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Cops Rough Up and Handcuff 15-Year-Old Girl for Using Her Student MetroCard
New York Magazine ^ | Caroline Bankoff | 08/04/2012

Posted on 08/04/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway

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To: Krankor

I believe it because the biggest crime in NYC is to jump a a turnstile.


51 posted on 08/04/2012 6:40:57 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

And this “non arrest” custody with handcuffs sounds hokey. If you are not free to go you are arrested.

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Likely she was “detained” but not arrested. Not finger printed and thrown in a cell. Whatever it was it was wrong.

Lets say the card was stolen or expired. If she had gone to court for a $1.00 misuse of a subway card, in otherwords the same as a stolen token what would her punishment be? Nothing. A warning at most not to do it again. But getting your face smashed up agains the wall and having cuffs on for more than about 60 seconds is more punishment than she would have received by any court, many times over. The little girl, and she was just a little girl, was abused and will never forget it. She will never have any respect for cops nor will any of her friends and family.

Too, too many cops abuse their powers and throw around their power of intimidation because they can. It is sick what they did to this poor little girl, it is wrong. I hope the cops that did it are fired and never allowed to wear a badge again, ever. Every cop should be a good cop or fired, period. There should never be a second chance for abuse of authority.


52 posted on 08/04/2012 6:55:03 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: null and void

Not sure. Her name is Alexis. What black girl who is 15 would be named that? Now if it was Kenisha or something like that, okay. And also, no group has come out yelling racism. Ergo, she must have been white. But then, what white girl would be taking the subway? Alone?


53 posted on 08/04/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer
from the looks of her picture in post #9, one who's family makes a fairly good living...
54 posted on 08/04/2012 7:18:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I used to keep my subway pass in a outside pocket where I could grab it easily. My wallet and other valuables were kept in an inside pocket as I rarely needed to get them out until I was at my destination.
55 posted on 08/04/2012 7:19:11 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: nickcarraway

Let me see if I’ve got this straight. If you are suspected of stealing half the fare for a ride on the train, you MUST SHOW a Birth Certificate, but if you want to be President of the United States it racist for anyone to even mention one.


56 posted on 08/04/2012 8:00:14 PM PDT by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: 21twelve
Hmmm - now how to we lure Barry to take the subway?

I was thinking along the same lines - no wonder Obama doesn't use the subway! No B.C.

57 posted on 08/04/2012 11:10:48 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: HiTech RedNeck
She’s likely hearing from a gaggle of hopeful lawyers now.

I hope so.
58 posted on 08/04/2012 11:24:56 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: Focault's Pendulum
officers finally explained their reasoning, which was that her daughter "looked like an adult."

Sorry, don't buy it. She looks very much 15-16 years old.


What they meant, though they were too stupid to realize it, was that she didn't look like their idea of a black teenage girl. I hope they legally get Louima-ized over this.
59 posted on 08/04/2012 11:35:05 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: nickcarraway

Doomberg’s fault.


60 posted on 08/04/2012 11:50:57 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: CaptainK

It would be funny if what the gummit steamroller did to people wasn’t so sad. There’s a lot of truth to that. Rob a bank and the mayor will barely care. But if they think you’re cheating them out of some official revenue, woe betide you.


61 posted on 08/05/2012 5:23:37 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Chode

Picture went up after my post so I didn’t see it until later.


62 posted on 08/05/2012 6:16:07 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer

And now that you’ve seen it?


63 posted on 08/05/2012 8:03:49 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1293 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: jocon307

What the H.E.L.L. has happened?


War on terror is now war on Americans.

Haven’t noticed the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House and government positions and all those Americans (especially the eldery, handicapped and children) being hand raped and x-rayed at the air ports?

Homeland inSecurity has spread that abusive attitude to all public transportation systems. In a war zone militarized cops are trained be an occupying force and to deal with insurgents. That is not the same as police purpose, interaction and practices of our constitutional republic.


64 posted on 08/05/2012 8:05:19 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JAKraig
When the courts systematically fail to to be just, the application of justice devolves first to the police and then to vigilantes.
65 posted on 08/05/2012 8:19:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1293 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

I will have to retract part of my statement.


66 posted on 08/05/2012 8:20:11 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer

Or, perhaps, change a word to ‘ghetto’?


67 posted on 08/05/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1293 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: SkyDancer
Her name is Alexis. What black girl who is 15 would be named that?

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Are you really this stupid?

68 posted on 08/05/2012 8:38:57 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: SkyDancer
But then, what white girl would be taking the subway? Alone?

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And the stupidity continues.

69 posted on 08/05/2012 1:52:38 PM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: CaptainK
illegals have freedom of movement at all times

Sadly, illegals are the only truly free people in America.

70 posted on 08/05/2012 1:55:32 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: null and void

When the courts systematically fail to to be just, the application of justice devolves first to the police and then to vigilantes. . . .

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In this particular case the courts will never see anything about it. The cops get away with it and the little girl or shall we say, society, will never have their day in court. Her lawyer will probably tell her to keep quiet and tell her she is lucky she didn’t get hurt, to just sht up and go away.

I recently got stopped for driving around a cone that was blocking my driveway. Somebody thought it would be a good idea to use my drive way for the finish line for some community race. Nobody told me, nobody asked me. When a local deputy tried to stop me from pulling into my drive way I ignored him and told him I live here, that he could shoot me if he wanted but I was pulling into my drive.

It was a stupid decision on my part. The cop decided to show me he was boss and while he didn’t shoot me it might have been better if he did. He instead arrested me.

I have prescription meds that I keep on me all the time in a little pill box. How did I know that the state had passed a law that all medicines, even over the counter meds must be kept in their original containers at all times. I ended up spending the night in jail for possession of illegal drugs. Never mind that I have the prescription, never mind that I was on my driveway. Never mind that I did not invite the cops or racers onto my property. This was just two weeks ago. This is insane.

I don’t trust the court system. I have a lawyer, I will likely have to pay something in the way of fines for carrying my perfectly legal drugs in an unauthorized container. Our society is broken.

When society get broken enough that enough people get abused they will stop putting up with it and they will organize and take the law into their own hands. Bad things will happen to people who now administer the law in the eyes of the vigilaities, unfairly. It will not be very pretty for some people.

If I am around when it happens, perhaps I will know that it is not good but, like the little 15 year old girl that was abused, and that is what she was, perhaps I might have a hard time wiping the smile off my face.


71 posted on 08/06/2012 8:32:48 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: JAKraig
Thus far, every interaction I have had with the Authoratahs has been professional and as pleasant as possible under the circumstances.

With luck that will continue.

That being said, I FULLY understand what you are saying, and when the system gets the percussive maintenance it so desperately requires, I will endeavor to keep a poker-face.

72 posted on 08/06/2012 9:04:28 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1294 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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