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(Gothamist)   Cop secretly records his supervisor ordering him to assume young black men are criminals in a) rural Georgia b) small town in Mississippi c) the Bronx   (gothamist.com) divider line 318
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2013-03-24 03:32:51 PM  
can we get his name and address and send him a lot of pizzas?
just this once?
 
2013-03-24 03:39:12 PM  
Shocking.  Truly.  Wait, wait, let me put on my shocked face.

::rolleyes::
 
2013-03-24 03:56:53 PM  
He should have just said stop and frisk any male teenager and the policy would have been just about as effective. Teenage males are assholes and its society's job to keep them in line. We used to have rituals that did the job..... war games, tests of strength and endurance, vision questions, and the like that helped to keep the worst in check.
 
2013-03-24 04:14:50 PM  
With the way New York is, I'm pretty sure everyone poor is a criminal at all times. Way too many laws and King Bloomberg keeps trying to pass more.
 
2013-03-24 04:25:02 PM  
Right wing racist cops? That almost never happens

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2013-03-24 05:15:41 PM  
Too bad his supervisor didn't have a physics degree. He could have started with "Assume a spherical criminal..."
 
2013-03-24 05:34:03 PM  

Snarfangel: Too bad his supervisor didn't have a physics degree. He could have started with "Assume a spherical criminal..."


LOL!
 
2013-03-24 06:06:25 PM  
This just in: NYPD Prides itself on being corrupt and racist.

Also, they can't hit the broad side of a barn.
 
2013-03-24 06:38:31 PM  
There's a hold up in the Bronx,
Brooklyn's broken out in fights.
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
That's backed up to Jackson Heights.
There's a scout troop short a child,
Kruschev's due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?
 
2013-03-24 06:38:31 PM  
If it weren't for the black population, crime would be cut by 67%

I think this guy should be mayor.
 
2013-03-24 06:40:44 PM  

Godscrack: Right wing racist cops? That almost never happens

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Sandusky cops? Racist? Don't you know what goes down at Cedar Point? Dems' be fightin' words!

/kidding
//honestly, truly kidding
///gotta love the "courage" of some people when it comes to self portraits
 
2013-03-24 06:40:44 PM  
If this happened in the "backwards" fly-over states it would forever be a talking point of how backwards areas not on the coasts are.  If it happened in the South...same thing:  "see how messed up the south is, why can't it be like New York."  Since it happened in the the capital of understanding and forward thinking it is relegated to "meh" status for some reason.
 
2013-03-24 06:42:44 PM  
I always thought the right people were mostly rich old white males.
 
2013-03-24 06:43:26 PM  
To be fair most of the people in the Sheriff's "Mugshot Roundup" tend to be.....well, you know.

/ facts is facts
 
2013-03-24 06:44:30 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: He should have just said stop and frisk any male teenager and the policy would have been just about as effective. Teenage males are assholes and its society's job to keep them in line. We used to have rituals that did the job..... war games, tests of strength and endurance, vision questions, and the like that helped to keep the worst in check.


I could go along with this.  Might as well frisk any girls with them that open their mouths.

/We have to stop these yutes in their tracks
 
2013-03-24 06:44:43 PM  

hardinparamedic: This just in: NYPD Prides itself on being corrupt and racist.

Also, they can't hit the broad side of a barn.


To be fair, there aren't too many barns in the NYPD patrol areas. They can hit innocent bystanders at a decent clip though.

/also not surprised by the NYPD here
//stop and frisk is tied with enhanced pat downs for my least favorite government method
 
2013-03-24 06:45:22 PM  

Wait this is news again, eh?


http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/414/right-to -re main-silent



For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow officers on the job, including their supervisors ordering them to do all sorts of things that police aren't supposed to do. For example, downgrading real crimes into lesser ones, so they wouldn't show up in the crime statistics and make their precinct look bad. Adrian's story first appeared as a five part series in the Village Voice, written by Graham Rayman. Schoolcraft's website looking for other cops to come forward is here. (41 minutes)Criminal Justice • Jobs/Employment • Police

/REALLY worth a listen
//pretty sure the unofficial quotas were mentioned in that too
 
2013-03-24 06:47:38 PM  
Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.
 
2013-03-24 06:48:28 PM  
Wait we found the one good cop who refuses to violate civil rights and records his supervisor telling him to do just that?

Dude is going to show up dead after falling down the stairs onto a knife and accidentally shooting himself 20 times.
 
2013-03-24 06:49:19 PM  

Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.


The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.
 
2013-03-24 06:50:18 PM  
So much for the thin blue line. I'm all in favor of what McCormack did, but if he wants to continue working as a cop going forward, I imagine he'll have a tough time.
 
2013-03-24 06:50:41 PM  
d) all of the above.

Where is the obvious tag anyways?
 
2013-03-24 06:51:48 PM  
Playing the odds.
 
2013-03-24 06:52:03 PM  

diaphoresis: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.


Seriously. I would much, much rather be a black person arrested in Podunk, Mississippi than any farking state in the north east.
 
