Video: NYPD Harass Teen For “Being a F*cking Mutt”
Although the ACLU released an app which allows people to record their interactions with police, it is still rare to capture police harassment on tape. But one teenager named Alvin caught the NYPD’s physical and verbal harassment using his cell phone.
In June of 2011, officers stopped Alvin for no reason other than to say Alvin looked back at them. During the stop, one of the officers asks, “You want me to smack you?” When Alvin asks why he is being harassed and threatened, one of the cops says, “For being a f*****g mutt.” Then a cop grabs Alvin’s arm, yanks it behind his back and says, “Dude, I’m gonna break your f*ckin’ arm, then I’m gonna punch you in the f*ckin’ face.”
Alvin repeatedly tells the cops that he’d just been stopped a few blocks up the street, but they don’t care.
“He grabbed me by my bookbag and he started pushing me down. So I’m going backwards like down the hill and he just kept pushing me, pushing me, it looked like he we was going to hit me,” Alvin recounts. “I felt like they was trying to make me resist or fight back.”
Also in the video released by TheNation magazine, NYPD cops tell of how they’re made to go out and get 250′s, also known as stop and frisks. One officer even recounts being told by his supervisor to “go out and violate some rights.”
Watch the full video here.
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