Nov 202013

NYPD Stopped-and-Frisked: ‘For Being a F**king Mutt’ [VIDEO]

Exclusive audio obtained by The Nation of a stop-and-frisk carried out by the New York Police Department freshly reveals the discriminatory and unprofessional way in which this controversial policy is being implemented on the city’s streets.

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On June 3, 2011, three plainclothes New York City Police officers stopped a Harlem teenager named Alvin and two of the officers questioned and frisked him while the third remained in their unmarked car. Alvin secretly captured the interaction on his cell phone, and the resulting audio is one of the only known recordings of stop-and-frisk in action.

Police surround BoyIn the course of the two-minute recording, the officers give no legally valid reason for the stop, use racially charged language and threaten Alvin with violence. Early in the stop, one of the officers asks, “You want me to smack you?” When Alvin asks why he is being threatened with arrest, the other officer responds, “For being a fucking mutt.” Later in the stop, while holding Alvin’s arm behind his back, the first officer says, “Dude, I’m gonna break your fuckin’ arm, then I’m gonna punch you in the fuckin’ face.”

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May 092013
Eddie Craig

Eddie Craig has dedicated himself to “fighting the good fight” against the total willful ignorance that consumes our public servants at every level of government, an apathetic attitude about our rights and liberties. The biggest problem with being apathetic is that it is a word comprised mostly of the word “pathetic”.

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Dubai Police Declare “Anonymous” Guy Fawkes Masks Illegal

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Nov 202012

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Police have declared the Guy Fawkes mask, the disguise most strongly associated with Anonymous, illegal.

In a nation considered a strong US allie, Police issued a warning that wearing the mask, especially on or before the UAE’s National Day on Dec. 2, would be a crime symbolizing resistance to state authority. Note that in the UAE they just have a “National” day … Not an “Independence Day” … Just a “National” day … Just some food for thought …

“Using any symbol that insults the country or instigates unrest against its system is not allowed,” Gulf News cites the official as saying. “We urge citizens to celebrate using other symbols such as national flags, slogans or photos that are more appropriate to the happy occasion of National Day.

A large number of masks decorated with the colors of the UAE flag and the number 41, a reference to this year’s 41st National Day, have cropped up on online stores and selling for around $13. Gulf News reports that several Dubai markets and stores are selling them too.

The “Anonymous” or “Guy Fawkes” mask is based on the story of the man who tried to blow up the U.K.’s House of Lords in 1605. Ppularized by the movie V for Vendetta, has become a common sight at many real-world events linked to the Anonymous collective. The mask was widely worn by protesters during the Arab Spring uprisings in countries throughout the Middle East last year. It seems rather odd that Guy Fawkes has become the “face” of “Anonymous” as all “official” press releases by “Anonymous” advocate non-violence as a prime directive. How an organization that is not organized can have an “official” press release itself is a deep question and one wonders if such a thing is even possible, but that is the subject for another article.