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New York, New York – It’s A Heckava Town!

(from Wirecutter)

To Serve…..

(NEWSER) – A civilian review panel tasked with investigating complaints against New York City cops has spotted a trend: NYPD officers knocking cellphones and other video recording devices out of the hands of concerned citizens. In a three-year analysis of complaints against city officers starting in 2014, the Civilian Complaint Review Board discovered 257 complaints that contained 346 allegations of officer interference with civilian recordings of police actions, LawNewz reports, citing a CCRB report. In addition to knocking devices out of civilians’ hands, those acts of interference included verbal directions to stop recording, obstructing sightlines, and threatening to arrest or detain civilians for recording police actions. All told, 46% of the complaints alleged physical interference.

Let’s see…

It’s New York, so I cannot carry a weapon.

And the police can do as they please and interfere with lawful recording in public of questionable events.

Hardly the NYC police department as portrayed in Tom Selleck’s TV series Blue Bloods!

(Of course, Selleck is NOT the real police commissioner of NYC, either!)

Reminiscent of watching Air Force One, and seeing a President fight terrorists.  Then leaving the theater feeling great, then remembering that the real President (at the time) was Bill Clinton!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “New York, New York – It’s A Heckava Town!

  1. Unfortunately, this has been happening all across the country, not just NYC. 😦

    Posted by tomiarthistorian | July 5, 2017, 9:55 am
  2. It happens all the time. Unfortunately, the police business (and I use that term purposely) attracts more than its fair share of bullies, attracted by the power and the gun.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | July 5, 2017, 11:25 am
    • Hence that ‘balance’, (theoretically) brought about by openness and civilian review boards.
      And hopefully ‘nipped-in-the-bud’ be pre-employment screening.
      We (as a society) and ‘they’ (the constabulary)are not perfect.
      They are the government’s show of force on the street. We need them.
      BUT, if they forget they are to protect everyone’s rights (even the criminal) then we are no
      better than a banana republic!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | July 6, 2017, 7:49 am

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