NYPD – Biggest Gang In New York

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According to black and Hispanic residents of New York City, the police department is like ‘an occupying force ‘According to black and Hispanic residents of New York City, the police department is like ‘an occupying force’

NYPD: Biggest Gang in New York? is undoubtedly one of the most shocking, disturbing and anger-inflaming documentaries you’ll ever see.

If you’re not appalled, outraged and sickened to the stomach by the raw footage that unfolds across the 45 minutes, then your name is most probably Donald Trump.

In one clip we see up to 10 police officers roughly manhandle a young black man to the ground. His crime? Flicking a cigarette butt on to the pavement, something that thousands of New Yorkers do every hour of every day. I did it myself many times on my one and only trip to the Big Apple some years ago.

In another clip, two cops walk a handcuffed black man suspected of domestic abuse to the patrol car. When it reaches the station, he’s incapable of walking and has to be carried inside by a group of policemen. Later, they carry him out again, this time on a stretcher on his way to the hospital.

A woman on the scene asked a cop what they’d done to him. She was told to mind her own business. “He hit his wife. We can do whatever the f*ck we want with him.”

In yet another video, a heavily pregnant Hispanic woman tries to reach her son, who’s just been arrested. Two cops take an arm each and slam her to the ground, belly-first. A second woman intervenes to help. A different cop grabs her and flings her across the street as if she were a rag doll, fracturing her kneecap.

BRUTALITY

All of the footage was shot by the “Cop Watchers”, men and women who, since Eric Garner died an hour after a cop put him in an illegal chokehold two years ago, have been chasing the NYPD and using camera phones to capture police brutality.

Filming the cops going about their work is not illegal. You can’t be arrested for it. But you can be arrested for other things, minor things, especially if you’re a Cop Watcher known to the NYPD.

Dennis Florez has been arrested 75 times, most recently while filming a peaceful demo.

The cops singled Dennis out of the crowd and charged him with “disorderly conduct”. Specifically, he’d jaywalked across the street when there was a red light. This particular arrest was captured by the BBC crew’s camera.

Reformed gang member-turned-Cop Watcher Ramsay Orta filmed the cops taking down Eric Garner, who was his friend. It was his shocking video that was relayed around the world by the mainstream media. Ramsay has a rap sheet as long as your arm, but he’s straight now. Doesn’t matter. Like Dennis, Ramsay was arrested for jaywalking while filming. He’s facing a potential 118 years in prison.

It’s racial profiling. It’s victimisation. It’s corruption and abuse of power on a frightening scale. It’s criminal behaviour perpetrated on the innocent-until-proven-guilty by the very people who are supposed to be upholding the law.

The NYPD is the largest police force in the United States. It has an annual budget of $5 billion and 36,000 officers. “It’s like an occupying force,” said one of the Cop Watchers.

It’s hard to disagree with that statement when you see the observation towers to be found on every corner of the public housing projects, peering ominously down on the mostly black and Hispanic residents.

They look like what you’d expect to see in a Cold War-era communist state, not in the heart of a democracy. Retired sergeant Anthony Miranda (what an ironic name in the circumstances) used to be one of the 36,000. Now he’s taking a class action against the force he served for 20 years.

Miranda is black. He says that from the moment a recruit enters the NYPD academy, the “them against us” mentality is drilled into them. Arrest quotas are not supposed to exist, but Miranda says they do.

The more arrests officers make, the more money is generated for the cops, the lawyers, the city. And the easiest way to rack up arrests is by targeting blacks and Hispanics.

Despite the shocking footage, perhaps the most depressing part of the film was seeing Kim, a tireless Cop Watcher, coach her two primary school-age sons in how to behave if approached by cops (keeping your arms by our sides is paramount). She knows the day will inevitably come when it’s their turn.

Q&A’s – With Some Of The Characters In The Documentary and
Family Members Of Those Kill By Police.

Snacks & Drinks Will Be Provided.

Copwatch Patrol Unit (CPU) Family wants to thank St. Lydia’s Church for the amazing work they do and continue to do in the Gowanus Community, Within The South Brooklyn Area.

If you want to learn more of St. Lydias Church and the work they do, visit their WEB Site. http://stlydias.org/

 

Vigil/Protest/March

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September 7, 2012 at 2:00 am, a Bodega (Grocery Store) was being robbed by three mask armed man. Two of the workers of the Bodega got an opportunity to escape the armed robbers, the first man ran out saying he was not the robbers and then the second young man (Reynaldo Cuevas, 20) runs out of the store believing that he was running into the hands of safety, but instead he gets murder by police officer Ramysh Bangali from the PSA7 precinct who fail to follow protocol and disregarded hostage procedures. Reynaldo Cuevas body was drag 25 feet and left there bleeding out for 20 minutes.

On September 6th, 2011, Collado intervened in a tussle between his friend and another man who turned out to be plainclothes narcotics detective James Connelly. Police maintained Collado was choking the officer when he was fatally shot. According to a lawyer for Collado’s family, security camera footage showed Collado never had the cop in a chokehold.

Meeting Location:
1229 Franklyn Ave,
Bronx NY

Time: 5:00 Pm.

Black Lives Matter “Silence Is Consent”

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Rudy Giuliani has called out the “Black Lives Matter” Freedom Fighters by making an ignorant and racist statement.

“This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive,”

Racist like Giuliani still believe that Black/Brown people has no Freedom to express themselves.

What is wrong with expressing the Black Lives Struggle thru music, protest, marches, speak outs or vigils. If it is up to Giuliani we would be working in a modern cotton field.

