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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New York Cops

These are the words that some members of the NYPD find inflammatory:

This is profoundly personal for me. I was at the White House the other day, and the president of the United States turned to me, and he met Dante a few months ago, and he said that Dante reminded him of what he looked like as a teenager. And he said, I know you see this crisis through a very personal lens.
I said to him I did. Because Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years, about the dangers he may face. A good young man, a law-abiding young man, who would never think to do anything wrong, and yet, because of a history that still hangs over us, the dangers he may face—we’ve had to literally train him, as families have all over this city for decades, in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.
It is common knowledge that young black men have to take special care in encounters with law enforcement. My grandson is tutored in that knowledge.

To deny this would be idiotic.

Therefore, the cops are really mad about something else, and this is a minor irritant.

The police are working under a contract that expired in 2010.

Perhaps we should read about the contact dispute between the City and the Patrolmen's Benefit Association:

New York Daily News
Bill de Blasio’s contract battle with police union has intensified their sour relationship
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the city have gone to arbitration, which has added to the bad blood between the mayor and police department. Cops are working under a contract that expired in August 2010.
BY Jennifer Fermino , Ginger Adams Otis
Monday, December 29, 2014


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