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You know that thing where some people say policing is systemically rotten and others insist it's "just a few bad apples" (dude, "one bad apple spoils the bunch!"). If only there was some way to empirically resolve this dispute!

Turns out, there is. For decades, the discipline records of #NYPD officers were a secret, thanks to state law 50-a. That was repealed after the murder of George Floyd, in response to the #BlackLivesMatter uprising.

Now, @Propublica has organized these records in a searchable database: "The database lists active-duty officers who’ve had at least one allegation against them substantiated by the CCRB: That’s about 4000 officers out of the 36000-member force."…

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pre-dawn raid, at 3:45 AM this morning, #NYPD moved into @abolitionplaza (formerly #OccupyCityHall) w/ Gestapo tactics to evict everyone from the park, most of whom have nowhere else to go. as you can see here their lock-step fascism is truly frightening.
they shredded all the tents & shelters, knocked over & disposed of all the food, destroyed the library & all it’s books, dug up the garden, confiscated all the clothing & trashed all of the art.
this city doesn’t need a rogue @DHSgov force when the @NYCPBA already has a tyrannical grip on the city & has shown themselves to be as vicious as anything happening in #Portland. this behavior is nothing new & comes as no surprise.
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Brooklyn, NY
NYPD officers repeatedly struck a protester who was already on the ground. Then a commanding officer stepped on his neck. #EnoughIsEnough

The NYPD says officers used restraint at the protests. Here's what 64 videos show:
The #NYPD ran is acting like an occupying force!
TW: Police brutality

This was the NYPD violently clearing the Brooklyn Bridge so that a pro-cop march could use it.

Don’t look away. Don’t let this continue. #EnoughIsEnough
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If it couldn’t get any worse—today’s Bay Ridge pro-cop rally was incredibly violent. I witnessed police stand by as Blue Lives ralliers assaulted people INFRONT of @NYPD68Pct officers who did nothing until a counter protester defended themselves— then were arrested. 1/
Initially upon arriving to the intersection of 65th St & 4th ave, either #NYPD OR the pro cop marchers pepper sprayed the crowd. I was sprayed and my eye is still swollen. 2/
I witnessed the pro cop side continuously antagonize counter protesters— throw punches, pushing and spitting on people. This all happened Infront of the @NYPDnews.


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@flynn_neill THREAD

1/ Forces of Evil Want To Steal Our Freedom in the Dark of Night, But God Stands with Us

~ @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️…
@flynn_neill @GenFlynn 2/ "There are seminal moments in American history that test every fiber of our nation’s soul.

We are facing one now." ~ @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️

@flynn_neill @GenFlynn 3/ "Revolutionary forces are causing every American citizen to question which direction the country is heading. To determine the outcome, we must examine our nation’s history to project ourselves forward into the future." ~ @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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@cbensonofficial @GenFlynn @realDonaldTrump @BarbaraRedgate @GoJackFlynn @JosephJFlynn1 @SidneyPowell1 THREAD

1/ Forces of Evil Want To Steal Our Freedom in the Dark of Night, But God Stands with Us

~ @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️…
@cbensonofficial @GenFlynn @realDonaldTrump @BarbaraRedgate @GoJackFlynn @JosephJFlynn1 @SidneyPowell1 2/ "There are seminal moments in American history that test every fiber of our nation’s soul.

We are facing one now." ~ @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️

@cbensonofficial @GenFlynn @realDonaldTrump @BarbaraRedgate @GoJackFlynn @JosephJFlynn1 @SidneyPowell1 3/ "Revolutionary forces are causing every American citizen to question which direction the country is heading. To determine the outcome, we must examine our nation’s history to project ourselves forward into the future." ~ @GenFlynn ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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When my talented and beautiful youngest sister offered to paint me something, for some reason the image of Miles Davis at Birdland popped into my head. A cool New York jazz club back in the day… a scene that made me wish I had a time machine. She loved the idea and... ImageImageImageImage
with the extra time due to Covid-19 lockdown started working on it. That was at the end of April.
I read more about the Birdland sessions and quickly realized this was where Miles was assaulted and unlawfully arrested in New York City. He took a break after a set (an Armed Forces
Day broadcast) and walked a white girl upstairs to get a taxi, he then stayed outside to smoke a cigarette. A white police officer approached and told him to "move on" and when Miles said, "For what?" and explained he was working downstairs pointing to HIS name on the sign,
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The brutality of police is NOT the result of a few 'bad apples' - it is the result of a series of POLICY + FUNDING decisions. (thread)
Here, the NYPD budget is around $6 billion-with-a-B.…
In the U.S., in 2017, state + local governments spent $115 BILLION-with-a-B on police (4 % of state and local direct general expenditures) and $79 BILLION-with-a-B on corrections (3%).…
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I spent the last 2 years working in the @NYCMayorsOffice. Last night I was arrested by NYPD for violating @NYCMayor's curfew while participating in a peaceful protest, and then questioned by the FBI. Story about what happened and what I saw in the thread below.
I was part of a group of hundreds marching through Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill. We were chanting and cheering, with vocal support from apartment windows, brownstones, fire escapes, stoops and sidewalks.
We had a police tail, but they were keeping a distance, similar to what I've seen each night since the curfew was imposed. (
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People stuck in traffic are witnessing NYPD beat up folks on their way home.
This was sent to me by a friend of the women in the car, @tommiesunshine. Stuck in traffic for nearly an hour on 50th street and third Ave.
Ridiculously, @CNN and @donlemon are interviewing the #Nypd chief and they are saying that protestors started the beatings at the brooklyn bridge. So what is this??? People running through the streets away from cops.
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“Organizing for Action, an off-shoot of Barack #Obama’s first presidential campaign, partnered with the #Soros-backed Indivisible Project for “online trainings” on how to build #protest movements in the Trump-era” #AntifaTerrorists #QAnon @realDonaldTrump…
3/ Is #Alinsky’s #RulesForRadicals used by extreme Leftists Train Agitators at Peaceful Protests?