2013-03-24 06:52:29 PM  
Looks like this is related to the Schoolcraft case.

This American Life had a great story on Schoolcraft a while back.

Schoolcraft was forced out of the NYPD for exposing the unjustifiable stop and frisks. And then they threw in him a mental ward to make everyone think he was crazy. What did he do that made people say he was crazy? Well, he recorded that, too. At about 44:30 on the link above.
 
2013-03-24 06:52:56 PM  

Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.


Citation please. And could you also define "institutional racism"?
As part two of this assignment, should you accept it, please document the empirically-proven benefits of diversity.No fair citing CNN or MSNBC, neither.
 
2013-03-24 06:53:13 PM  

diaphoresis: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.


You find them everywhere. The north is not immune to racism by any means. That isn't to say there isn't rampant racism in the south, because there is... but it exists everywhere.

Stupidity isn't limited to a geographical location.
 
2013-03-24 06:53:30 PM  

diaphoresis: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.


Visit St. Joseph, Michigan... after visiting Benton Harbor, Michigan (right next to each other), The one is the whitest city in Michigan, the other is the darkest. And the whitest city is one of the homes of that well-known bastion of racial harmony and cooperation, the Michigan Militia.
 
2013-03-24 06:54:30 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Wait this is news again, eh?
http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/414/right-to -re main-silent

For 17 months, New York police officer Adrian Schoolcraft recorded himself and his fellow officers on the job, including their supervisors ordering them to do all sorts of things that police aren't supposed to do. For example, downgrading real crimes into lesser ones, so they wouldn't show up in the crime statistics and make their precinct look bad. Adrian's story first appeared as a five part series in the Village Voice, written by Graham Rayman. Schoolcraft's website looking for other cops to come forward is here. (41 minutes)Criminal Justice • Jobs/Employment • Police

/REALLY worth a listen
//pretty sure the unofficial quotas were mentioned in that too


Shakes tiny fist.

Then

www.maniacworld.com
 
2013-03-24 06:55:15 PM  

JohnnyC: Stupidity isn't limited to a geographical location.


Okay, we get your point: white stupid, black good.  Got it.
 
2013-03-24 06:56:06 PM  

JohnnyC: diaphoresis: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.

You find them everywhere. The north is not immune to racism by any means. That isn't to say there isn't rampant racism in the south, because there is... but it exists everywhere.

Stupidity isn't limited to a geographical location.


I think Antartica might be the exception that proves the rule, but you're definitely correct with regards to places naturally populated by humans.
 
2013-03-24 06:58:11 PM  

mjbok: it happened in the the capital of understanding and forward thinking


You have never actually been to NY have you.
 
2013-03-24 06:59:38 PM  

diaphoresis: If it weren't for the black population, crime would be cut by 67%

I think this guy should be mayor.


Pretty much this. Less time in your drum circles, more time researching statistics and crime data.
 
2013-03-24 07:00:29 PM  
What is the problem? Anyone with a brain has no problem figuring out who commits most crimes in America. It's really sad, but the truth isn't always easy to handle. It would be nice if the police could determine which kids are being raised without a strong father figure and parents who don't have a job. Lock these people up before they have a chance to breed!
 
2013-03-24 07:01:14 PM  

rkiller1: JohnnyC: Stupidity isn't limited to a geographical location.

Okay, we get your point: white stupid, black good.  Got it.


No... that isn't at all what I was saying. Racist = stupid. Racism/stupidity isn't limited to a particular race of people either. Odd that you would read what I wrote as meaning that though.

So... are you saying that you're racist and you feel put upon by people who think you're a farking idiot as a result?
 
m00
2013-03-24 07:02:01 PM  
Interesting to see what's stronger on fark... cop hate, or black-people hate.
 
2013-03-24 07:02:03 PM  

JohnnyC
diaphoresis: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.

You find them everywhere. The north is not immune to racism by any means. That isn't to say there isn't rampant racism in the south, because there is... but it exists everywhere.


No, it's not, in fact I would argue it's worse in the NE/West Coast. But I do appreciate the effort to monopolize moral superiority over the South; admit that you have a small racism problems then follow it quickly with how it pales in comparison to a place you've never visited/lived. Shallow and intellectually lazy, but a good effort indeed, it works on a lot of people living in your neck of the woods
 
2013-03-24 07:04:46 PM  

rjkline: What is the problem? Anyone with a brain has no problem figuring out who commits most crimes in America. It's really sad, but the truth isn't always easy to handle. It would be nice if the police could determine which kids are being raised without a strong father figure and parents who don't have a job. Lock these people up before they have a chance to breed!


then 75% of the black population would be locked up then.
 
2013-03-24 07:05:41 PM  

Gdalescrboz: But I do appreciate the effort to monopolize moral superiority over the South; admit that you have a small racism problems then follow it quickly with how it pales in comparison to a place you've never visited/lived.


I was born in Florida, lived there for quite a while. I've also lived in Arkansas and visited every other southeastern state, but by all means... please do go on.
 
2013-03-24 07:05:46 PM  
young black men are criminals in a) rural Georgia b) small town in Mississippi c) the Bronx

Trick question. They are criminals everywhere.
 
