NYPD Cops go viral once again, this time in a cell phone video featuring New York’s finest following a group of black teens on their way either to or from school.
In the video, one of the officers (who’s also brandishing a baton) can be seen pushing at least one student from behind then asking the agitated teen afterward:
“What are you going to do about it?”
A few seconds later a student picks up a handful of snow, prompting the bully to pull out his taser and ask the teen:
“do you want to ride the lightning?”
The student’s response is hard to hear, but the officer tells him to walk away.
According to the NYPD, the incident is currently under “internal review.” Which is usually their way of telling the public they’re paid to serve to go fuck themselves.
This is what happens in poor (mostly minority) neighborhoods every day. It’s not so much the occasional police brutality incident that sends young Black men and women into riot mode. It’s the accumulation of minor to major indignities they suffer at the hands of power drunk assholes with a badge and license to kill them if they “feel threatened” in any way, shape, or form.
It’s the accumulation of minor to major indignities they suffer at the hands of power drunk assholes with a badge and license to kill them if they “feel threatened” in any way, shape, or form.
American police have this belief that they are the “blue line,” that they are elevated above the average citizen and do not have to follow the same standards of social behavior.
Officers like those two NYPD cops are not problem solvers; they are petty minded “enforcers” who relish in making someone’s day miserable. They routinely destroy young lives without giving it a second thought, and say “I’m just doing my job.”
Meanwhile, generations of young people grow up with an intense distrust if not outright hatred for the police, which helps feed into criminal behavior, which cops don’t mind one bit. Because more criminal activity means, more overtime, making their contribution to the problem profitable as well as fun.
Oh, but don’t forget to buy your 2017 “Blue Lives Matter” bumper sticker this year.