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NYPD’s Black Cops Attacked By White Cops, Police Union All But Laughs

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 23, 2014

As Patrick Lynch and his enablers at FOX et al are currently cowing Bill DeBlasio into abject submission with their barrage of bullshit blaming the #BlackLivesMatter protests for the deaths if two cops (and isn’t it interesting how FOX et al never ever blame the conservative movement whenever right-wing nut jobs kill cops?), black members of the NYPD have bad cop stories of their own to tell:

What’s emerging now is that, within the thin blue line of the NYPD, there is another divide – between black and white officers.

Reuters interviewed 25 African American male officers on the NYPD, 15 of whom are retired and 10 of whom are still serving. All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, which refers to using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed a crime.

The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.

Surely Patrick Lynch rushed to these black officers’ defenses, right? Right?

Uh, not so much:

The black officers interviewed said they had been racially profiled by white officers exclusively, and about one third said they made some form of complaint to a supervisor.

All but one said their supervisors either dismissed the complaints or retaliated against them by denying them overtime, choice assignments, or promotions. The remaining officers who made no complaints said they refrained from doing so either because they feared retribution or because they saw racial profiling as part of the system.

Any comments, Mr Lynch?


3 Responses to “NYPD’s Black Cops Attacked By White Cops, Police Union All But Laughs”

  1. And when a black NYPD cop was killed by a white NYPD cop in 2009, did we see Patrick Lynch hold any press conferences?

  2. Charles II said

    The Police Commissioner answered Lynch very nicely:

    William Bratton: “Some of you have been around this town for a while. Can you point out to me one mayor that has not been battling with the police unions in the last 50 years? Name one. Name one. So the experience of this mayor in terms of some cops not liking him is nothing new. It’s part of life, it’s part of politics. And it is what it is. This is New York City. We voice our concerns, and we voice our opinions.”

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