Sunday, October 12, 2014

Only "disciplinary action and prosecutions…will ultimately change a culture of brutality" in NYPD

...Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) told The NY Daily News's Sarah Ryley. The congressman and five of his colleagues recently sent a letter to DOJ requesting a civil rights investigation into the NYPD's crime-fighting tactics. They claim evidence shows the NYPD's practices -- e.g. issuing summonses, stop-and-frisk, use-of-force -- discriminate against the city's blacks and Hispanics. Ryley reports:

Jeffries said he and the other members of congress are in the process of gathering evidence to present to the Civil Rights Division, which they hope to do this year.


Jeffries said The News' report on summons activity - which found blacks and Hispanics received a disproportionate share of summonses, with a spread of 20 percentage points or greater than their share of the population, in 32 of the city's 75 police precincts - "will be central to the case that I believe exists for racially disparate treatment."

DOJ is still considering the request.

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Could it be that in NYC there is a large portion of blacks who commit crimes? Could it be? Disparate treatment is proven by showing that two people of different race or sex or whathavethey have done something and are treated harshly if they are of the wrong race or sex. Men commit more rapes than women. Does it mean that there is disparate treatment when there are more arrests of men for rape? Get your ducks in a row on this argument Jeffreys.

Posted by: BarkinDog | Oct 12, 2014 4:46:21 PM

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