Public Shaming: Irrelevant Hack Geraldo Rivera Attacks Deceased Journalist For Doing His Job

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Journalist Michael Hastings tragically died in a car accident at the age of 33 yesterday. Hastings covered the Iraq war in the 2000s for Newsweek, was most recently a reporter at Buzzfeed, and published the best selling book The Operators. He also wrote I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War…

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The New York Police Department’s Warrant Squad is wearing T-shirts (pictured above) comparing what they do to hunting animals. Lichi D’Amelio reports.
THE NEW York City Police Department has long been accused of treating many city residents as subhuman. Now some of its officers seem determined to prove their critics right.
Last week, members of the city’s Warrant Squad, assigned to find people with outstanding warrants and bring them to court, were spotted wearing T-shirts that compared their job to hunting animals. The photo (above) was sent to SocialistWorker.org by someone who works in the court system. As the photo shows, on the back of the officer’s shirt is a quote from Ernest Hemingway:

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

What you can’t see is that the front of the T-shirt has the words “Fugitive Enforcement NYPD,” and what appears to be an official department insignia.
New York City just finished defending itself in a trial over its “stop-and-frisk” policy, under which hundreds of thousands of young people are detained, interrogated and often searched each year, for no reason other than the color of their skin in most cases.
Many observers expect the courts to rule against city, and the U.S. Justice Department recently announced its interest in assigning a federal monitor to oversee the department. At a time when his department is under so much scrutiny, it’s incredible that police commissioner Ray Kelly would allow officers to wear such offensive T-shirts on the job.
The Warrant Squad operates without much publicity, but the few stories in the media have been fawning portraits of these cops as action heroes. “They are an elite team of parole officers whose job every day is to track down fugitive felons on the run,” began one recent story from WABC’s Eyewitness News. “They operate in a world of urgent whispers and silent signals, because every sound and every movement could be the difference between life and death.”
Judging by these T-shirts, Warrant Squad officers view themselves in the same way. In reality, they spend most of their time dealing with poor people accused of non-violent violations, misdemeanors and felonies—who comprise the vast majority of New Yorkers who get caught up in the criminal justice system.
In fact, the officer in this photo was taking a woman into Queens misdemeanor court when the picture was taken. So much for the glory of “the hunt.”
But the dehumanizing attitude displayed by these T-shirts is no laughing matter. A few years ago, the city settled a lawsuit in which the Warrant Squad was accused of breaking down a Queens grandmother’s door, falsely accusing her grandson of murder and then beating him up. The officers let their dog bite him and threatened to run him “against a fence in a maneuver known as the ‘cheese grater.’”
One of those officers, Hassan Hamdy, went on last year to shoot and kill unarmed Noel Polanco on a Queens highway after Polanco allegedly cut off the Hamdy’s police van.
“The [Hemingway] quote for me signifies a mentality that has been reserved for hunting animals,” said Lawrence Hayes, a former Black Panther and longtime community activist. “It has no place in a police force with the duty of protecting citizens. The Warrant Squad should be disbanded and Ray Kelly dismissed for allowing this mentality to infest New York City’s police force.”
http://socialistworker.org/2013/06/17/nypd-sees-us-as-human-prey

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The New York Police Department’s Warrant Squad is wearing T-shirts (pictured above) comparing what they do to hunting animals. Lichi D’Amelio reports.

THE NEW York City Police Department has long been accused of treating many city residents as subhuman. Now some of its officers seem determined to prove their critics right.

Last week, members of the city’s Warrant Squad, assigned to find people with outstanding warrants and bring them to court, were spotted wearing T-shirts that compared their job to hunting animals. The photo (above) was sent to SocialistWorker.org by someone who works in the court system. As the photo shows, on the back of the officer’s shirt is a quote from Ernest Hemingway:

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.

What you can’t see is that the front of the T-shirt has the words “Fugitive Enforcement NYPD,” and what appears to be an official department insignia.

New York City just finished defending itself in a trial over its “stop-and-frisk” policy, under which hundreds of thousands of young people are detained, interrogated and often searched each year, for no reason other than the color of their skin in most cases.

Many observers expect the courts to rule against city, and the U.S. Justice Department recently announced its interest in assigning a federal monitor to oversee the department. At a time when his department is under so much scrutiny, it’s incredible that police commissioner Ray Kelly would allow officers to wear such offensive T-shirts on the job.

The Warrant Squad operates without much publicity, but the few stories in the media have been fawning portraits of these cops as action heroes. “They are an elite team of parole officers whose job every day is to track down fugitive felons on the run,” began one recent story from WABC’s Eyewitness News. “They operate in a world of urgent whispers and silent signals, because every sound and every movement could be the difference between life and death.”

Judging by these T-shirts, Warrant Squad officers view themselves in the same way. In reality, they spend most of their time dealing with poor people accused of non-violent violations, misdemeanors and felonies—who comprise the vast majority of New Yorkers who get caught up in the criminal justice system.

In fact, the officer in this photo was taking a woman into Queens misdemeanor court when the picture was taken. So much for the glory of “the hunt.”

But the dehumanizing attitude displayed by these T-shirts is no laughing matter. A few years ago, the city settled a lawsuit in which the Warrant Squad was accused of breaking down a Queens grandmother’s door, falsely accusing her grandson of murder and then beating him up. The officers let their dog bite him and threatened to run him “against a fence in a maneuver known as the ‘cheese grater.’”

One of those officers, Hassan Hamdy, went on last year to shoot and kill unarmed Noel Polanco on a Queens highway after Polanco allegedly cut off the Hamdy’s police van.

“The [Hemingway] quote for me signifies a mentality that has been reserved for hunting animals,” said Lawrence Hayes, a former Black Panther and longtime community activist. “It has no place in a police force with the duty of protecting citizens. The Warrant Squad should be disbanded and Ray Kelly dismissed for allowing this mentality to infest New York City’s police force.”

http://socialistworker.org/2013/06/17/nypd-sees-us-as-human-prey

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I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.

(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example). 

But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards. 

I LITERALLY FUCKING CAN NOT

Give her a bullet to the head for walking down the street, minding her own business??  And they think SHE’S the terrorist. 

White people are fucking monsters

shit i was just shopping for an american flag hijab. guess that’s not happening anymore.

what the actual FUCK

THIS IS SO VILE. I WANT TO THROW UP.

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“I like it, a man who’s not swayed by facts.”

Totally Biased: NYC Women Talk Cat Calling

ON. POINT.

BEST.BEST.BEST.BEST.

BEST.

Goddddd. Yes.

bwahahahahahaha

women say we want to stop and know it will take using super powers to end cat calling. men still think catcalling is great despite being documented as creepers

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