Because freedom can't protect itself
Great post! This is such disturbing behavior. The NYC police dept is completely out of control! Maybe the recent reduction in stop-and-frisks shows that public attention can have an impact on these egregious behaviors.
Keep up the good work ACLU!
Thank-you! For all you do.
It would be a backward policy, if it was not intended to intimidate and demoralize protesters. . . . . . . and to be judge, jury, and executioner
One news photo spoke 1000 words showing a much more civilized handling of protesters in Russia.
What was it Gore Vidal was saying about police being recruited from the criminal class? Thinking we have at least several criminal classes in the USA. (finance and banking, MIC, Oil, drugs, politics, MSM, religious, and then there is the common thief)
The ridiculous idea that you cannot photograph the police seems to be worse in states like New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania and California. It's not a coincidence that these are also states in which out of control public employees unions have the most influence in state legislatures. This is not a safety or security issue, it's about protecting abusive or incompetent public employees at the public's expense.
Born and raised in Germany, these these "NYPD police towers" evoke eerie souvenirs for me about the Berlin Wall and total surveillance. My mind associates these watch towers with totalitarian regimes... am I wrong?
I do understand that the few top beneficiaries of the capitalist system, the top 1%, have to use all means to keep their supremacy in place. These police watch towers and the surveillance methods seem to symbolize how increasingly difficult it must be for the top 1% to keep this loop-sided economic system in place, don't you think?
So is the Hanschu Consent Decree no longer in effect, or is the Handschu Commission just toothless?
NYPD , Anti Americans against freedom , NYPD are the terrorist , attacking Americans in the Land of the Free . Every American should own a gun and the Constitution of the United States . Soldiers are being killed in the name of freedom , NYPD , is ANTI AMERICAN ...
*I* can tell you why we aren't allowed to tape them: Because they're big fat JERKS and control freaks of the highest order who feel more sorry for a millionaire than a NORMAL person.
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