:00 AM  
Pleasedon'tbeblackpleasedon'tbeblack....
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Aw, fu.....

// seriously? SERIOUSLY?
 
2012-08-05 12:18:39 AM  
News Flash: 15-year old girls often look like adults.
 
2012-08-05 12:20:35 AM  
The worst part about is that Reverend Al might be trying to round up TV cameras as we speak.
 
2012-08-05 12:20:35 AM  
The main thing that bothers me is that they actually gave a shiat about weither or not the card was valid....Wait she was black? Never mind then.
/Generally don't see this kind of crap in Minnesota. I say generally because of the whole Gang Task Force fiasco.
 
2012-08-05 12:21:35 AM  
The mom, Marisol Sumpter, raced back to the family home, got her daughter's birth certificate, and returned to the station - and only then was Alexis uncuffed and released.

I'm surprised they made her do this, and that she complied rather than telling them all to EABOD.

Most mothers I know would become a white-hot orb of righteous fury by that point.
 
2012-08-05 12:24:00 AM  
Rudy Giuliani. Another success story.
 
2012-08-05 12:24:13 AM  
MetroCarding while black?
i3.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-05 12:24:56 AM  
WTF?? She looks and sounds like a teenager.
 
2012-08-05 12:25:45 AM  
If I was a lawyer in NYC, I'd be making a few phone calls and offering to file a nice expensive lawsuit against the city and police department for this.
 
2012-08-05 12:26:53 AM  
Gotta meet that quota.
 
2012-08-05 12:26:53 AM  
As a white man with some run ins with said aforementioned type of law enforcement. The best is when they have to take the stand and explain themselves in front of a judge and defense attorney. I had to hold back the laughter when the prosecutor facepalmed himself.


/I hope this girl gets her day in court
 
2012-08-05 12:27:25 AM  

mikemoto: Imagine what would have happened to this poor girl if she was caught drinking a 16 ounce soda!


If she had had Skittles on her, she'd probably be dead.
 
2012-08-05 12:30:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

I'm white and I don't trust the police for shiat.


Same here, but you gotta admit the cops trust us white people more than others.
 
2012-08-05 12:31:53 AM  
their must be more to the story... Leave it to fark libs to jump to conclusions when it comes to hating cops
 
2012-08-05 12:31:58 AM  

Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.


Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.
 
2012-08-05 12:34:36 AM  

RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.


Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.
 
2012-08-05 12:37:01 AM  
Did she start screaming and yelling, flapping her arms and stomping her feet when asked to verify her card when cooperating and being let go on her marry way would have been so much easier?

Or were these cops just play acting being jerks for the day??

//we will never know..unless there is video
 
2012-08-05 12:40:37 AM  

RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.


What you say a police department made up of minorities targeting "minorities"???
 
2012-08-05 12:41:01 AM  

Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.


Even if the majority of criminals caught are black and/or Latino, that doesn't mean that the majority of criminals themselves are. This actually suggests that the cops are targeting more blacks and Latinos, making this a self-fulfilling prophecy.

And even if blacks and Latinos are in fact the majority race of criminals, that doesn't mean that the majority of blacks and Latinos themselves are criminals, making targeting them completely unwarranted.

This is Sheriff Joe-level reasoning right here.
 
2012-08-05 12:41:51 AM  

red5ish: News Flash: 15-year old girls often look like adults.


Especially the black ones, what's up with that?
 
gja
2012-08-05 12:46:28 AM  
Que the lawyers suing the ever-loving shiat out of the NYPD in 3......2.......1


/thanks a lot you azzhat cops, just what we NY taxpayers need, to foot yet more bills racked up by you losers
 
2012-08-05 12:47:12 AM  

Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.


In one year, the NYPD did more stop and frisks of African-American males than there are African-American males in all of New York City.
 
2012-08-05 12:47:43 AM  

austerity101: Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.

Even if the majority of criminals caught are black and/or Latino, that doesn't mean that the majority of criminals themselves are. This actually suggests that the cops are targeting more blacks and Latinos, making this a self-fulfilling prophecy.

And even if blacks and Latinos are in fact the majority race of criminals, that doesn't mean that the majority of blacks and Latinos themselves are criminals, making targeting them completely unwarranted.

This is Sheriff Joe-level reasoning right here.


I'm not suggesting what you're implying...just saying that if they are trying to rack up stats, and they can only jump out on X number of people in a day, the likelihood of them finding something (warrant / drugs / etc.) goes up if they jump out on a certain segment of the population.

