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  •  I have never (0+ / 0-)

    seen someone get stopped and frisked in NYC period.  Seem my opinion on why in my other response bellow.

    I have no data about what % of accusations are "rubbish" as I called them.

    I find it silly to ask for quantitative data on something that is a qualitative opinion.

    My opinion comes from the numerous stories I've read which grace the headlines of cnn.com etc. Many of them have been indeed about instances of police misbehavior,  however many have been about accusations where I think police action has been justified.  I imagine your opinions will simply differ than mine.  

    If you have a particular case for which you are interested in my opinion, I would be glad to share it.

    I tried quickly to google statistics on false police brutality accusations but the results were flooded about by other "false accusation" topics.  These results would have helped refine any "opinion" but not define it.  What is "many" 10% 20% 60%?

    I agree that any misbehavior by police is unacceptable but it will also be a reality for as long as the human species is around.

    My disbelief to any reported cases of this stems from my own person observation that the likely hood that a case is real is inversely proportional to the likelihood that the media will jump on it.

    This is unfortunate as it causes the real cases to get swept under the rug.

    •  The "media" rarely covers (5+ / 0-)
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      police abuses in our communities of color.  Nor do they usually bother to cover our kids who get killed or are missing.  

      Nor (in recent history) until Frank Serpico did the media begin to look at the corrupt sewer that was the NYPD.

      And since the NYPD investigates itself - until we have outside oversight (which the Mayor has vetoed) we can take police brass bs with a grain of salt.

      Since you don't seem to know much about NYC and observe even less, suggest you open your eyes and your mind to learning a bit more about the city you live in.

      Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 03:19:50 PM PDT

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