September 18, 2012

inothernews:

Those awkward moments when a New York City police officer violently shoves an elected official not once but TWICE during an Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park on Monday evening.

(via CapitalNewYork)

This, a year after he was arrested by the same NYPD.

June 18, 2012

capitalnewyork:

WATCH J.D. Williams, the actor who played “Bodie” on “The Wire,” talk to Azi Paybarah about opposing stop-and-frisk and getting racially profiled by NY cops “a lot.” (via Capital New York)

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Filed under: NYPD stop-and-frisk 
March 9, 2012
Bloomberg Admits NYPD Spied on Muslims For No Reason Other Than Religion

whowatchesthenypd:

The New York Police Department has spied on Muslim New Yorkers for no other reason than that they are Muslim, according to documents released today by the Associated Press.


Step one is admitting you have a problem. #RacialProfilersAnonymous

BOOM.

February 23, 2012
...And Here Are The NYPD's Secret Dossiers On NYC-Area Mosque Sermons

journalofajournalist:

Amazing, amazing files obtained by the Associated Press. Holy h311…

PDF. Important.

October 1, 2011
inothernews:

royalcanadianmingling:

We are all equal before the law: a press card (presuming she even has one) and the occasional one-off assignment from the NY Times don’t mean you get to do what you want. It would be a strange and scary world if they did.
shortformblog:

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.
Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

Pretty much. Don’t arrest journalists. It’s bad for everyone involved.


The New York Times will not classify someone who is not on assignment for them as a “freelancer.”  She was on assignment.
And a New York City press card — or a “press pass,” as it’s also known as in NYC — entitles the bearer certain rights above and beyond those of a civilian, including the right to photograph or otherwise report on events taking place at locations under NYPD jurisdiction, such as crime scenes, parades, and protests.
The same likely applies in other municipalities in countries where there is freedom of the press.  You know who should know that?  Michael fucking Bloomberg, whose namesake company is itself a media company that covers, among other places, New York City.

Something worth remembering: It’s really hard to get one of those press passes. NYPD does not give them out easily. Instructions on how to obtain one are here.

inothernews:

royalcanadianmingling:

We are all equal before the law: a press card (presuming she even has one) and the occasional one-off assignment from the NY Times don’t mean you get to do what you want. It would be a strange and scary world if they did.

shortformblog:

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.

Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

Pretty much. Don’t arrest journalists. It’s bad for everyone involved.

The New York Times will not classify someone who is not on assignment for them as a “freelancer.”  She was on assignment.

And a New York City press card — or a “press pass,” as it’s also known as in NYC — entitles the bearer certain rights above and beyond those of a civilian, including the right to photograph or otherwise report on events taking place at locations under NYPD jurisdiction, such as crime scenes, parades, and protests.

The same likely applies in other municipalities in countries where there is freedom of the press.  You know who should know that?  Michael fucking Bloomberg, whose namesake company is itself a media company that covers, among other places, New York City.

Something worth remembering: It’s really hard to get one of those press passes. NYPD does not give them out easily. Instructions on how to obtain one are here.

October 1, 2011
inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.
Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.

Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?