2013-03-24 07:06:09 PM  

rkiller1: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

Citation please. And could you also define "institutional racism"?
As part two of this assignment, should you accept it, please document the empirically-proven benefits of diversity.No fair citing CNN or MSNBC, neither.


Boy I'm glad you asked. By "institutional racism" I specifically mean the disparity in sentencing between whites and other ethnicities, per unit of population.

i.imgur.com

States with the highest black-to-white ratio are disproportionately located in the Northeast and Midwest, including the leading states of Iowa, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. This geographic concentration is true as well for the Hispanic-to-white ratio, with the most disproportionate states being Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, and New Jersey

Same pattern holds true for Hispanics.
 
m00
2013-03-24 07:06:37 PM  
Also, if the cop were smart he just would have used one of the many different aliases society uses to avoid saying "black males aged 14-21" when that's what they really mean.

...urban youth...
...likely obama voter...
...gang banger...

etc.
 
2013-03-24 07:06:38 PM  

m00: Interesting to see what's stronger on fark... cop hate, or black-people hate.


Farkers love black cops.

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2013-03-24 07:08:28 PM  

JohnnyC: rkiller1: JohnnyC: Stupidity isn't limited to a geographical location.

Okay, we get your point: white stupid, black good.  Got it.

No... that isn't at all what I was saying. Racist = stupid. Racism/stupidity isn't limited to a particular race of people either. Odd that you would read what I wrote as meaning that though.

So... are you saying that you're racist and you feel put upon by people who think you're a farking idiot as a result?


You sound angry so I'm gonna go play somewhere else now.  Please enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
/Added to ignore.
 
2013-03-24 07:09:18 PM  

JohnnyC: diaphoresis: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

The most bigoted and racist people I've ever experienced was in Michigan... not even kidding... holy crap.

You find them everywhere. The north is not immune to racism by any means. That isn't to say there isn't rampant racism in the south, because there is... but it exists everywhere.

Stupidity isn't limited to a geographical location.


Granted.. but I did learn about a vicious circle of racism up there.. whites complain more about blacks, blacks complain more about Hispanics (according to some: because they are making blacks into 3rd class citizens.. wtf?!), and Hispanics complain more about whites because they feel they are real americans even though they don't have green cards.

It took me about 2 weeks in and around Detroit to get this kind of 'man on the street' opinions.. Honestly, I can't follow the thought process for ANYONE'S opinion in the area.
 
2013-03-24 07:09:47 PM  
When did statistics become racist?  Do the laws of probability no longer apply if they don't suit the libby lib agenda?
 
2013-03-24 07:10:36 PM  

mjbok: If this happened in the "backwards" fly-over states it would forever be a talking point of how backwards areas not on the coasts are.  If it happened in the South...same thing:  "see how messed up the south is, why can't it be like New York."  Since it happened in the the capital of understanding and forward thinking it is relegated to "meh" status for some reason.


Bear in mind that the stories about these scandals are actually getting a huge amount of play in media targeting New Yorkers who are interested in New York, so that's probably not a particularly accurate assessment.

Essentially, all the cool people have simply decided not to tell Ohio where the party is.

/ Kidding.
// Sort of.
 
2013-03-24 07:10:44 PM  

Elegy: rkiller1: Elegy: Fact: Institutional racism is much worse in the North than it is in the south.

Citation please. And could you also define "institutional racism"?
As part two of this assignment, should you accept it, please document the empirically-proven benefits of diversity.No fair citing CNN or MSNBC, neither.

Boy I'm glad you asked. By "institutional racism" I specifically mean the disparity in sentencing between whites and other ethnicities, per unit of population.

[i.imgur.com image 300x219]

States with the highest black-to-white ratio are disproportionately located in the Northeast and Midwest, including the leading states of Iowa, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. This geographic concentration is true as well for the Hispanic-to-white ratio, with the most disproportionate states being Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, and New Jersey

Same pattern holds true for Hispanics.


Please normalize for % of population
 
2013-03-24 07:11:03 PM  

JohnnyC

Gdalescrboz: But I do appreciate the effort to monopolize moral superiority over the South; admit that you have a small racism problems then follow it quickly with how it pales in comparison to a place you've never visited/lived.

I was born in Florida, lived there for quite a while. I've also lived in Arkansas and visited every other southeastern state, but by all means... please do go on.


I call bullshiat. Anyone who has lived in both "parts" of the country, that being solid Red and solid Blue, and is being honest with themselves would acknowledge that racism is actually worse in the NE/West Coast. It exists in both areas, but the south has come to terms with it. The NE/WC pretends it isn't a problem and it get's burried and ignored. It becomes policy, as in this case, and even acceptable. How is it acceptable? Well, you can't fix a problem that doesn't exist right?
 
2013-03-24 07:11:07 PM  

m00: Also, if the cop were smart he just would have used one of the many different aliases society uses to avoid saying "black males aged 14-21" when that's what they really mean.

...urban youth...
...likely obama voter...
...gang banger...

etc.


Canadians..
 
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