Some of the FBI statistics are likely the result of self fulfilling prophecy, but they are also the result of culture, especially single parenthood, which is the greatest predictor of future criminality when all other factors (race / wealth / location / etc.) are controlled for.
 
2012-08-05 12:47:53 AM  

indylaw: their must be more to the story... Leave it to fark libs to jump to conclusions when it comes to hating cops


I have nothing but respect for the police when they actually do their job after all they can and do put their life on the line. However any organization that is given the power over others is to be watched closely and harsh actions must be taken when they step over the line in order to make sure that such instances do not happen again.

/Police should be examples on how to behave not examples on how to use force to make people do what you want.
 
2012-08-05 12:49:21 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Idiots: the exist in all walks of life.

Only you hear about them (read: remember hearing about them) more often when they are cops or people in other positions of power.

shiat happens. These guys were dumbasses. Move on.

/white
//don't trust cops


I have a real problem with that whole "move on" attitude. Acting like a sheeple is part of what allows "cops or people in other positions of power" free reign to play their petty power-trip games. If the account as told is true, I hope three supposed "officers of the law" lose their jobs and a 15 year old girl gains enough financial freedom to take her education as far as she wants and then buy her first house outright.
 
2012-08-05 12:52:20 AM  

Rincewind53: Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.

In one year, the NYPD did more stop and frisks of African-American males than there are African-American males in all of New York City.


Your point being?

While the guys on Wall St. might be criminals, it's somewhat unlikely that any given one will have warrants or be carrying drugs. A minority neighborhood on the other hand... The causes of that difference are many, but the fact that there is such a difference isn't much up for debate. Not saying it's right...simply saying that if they are in need of X number of arrests, patting down a guy in the middle of the projects is statistically more likely to produce results than the guy coming out of the stock exchange.
 
2012-08-05 12:52:38 AM  
*Sigh*, the NYPD once again shows that they're little more than racist assholes with no regard for the Constitution. Ray Kelly and Mike Bloomberg are nothing more than scum
 
2012-08-05 12:53:34 AM  

Silly Jesus: austerity101: Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.

Even if the majority of criminals caught are black and/or Latino, that doesn't mean that the majority of criminals themselves are. This actually suggests that the cops are targeting more blacks and Latinos, making this a self-fulfilling prophecy.

And even if blacks and Latinos are in fact the majority race of criminals, that doesn't mean that the majority of blacks and Latinos themselves are criminals, making targeting them completely unwarranted.

This is Sheriff Joe-level reasoning right here.

I'm not suggesting what you're implying...just saying that if they are trying to rack up stats, and they can only jump out on X number of people in a day, the likelihood of them finding something (warrant / drugs / etc.) goes up if they jump out on a certain segment of the population.

Some of the FBI statistics are likely the result of self fulfilling prophecy, but they are also the result of culture, especially single parenthood, which is the greatest predictor of future criminality when all other factors (race / wealth / location / etc.) are controlled for.


Too bad the legal system doesnt "jump out on" the criminal financial "segment of the population" with the same thoroughness.
 
2012-08-05 12:54:23 AM  

indylaw: their must be more to the story... Leave it to fark libs to jump to conclusions when it comes to hating cops


1/10...there are plenty of conservatives, communists, socialists, and those who claim no party affiliation who hate cops too. "There", "their", and "they're"...you might suck in some more troll feed with a better command (and/or attention to) the English language.
 
2012-08-05 12:55:03 AM  

indylaw: their must be more to the story... Leave it to fark libs to jump to conclusions when it comes to hating cops


Yeah, because the NYPD has bent over backwards to make sure that they treat everyone with respect, right? Heroes of 9-11 my ass.
 
2012-08-05 12:55:59 AM  
Dont be black in New York. They dont much like that there.
 
2012-08-05 12:56:08 AM  

KimNorth: Did she start screaming and yelling, flapping her arms and stomping her feet when asked to verify her card when cooperating and being let go on her marry way would have been so much easier?

Or were these cops just play acting being jerks for the day??

//we will never know..unless there is video


She admits to being "defensive" in the video, and considering it's "asserting their rights" when they scream at the return desk when they aren't allowed to bring back used diapers that the store is "RACIST!!111", so I'm having fun trying to figure out what "defensive" is code for.

/I'm guessing clawing, scratching, and screaming an incoherent slurry while trying to bite

@Rincewind53: Well, plenty of people come to visit NYC, after all.
 