Let us send Rudy Giuliani and all those ignorant folks who believes that Black/Brown folks has not right to speak against the terror they live in a daily basis by the hand of the militarize police department and this evil, corrupted system we are forced to live under.

The Black Lives Matter movement is biggger than Beyonce. Even though what she did was honarable, we need to remember that for us, it is an everyday struggle, for Beyonce is an opportunity to shine!

We must stand with our sisters who haved been the back bone of the liberation struggle.

All Power To The People!

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They Must Never Forget “Ramarley Graham” Name!

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February 2, 2016 marks 4 years sense the murder of Ramarley Graham. Join Ramarley Graham father, friends and community in front of the 47 precinct for a vigil/rally/protest/march. We are not going to let the 47 precinct forget that they are also responsible for the murder of Ramarley Graham.

On February 2, 2012 police officer Richard Haste followed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham to his home, broke down his door and murder him in the bathroom while his grandmother and 6-year-old brother watched.

On June 12,2012 police officer Richard Haste was indicted on two coundts of manslaughter, but on May 15, 2012 Supreme Court Justice Steven L. Barrett dismissed the charges saying the ADA on the case-Nancy Borko- had made a mistake when instructing the jurors. On August 7, 2013 a second grand jury failed to re-indict Richard Haste. On September 17, 2014 Constance Malcolm and Frank Graham parents of Ramarley Graham met with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who promised to look into the murder of Ramarley Graham. Now 2016 the family Ramarley Graham continues to wait for justice.

47 Pct.
4111 Laconia Ave.,
Bronx, NY, 10466-4901

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Black Lives Matter! Shut It Down For Reynaldo Cuevas.

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September 7, 2015 will mark 3 years since NYPD officer Ramysh Bangali of the PSA7 Precinct murdered Reynaldo Cuevas. Join family, friends, and the community for #PeoplesMonday in honor of our fallen brother, #ReynaldoCuevas.

September 7, 2012 at 2:00 am, the grocery store where Reynaldo and his uncle worked was robbed by three masked and armed men. Reynaldo and his uncle were held hostage, but were able to escape when police pulled up outside. Reynaldo’s uncle ran outside. Reynaldo followed. In the confusion, Reynaldo tripped and collided with officer Bengali. Officer Bengali fired one shot, hitting Reynaldo in the torso, killing him. After Reynaldo was shot, his body was dragged 25 feet and he was left to bleed out for approximately 20 minutes.

Injustice to one, is injustice to all! We will not be silenced anymore. Join us and together we will shut it down for #ReynaldoCuevas.

1299 Franklin Ave
Bronx, New York

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Let Us Not Forget, “Reynaldo Cuevas”

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September 7, 2015 will make 3 year sense officer Ramysh Bangali from PSA7 precinct murder Reynaldo Cuevas. Join family, friends and the community for a vigil/rally/Protest

March for our Fallen Angels by the hands of the NYPD.

September 7, 2012 at 2:00 am, a Bodega (Grocery Store) was being robbed by three mask armed man. Two of the workers of the Bodega got an opportunity to escape the armed robbers, the first man ran out saying he was not the robbers and then the second young man runs out of the store believing that he was running into the hands of safety, but instead he gets murder by police officer Ramysh Bangali from the PSA7 precinct who fail to follow protocol and disregarded hostage procedures. The young man Bangali murder was 20 yrs. old Reynaldo Cuevas. After shooting him, his body is drag for about 25 feet and left there bleeding out for 20 minutes.

The police do not protect the interest of the people. It is left to the communities to organize and unify so that we could protect ourselves from the violence being implemented by the militarize police department. It is sad when families are afraid when their children’s leave their homes that they might not make it back, not because of the violence in our communities, but because the ones that supposed to serve and protect us are the ones murdering us. It is sad that when they kill our children’s unjustly we are forced to beg for justice, and for many families justice is never handed down. These families has to live their lives confuse and without answers. We need to stand with all the families that has been victimize by the brutal tactic of the NYPD. Injustice for one, is injustice for all! Silence is consent! We will not be silenced anymore. Join us and together we could shut shit down for Reynaldo Cuevas.

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Mike Brown “One Year Anniversary” Shut It Down!

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Juanita Young, Nicholas Heyward Sr. and other families that has been victimize by police terror are calling all supporters to join them in a vigil, protest and march to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Murder of Mike Brown.

Police continues with impunity to assault and murder innocent people of color. We need to keep the “Black Live Matter” struggle alive. We must continue to create a voice that is loud, precise and could not be ignored. The City Council and De Blasio made it clear that they don’t have the best interest of the people in mind. De Blasio and the City Council has decided to add 1,300 more cops to a force that is and continues to terrorize community of color. Enough is Enough! De Blasio and The City Council has send us a message, now we need to send them a message!

We need to keep the momentum going. Police brutality has reached a tipping point and we must not back down until we have concrete evidence that justice for Mike Brown and all unjust murders by police all around the world is served.

On August 9, 2014, an 18-year-old named Michael Brown was murder in Ferguson, Missouri, by police officer Darren Wilson. Mike Brown’s death set off a national debate about the use of force in policing and the way some communities — particularly low-income black communities — are frequently the targets of violent, race-based treatment under the guise of law enforcement. Now, a year later, nothing has changed?

A grand jury failed to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson. Numerous reports surface that the prosecuting attorney, Bob McCulloch, manipulated evidence and allowed witnesses who where “obviously lying.” Attorney General Eric Holder called for a federal investigation into the events in Ferguson, briefly introducing the possibility of federal charges, but in January it was announced that not enough evidence had been found.

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