Is #Obama behind #AnitfaTerrorism? #BLM #Soros…
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Fordham Road right now, NYPD officer appears to be assaulted trying to apprehend somebody #nycprotests #fordham #GeorgeFloyd #newyorkprotest
Active looting in Fordham bronx New York City #GeorgeFloydprotest #NewYorkRiots
Fight broke out between NYPD and Protesters in Fordham Road Bronx #nycprotests #GeorgeFlyod #NewYork
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I had **A LOT** of contact with #NYPD back in 2018 when I reported a writer at @VICE for harassment and stalking.

(That's another story. But feel free to DM me w/ q's.)

The patrol officers I dealt with were a nightmare.

Like had no idea how to do their job. Didn't understand they had to take a statement from me, argued with me, etc.

At one point I had ~10 NYPD officers standing over me arguing with me and berating me and saying my story kept changing. And this was five minutes in.

The NYPD senior detectives that actually took my statement later were... fine. But when I told them about the patrol colleagues they said: "Yeah. They're not real police officers."
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If you're following the wave of uprisings against racist police violence, you've probably heard that Derek Chauvin, the cop who murdered George Floyd, had a long history of criminal conduct, but was still carrying a gun, wearing a badge, and billing the taxpayer.


Chauvin was no aberration. Minneapolis, like many cities, has a police crime problem - that is, a problem addressing the crimes committed by its own police force, thanks to a combination of impunity, white supremacy, opacity, and militarization.…

Even where police reforms are enacted, the forces ignore them...and get away with it. That happened in Minneapolis. As @MarshallProj documents, a half-decade after the DoJ investigated problems with Minneapolis's police, virtually nothing has changed.…

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November 2011: back home in #NYC with both my arms in casts, waiting for a friend when a man of colour pointed to my casts & asked what happened. I explained #Egyptian riot police had broken my arms.

He turned around, pulled up his shirt and showed me his back. Fuck the police
Every person of colour in #NYC who would ask me what happened to my arms, would respond with a story of how they or a relative had also been brutalized by police. e.g. nurse at clinic before my surgery told me police brutalized her brother & cousin. Fuck the police.
And this, this: a replica of what police did during #Jan25 and in so many other countries where they brutalize. And when I said Fuck the police 👇🏽 so many from around the word said it too
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[Thread]1/ As a result of #georgefloyd's killing, there has been an uptick on Twitter in the vilification of the Somali Minnesotan community. This short analysis is based on around 23000 Twitter interactions (Tweets, RTs etc) from around 16000 unique accounts #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER
2/ I searched for the terms "Minnesota" and "Somali" to see what discussion was taking place around these terms. First, who is being retweeted the most. That's @chizmaga , then @mukhtaryare @johncardillo @AbshirDSM . But what are they saying, see next tweet #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER
3/ @Chizmaga uses whataboutism and false equivalence to try and portray the Somali community as hypocritical. See his tweet below. Former #NYPD man @johncardillo does something similar, suggesting somehow Somalis are deviant and have double standards as they are 'rioting' now
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1/Last night a Police station was taken over by protesters and demolished. The Police had to flee
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when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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Surviving America's police.

Jersey City police beating up Black people for not social distancing.

The irony is that they're not social distancing either.

We gotta get the police out of the social distancing business, this is like "stop & frisk" on steroids.
Look at the difference in how the NYPD are enforcing social distancing between Black and white communities.
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