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NY Couple On "Wanted" Poster For Filming Police 541

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from the don't-watch-us-we'll-watch-you dept.
Hugh Pickens writes "Ben Fractenberg and Jeff Mays write that the NYPD has created a 'wanted' poster for a Harlem couple who film cops conducting stop-and-frisks and post the videos on YouTube — branding them 'professional agitators' who portray cops in a bad light and listing their home address. The flyer featuring side-by-side mugshots of Matthew Swaye and Christina Gonzalez and the couple's home address was taped to a podium outside a public hearing room in the 30th Precinct house and warns officers to be on guard against them. The couple has filmed officers stopping and frisking and arresting young people of color in Harlem and around New York City, which they post on Gonzalez's YouTube account. They said their actions are legal. 'There have been times when it's gotten combative. There have been times when they [police officers] have videoed Christina,' says Swaye. 'But if we were breaking the law they would have arrested us.' Swaye was part of a group of advocates including Cornel West who were detained at the 28th Precinct in Harlem in October for protesting the stop-and-frisk policy which Mayor Bloomberg strongly defends. "
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NY Couple On "Wanted" Poster For Filming Police

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 08, 2012 @02:45PM (#40583879)

    Well obviously the Harlem residents must be guilty of something, otherwise the police won't stop and frisk them...

    That's absolutely correct! And we all know that most violent is committed by non-white people - especially violent crime. The whole jazz about all the serial killers being white is just pseudo-science. And we all know that those brown skinned people may very well be Muslims terrorists - my bad, that was redundant.

    Anyway, what I really think we ought to do is give the police even more powers in order for us to stay free - a police state is the only way to have a safe and secure free country.

    These damn Liberals with their "Civil Liberties" are just anti-American! Why I saw on Fox News people who actually think that the police can make mistakes and even some cops will lie! Can you believe such stupidity!

    Until we get Barack Hussein Obama out of office, we are going to become a Socialist Country buried in violent crime just like Europe!

  • Re:Amazing (Score:5, Funny)

    by EdIII (1114411) on Sunday July 08, 2012 @04:16PM (#40584805)

    I don't think there is anymore free land we can trade glass beads and firewater for

    Yes... sometimes White Man gave us beads and firewater for land. Not all the time. Sometimes it was blankets that made us sick, and other times, well... we wished for some beads and firewater instead.

    That was many moons ago though. We have protected land and casinos now. That look on White Man's faces when we take all his money and he leaves casino can't be bought with beads and firewater. No Sir. That's priceless.

  • Re:Amazing (Score:3, Funny)

    by phantomfive (622387) on Sunday July 08, 2012 @05:35PM (#40585443) Journal
    No, I was too bored. Since I'm a republican, I spend all my time worrying about the identification chip I need to have implanted as a result of Obamacare. He totally is the antichrist!

    BTW did you see the infomercial for the xhose? I need that thing.
  • Re:Amazing (Score:5, Funny)

    by tsa (15680) on Monday July 09, 2012 @01:02AM (#40588463) Homepage

    I thought you Americans didn't pay taxes. At least, what you pay is nothing compared to what we in Europe pay. But we have healthcare and social security, words you don't even know the meaning of. You should try it sometime: pay taxes and get benefits from that.

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