NYPD Police Brutality

WCBS: “Cephus said he was bringing ice into a park, when he encountered two police officers checking for liquor. He dropped his bag, and says he was hit 10 to 12 times on the shoulder and upper arms, before a bystander’s camera even started.”

Amazingly, Police Union President Patrick Lynch claims this to be an appropriate amount of force. And while the officer involved has not been suspended, he has been confined to desk duty.

This violence comes only a day after a NYPD officer assaulted a Critical Mass cyclist, brutally pushing him from his bike while he was simply riding down the street.

The officer who assaulted Cephon is Michael Harrington. The officer who assaulted the cyclist is Patrick Pogan, and even Mayor Bloomberg believes Pogan went over the line.

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2 Comments

  1. Strange what Love Does….

    By way of Ed Rants and Youtube, the trailer to David Lynch’s forthcoming three-hour Inland Empire, with Laura Dern, Jeremy……

  2. Mayor Bloomberg is usually wrong over these things – the officer was justified – our objective is to go home the same we we came to work. The moment a cop isn’t there to save you you’ll complain – why not take the test and show us how to police? Otherwise, shut the fuck up!

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