The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label NYC Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NYC Police. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: A Day In The Life

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The Daily Lies

Is this lie 5557 or lie 5558 in less than two years in office?


The Mob

Across the propaganda spectrum, Trump and his party have developed and deployed a new strategy as we move towards the fa elections. Portraying the left as a 'mob' bent on violence has evolved as a counter as Trump's growing public zaniness manifests.

While using congressional offices protest and restaurant harassment as monikers of null violence we are seeing more actual violence from the right.  

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner offered a Facebook Live post threat to his candidate, Tom Wolf. 

The Loop
“Well, Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you better put a catcher’s mask on your face, because I’m going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes.”

Violence on the Left?

Violence from the Right exists well beyond the stupidity of baby boomer nut cases who fail to exercise judgment when using social media.  Trump supporters who brandish a moniker of "Proud Boys", are under investigation for a New York City melee (attack) against left-wing protesters. The Antifa protesters were not free of complicity in the attack. 

Newsweek published a piece regarding last weekend's attack.  While Newsweek was published about the violent attack, the Proud Boys leader, Gavin McInnes, proclaimed significant support within the New York City Police Department. 


Yesterday NYC Police stated the investigation and interest in arresting nine members of The Proud boys as well as three Antifa members.


Social media again strikes with names associated with faces:

Notice the ever-present white poser sign? It sees Mr. Roberts didn't apply the sign as well as his brethren.  I wonder why.

Despite complicity from the Antifa, Trump's claim of violence from the Left is mere strategy along the same line as GOP politics since the days of Richard Nixon: Fear of the Left and offering fright pills to white people.

It should be noted McInnes has been a frequent guest o Fox News and Trump's number one Fox News adviser, Sean Hannity, has hosted McInnes at more frequently than other Fox News hosts. Surprised? Media Matters offers yet another perspective on Fox News and its role in Trump's growing authoritarianism. Hannity is a demagogue whose mission in life is earning millions via media ratings (viewers and listeners) while serving as an adviser to the president.  Hannity and McInnes here.

As a non-Fox News viewer, I cannot attest to how Hannity is promulgating the new "mob" strategy.  Yet, I suspect he has been at the forefront of the use of the word "mob" against the Left.

And then there is this....."Bullying"

“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Daniels lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!

The highlighted word above was highlighted by The Pardu of this webpage.  It is a stark reminder of the lowest level of being we have sitting in the Oval Office and guiding a nation.  Trump typed the word "Horseface" regarding a woman he allegedly paid for sex. Moreover. I believe his wife went here last Friday. (Please excuse the non-use of a video. We work hard to avoid placing Trump's wife on the page, even after she sits for an interview.)
 “I could say I’m the most bullied person in the world,” adding when pressed, “One of them—if you really see what people are saying about me.”

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"STOP And FRISK" Is Yet Another Form Of Jim Crow.

New York City authorities, Police Chief and mayor, have taken credit for reducing the murder rate in New York City.  They do so as national statistics show national violent crime rates are markedly down over the past 25 years. It looks like New York City's violent crime data trends right along with national data.

Charts via Mother Jones

                                Without regard for possible innocence?

Yet, both Bloomberg and the stoic Chief Kelly have been on a "We wanna Stop and Frisk" rampage since a federal judge ruled last week their practice and procedure is unconstitutional.

The rhetoric for the outgoing mayor and his Chief of Police is simply not supported by empirical data.  What is factually represented is the manner in which the harassment practice has adverse impact on African-American's and Latinos. 

Since Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Kelly started the unlawful practice reports are 4.4 million "stops" have been performed. Is it necessary to state the proportion of stops who were African-American and Latino?  We will illustrate the proportion.

The data reflects exponentially more stops of Black and Hispanics, but overall far more illegal "items" found on whites.  The data does show a high number of gun seizures from black stops. Now, that last sentence was a Fox News angle. If you look closely at the number of total stops during the period of over 4 million, you will see a proportionate relationship that is startling. Correction, there is a disproportionate relation in the numbers! Black "stops" were 2.3 million with 16,000 seizures; white stops of 435,000 yielded the same number of seizures. If you take a look at the number of "other weapons" seized, one might wonder about the practice of zeroing in on young black and Latino males vs all young males (excluding young Asians).  It appears young Asians get a free ride!

Data is really boring but it is irrefutable as Ronald Reagan once uttered, "Facts are stubborn things."

The Guardian
State senator Eric Adams, who retired from the NYPD after rising to the rank of captain during a 22-year career, said commissioner Ray Kelly described his views on stop and frisk during a July 2010 meeting in the office of then-governor David Patterson.

Adams had traveled to Albany for a meeting on 10 July 2010 with the governor to give his support for a bill that would prohibit the NYPD from maintaining a database that would include the personal information of individuals stopped by the police but released without a charge or summons. In discussing the bill, which ultimately passed, Adams said he raised the issue of police stops disproportionately targeting young African American and Latino men.

"[Kelly] stated that he targeted and focused on that group because he wanted to instil fear in them that every time that they left their homes they could be targeted by police," Adams testified.

"How else would we get rid of guns," Adams said Kelly asked him.
NYPD officers frequently classify black and Hispanic men ages 14 to 20 as “the right people” for the purpose of stop-and-frisk. In particularly candid testimony, Chief Esposito, a high-ranking NYPD official, answered questions about NYPD’s approach to stops that targets “the right people, the right place, the right time.” The exchange went this way: 
Q. Quality stops are stops that are in the right place at the right time, correct?
A. Yes.
Q. And targeting . . . the right people, correct?
A. Among other things.
Q. And the right people would be young black and Hispanic youths 14 to 20, correct?
A. At times. [pause] You failed to mention reasonable suspicion.
The intent of Bloomberg and Kelly's Stop and Frisk is clear. Instill fear in segments of the population. The very sad part of "instilling fear" is the real fact that many of the 2.4 million stops of Black young men and men were not stops that yielded a seizure. Instill fear is a powerful tool. It has been used by dictators and despots for centuries. It was used effectively in the Jim Crow South to force obedient subservience upon million of black people. 

Joy Ann Reid filled in for Martin Bashir, MSNBC, this afternoon. Ms Reid delivered a searing and revealing expose` on New York Cities Stop and Frisk policy and Mayor Bloomberg's campaign to have the discriminatory (and racist) practice re-instated.

I could very well end the screed at this point with Joy Ann Reid's poignant. 

While the issue is as serious as any unfair and unequal treatment in America, I refuse to move way without a couple of shots that befits the ridiculousness of the practice.

Neither image below depicts a New York City Police officer. In fact, the image to the left which appears very much photo-shopped, appears to be in an African nation.