Eric Garner myths, SHOT DOWN by Legendary NYPD detective Ralph Friedman on Crime Report
Host Pat Dixon welcomes ex-cop from NYPD's 41st Precinct (Fort Apache in the Bronx) who prowled the world's most dangerous city streets during the crime frenzy of the 70's and 80's; an in-depth, fact-based discussion of the problems with the media's coverage of crime, cops and the current state of American justice. Friedman (author "Street Warrior" avail at Amazon.com) took no less than 4 dangerous criminals off the streets PERMANENTLY in justified shootings, made over 2,000 arrests plus over 100 OFF-DUTY arrests, leaving an indelible impression on New York - the city he helped save from itself - and in process becoming the most-decorated NYPD detective in history. For more episodes of Crime Report - https://www.compoundmedia.com/crimereport to buy "Street Warrior" - https://www.amazon.com/Street-Warrior-Decorated-Detective-Discovery/dp/1250106907#reader_1250106907 To subscribe for FREE to New York City Crime Report with Pat Dixon - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-new-york-city-crime-report-with-pat-dixon/id432430350?mt=2
via @decolonizethisplace on twitter
Days before Jan. 31, 2020, @DecolonizeThisPlace posted this video on Twitter, promoting an citywide event called Fuck The Police 3 and encouraging all of their "friends, families, students, wage workers, teachers, musicians, transit workers" to "link up with your friends, your family, and think of the ways you can move in affinity to build and fuck shit up on J31 all day long." The combined result of the effort: Some ruined metro card readers, graffiti, a dozen or arrests, a few hundred annoyed commuters.
BX MAN, BEATN TO DEATH for $1
60yr-old Juan Fresnada was beaten to death in the Bronx on Christmas Eve (though he didn't die until 3 days after the 15-20 min group attack) and the guys who did it took $1 off him. Therefore, the headline was irresistible to the tabloids - Beaten to Death for $1, that kind of thing - but the truth is probably worse. Sure, they were robbing the guy, but they didn't beat him to death for $1, they beat him to death because he stood up to them when they fucked with his 29yr-old husband, Byron Caceres. Caceres says that Fresnada told him to run away as he prepared to deal with the thugs trying to rob them, and the younger man did run, and from the interview I saw with him, he feels no regret about doing so, and I'm sure he's happy to be alive.
Straphanger yells insults at man on the tracks
This video of a man lying on the tracks, who won't or can't get up, as an impatient dude trying to get to work yells insults at him, is a study in relative empathy. 9/10 New Yorkers would agree wholeheartedly with the guy who isn't laying on the trackbed.