Art_Deco saidOne hears the term "rogue cop" on occasion, but it seems New York City has an entire rogue police force on its hands.
Does it "seem" that way? Here's some math for you, Einstein:
There are approx 34,500 officers in NYPD.
The 16 charged (innocent until proven guilty) / 34,500 = 0.0005
Add the estimated 350 demonstrators + 16 or 366 / 34,500 = 0.0106
A bit different than "entire".
You conveniently ignore a constant barrage of these NYC police outrages in recent years. Now culminating in a police union president who's waging a political vendetta against the NYC Mayor, and using the "entire" police force, as a union, to conduct it. And it "seems" he has the endorsement and active support of the union membership, in what are becoming widespread acts of dereliction of duty and insubordination. But with your history here as a diehard conservative, your absolute, unquestioning support for police corruption, brutality and Gestapo tactics is a given.
I was going to compare the present NYPD with the shameful history of your own neighboring LAPD in my first reply, not to mention LA County and some smaller nearby communities, but decided to stick to a single sentence. Now that you joined the thread I'm sorry I didn't, but I'm sure while you're at it you'd like to defend them, too.
Just as in NYC, you've had the beaten "confessions", the planted evidence, the false arrests, perjured testimony, unnecessary use of lethal force, accepting bribes, racial profiling, etc, etc, right in your own backyard. No wonder you feel so at home with police misconduct.
Wild charges with little backup. Regarding the so-called "political vendetta" against the "NYC Mayor", the police attitude towards the mayor is a fitting response to his history of anti-police statements:
By JONATHAN LEMIRE - Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - More than half of New Yorkers are unhappy with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of relations between police and the community in the wake of protests surrounding the Eric Garner grand jury decision, according to a poll released Thursday.
The Quinnipiac University survey found that 56 percent of New Yorkers disapprove of how de Blasio has managed the ties between the NYPD and the city, which is a central promise of his first year in office.
A wave of protests - largely peaceful, though they have repeatedly snarled traffic - swept through the city after a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of Garner, who is black.
“Police-community relations is the issue that defined Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election bid, and seems to bedevil his first year in office,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.
Black voters gave de Blasio higher marks for his handling of the Garner fallout, continuing a trend that has marked his time in office. Seventy percent of black voters polled said they approve of de Blasio’s overall job performance, as opposed to 47 percent of Hispanic voters and 34 percent of white voters (56 percent of white voters rated de Blasio negatively).
The Rev. Al Sharpton, a fierce police critic and close de Blasio ally, had a favorability rating of just 35 percent.