(h/t Roger Erickson)
Another disturbing picture of the NYPD coming to light.
It's bad enough that we are once again starting to see more police brutality and bogus arrests of OWS protestors, but now a scathing report exposes how the NYPD engaged in a department-wide campaign of manipulation of crime statistics that included the arrest of people for doing nothing, in order to make the crime statistics look good.
|For more than two years, Adrian Schoolcraft secretly recorded every roll call at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn and captured his superiors urging police officers to do two things in order to manipulate the "stats" that the department is under pressure to produce: Officers were told to arrest people who were doing little more than standing on the street, but they were also encouraged to disregard actual victims of serious crimes who wanted to file reports.|
Welcome to the Fascist States of America!