One in Five Surveyed Black Cops Had Guns Pulled on Them by the NYPD While Off Duty

December 29, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


From a reader:

Over and over you hear police union thugs and cheerleaders for police terror and murder of Black people saying: If they just would do what police tell them, they’d be OK.

Well first of all, insisting that following racist, degrading, threatening, and very often illegal orders from police is a condition of staying alive is outrageous and an exposure in and of itself.

But even doing that won’t keep police from pulling a gun on you.

The Reuters News Service interviewed 25 African-American male active-duty and retired NYPD cops. These are Black cops. One can assume they more or less “did what they were told” when jacked up by their “brother” police.

All but one said that, when off duty and out of uniform, they had been victims of racial profiling, including being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans, and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping.

And of the Black cops interviewed, one in five had had guns pulled on them during NYPD stops! (“Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police,” December 23, 2014).

So don’t give us any of this shit about if Black people just “yes sir” and follow whatever degrading, dangerous command some pig orders them to do, they wouldn’t be getting terrorized by police. Let’s get real: For the NYPD and every other police department in AmeriKKKa, terrorizing, brutalizing, and killing Black people for no reason is part of their job.

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