2012-08-05 12:57:02 AM  
What exactly is the problem here? Cops suspected a girl was using a stolen metrocard, moved her up stairs, handcuffed her, and held her until her age could be proven. "Held her face against the wall," "grabbed roughly" - she's farking 15 and apparently has never had a run-in with a cop before. Talk about an attention whore.

If you want to cry about bad cops, find something real. This is just "wahhh police brutality"
 
2012-08-05 12:58:47 AM  

Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.


So because she's black, it's automatically assumed that the cops only harassed her because she's black? Wow, just farking wow.
 
2012-08-05 01:02:02 AM  
She was on her way to an internship and was probably wearing appropriate clothes. If she had been dressed as a stereotypical young urban black from Harlem they would have said it was suspicion of prostitution or planted some drugs.
 
2012-08-05 01:03:10 AM  

Sargun: What exactly is the problem here? Cops suspected a girl was using a stolen metrocard, moved her up stairs, handcuffed her, and held her until her age could be proven. "Held her face against the wall," "grabbed roughly" - she's farking 15 and apparently has never had a run-in with a cop before. Talk about an attention whore.

If you want to cry about bad cops, find something real. This is just "wahhh police brutality"


Right, because every 15 year old girl deserves manhandling by three adult cops for the possibility of committing a non-violent misdemeanor.
 
2012-08-05 01:03:47 AM  

Silly Jesus: Rincewind53: Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.

In one year, the NYPD did more stop and frisks of African-American males than there are African-American males in all of New York City.

Your point being?

While the guys on Wall St. might be criminals, it's somewhat unlikely that any given one will have warrants or be carrying drugs. A minority neighborhood on the other hand... The causes of that difference are many, but the fact that there is such a difference isn't much up for debate. Not saying it's right...simply saying that if they are in need of X number of arrests, patting down a guy in the middle of the projects is statistically more likely to produce results than the guy coming out of the stock exchange.


More white people than black people smoke marijuana. Every study done in the last decade has confirmed this. Black people are overwhelmingly arrested for marijuana use at a higher rate than white people.

Studies have shown that, when controlling for every other variable, being white will result in a lower sentence when involved in the criminal justice system. Simply being black can be the difference between a plea deal for a probation before judgement (nothing on the record) and thirty days in jail.

Furthermore, what do you mean by "in need of X number of arrests"? Are you saying that the cops should have quotas? Like, today go out and arrest ten people? Because quotas have been ruled illegal, but the police don't stop having them, leading to more and more abuses of rights. Hell, I'm working for the public defender's office this summer, and last week I got to watch a video of a cop blatantly violate someone's constitutional rights, and when you read his police report he blatantly lied about what happened. The only way we can prove he's lying is because he was stupid enough to do it in front of the police camera.
 
2012-08-05 01:04:03 AM  

LessO2: The worst part about is that Reverend Al might be trying to round up TV cameras as we speak.


I think the "good reverend" needs to give them some trouble this time they got it comming to them
 
2012-08-05 01:05:48 AM  

Frederick: Silly Jesus: austerity101: Silly Jesus: RexTalionis: Rincewind53: And people wonder why black people still distrust the police.

Well, the NYPD is kind of making an art of harassing black and hispanic people. Their random stop and frisk policies essentially targets minorities.

Maybe they took some classes on statistics and probability.

Even if the majority of criminals caught are black and/or Latino, that doesn't mean that the majority of criminals themselves are. This actually suggests that the cops are targeting more blacks and Latinos, making this a self-fulfilling prophecy.

And even if blacks and Latinos are in fact the majority race of criminals, that doesn't mean that the majority of blacks and Latinos themselves are criminals, making targeting them completely unwarranted.

This is Sheriff Joe-level reasoning right here.

I'm not suggesting what you're implying...just saying that if they are trying to rack up stats, and they can only jump out on X number of people in a day, the likelihood of them finding something (warrant / drugs / etc.) goes up if they jump out on a certain segment of the population.

Some of the FBI statistics are likely the result of self fulfilling prophecy, but they are also the result of culture, especially single parenthood, which is the greatest predictor of future criminality when all other factors (race / wealth / location / etc.) are controlled for.

Too bad the legal system doesnt "jump out on" the criminal financial "segment of the population" with the same thoroughness.


I agree completely. And if they did, and they were trying to bump up those stats, they would be parked on Wall St. I doubt it would be implied that that was a racist action, though.
 
2012-08-05 01:07:49 AM  
Kill cops because cops kill.
 
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