Last Halloween, my family saw an NYPD car racing the wrong way down a street *hit a teenager.* The police said it didn't happen. We shouldn't believe what we saw. So I started reporting. What I learned: NYPD impunity is built into the system.
An NYPD cruiser hit a Black teenager. A editor's family saw this. So did other witnesses. But the NYPD says they’re all wrong. And what the NYPD says is what almost always goes, because that's how it is, case after case, year after year.
It’s incredibly disheartening that, as parents and guardians of Black children, we must CONSTANTLY worry about their safety and well-being. We never know if today will be the last time we see them. We need CHANGE NOW… Enough is enough!! Full story:
Students at a charter school in Brooklyn “are stopped so often that the backs of their student IDs have instructions about what to do when that happens.” by
What my family saw the NYPD doing to kids was not some crazy aberration. NYPD stop Black and brown kids at one Red Hook school so often that their student IDs have this printed on the back: "What you should do if you're stopped by the police..."
There’s no way to reform this.
The criminalization of Black children is a story we absolutely need to forefront right now. As ⁦⁩ has shown, policing of children is not only inhumane - this kind of exposure to the criminal justice system has huge negative consequences.
The NYPD hit a young, black kid with a car, according to three witnesses. The cop’s version: the kid hit the car. on how police are protected, again and again.
The mother of a Black boy blames herself after police arrest her trick-or-treating child: "I never let him out on Halloween. A bunch of Black boys together. I shouldn’t have let him out. But he begged me." This isn't fair.
My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.
Accountability for the NYPD is fundamentally broken. "More training" won't come anywhere close to cutting it. Read this compelling piece by , whose family saw an NYPD car (going the wrong way) hit a teenager. Then NYPD denied it ever happened.
The mom of this kid, who was arrested after another kid was hit by a police car, is a school safety agent who works for the NYPD. At her kid’s school, Red Hook’s Summit Academy, student IDs have instructions on the back about what to do if police stop you.
This is excellent reporting by about an everyday injustice for black children and the way black people are over-policed when they come into white neighborhoods. Read to the end for the kicker. Guess what one of these boys’ mom does for work?
"Students are stopped so often that the backs of their student IDs have instructions about what to do when that happens."
The whole “bad apples” thing is overdone, but it does seem to be the case that as with most forms of misconduct a minority of police officers are generating the lion’s share of the complaints.
How many ways are NYPD officers insulated from accountability? One reporter tried to figure that out. An astounding and not surprising story.
This whole story is incredibly disturbing, and this paragraph jolted me.
My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works.
Another example of #policeImpunity, #PoliceBrutality, & #racism. #BlackLivesMatter
. with a firsthand look at the ways in which police departments resist accountability