Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Doesn't Matter if You're a Sports Star, You're Rich and You Do Good Works.
If You're Black, to the Cops, You're Just Another Coon.

Former tennis great James Blake was slammed to the ground, handcuffed and detained by five plainclothes city cops Wednesday outside his midtown hotel before heading out to the U.S. Open, Blake told the Daily News.

The officers, who were all white, mistook Blake for a suspect in an identity theft ring operating around the midtown hotel.
Blake was standing outside of his hotel, waiting for his ride to the U.S. Open, when he was bodyslammed to the sidewalk, proned out and handcuffed.

Betcha they allege "furtive movement" as a justification for manhandling the wrong person, or some other such shit that the cops always like to trot out when they get caught being vicious.

From the NYPD:
“In regards to the alleged improper use of force, the Police Commissioner directed the internal affairs bureau to investigate.”
Yeah, good luck with that. The NYPD buys this stuff by the drum:


Nangleator said...

Somehow, they'll never, ever care that their eternal string of "mistaken identities" in each case, lets an actual, real criminal go free. (Or at least get farther away.)

In other words, they work very hard at covering the tracks of real criminals, so they can focus on the innocent. Like they're afraid of real criminals, or something.

Why do we have cops, again?

The New York Crank said...

Let's say that Blake wasn't Blake, and that there was no mistaken identity, and that there actually had been a crime committed by a man who looks vaguely like Blake, who had just come out of the hotel. Since when do you arrest a criminal, and one accused of a non-violent crime at that, by body slamming him to the ground? How about a simple,
"Mr X., you are surrounded by four armed plainclothes policemen and you are under arrest. Please come along quietly."

Oh right, that takes the fun out of police work. How silly of me to ask. Never mind.

Crankily yours,
The New York Crank