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Stop and frisk goof

2013-07-31 16:41:55.154217+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Plainclothes officers stop and frisk NYPD's highest ranking uniformed black officer.

"How you can not know or recognize a chief in a department SUV with ID around his neck, I don't know," a police source said.

Which is, of course, a totally bullshit question. The real question is why cops are hassling people with dark skin color without reasonable cause.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-07-31 17:05:34.146033+00 by: meuon

Stupid question, but why NOT stop and check him out. Especially after the Detroit cops shenanigans, and other things? They apparently saw a vehicle with darkened windows possibly parking illegally (near fire hydrant) and investigated. The chief, instead of following the same procedure as anyone should took a defensive posture: "Don't you know who I am?" instead of apparently identifying himself as NYPD and properly armed as such. He was "off duty", probably not in uniform, and probably not parked where a normal person could park. He may have been very out of uniform...

A bad career move possibly by some street cops, but it could have been handled so very differently. Especially by the "Chief". He saw himself as "special" while off-duty and out of uniform.