Nimble Mammals 8 – Brainless Dinosaurs 0. Each time the NYPD does something like this, it ratchets up the public alarm and therefore the pressure on the NYPD. Now they’ve chosen to beat up on a legal observer, sworn to report their excesses, and a Supreme Court judge. When will they ever learn? Thanks to Jeannie A.
Report: NYPD cop pushes New York Supreme Court Judge into wall
By Rob Beschizza, Boingboing.net, Friday, Nov 18, 2011
Democracy Now quotes New York Supreme Court Judge Karen Smith:
I was there to take down the names of people who were arrested… As I’m standing there, some African-American woman goes up to a police officer and says, ‘I need to get in. My daughter’s there. I want to know if she’s OK.’ And he said, ‘Move on, lady.’ And they kept pushing with their sticks, pushing back. And she was crying. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, he throws her to the ground and starts hitting her in the head,” says Smith. “I walk over, and I say, ‘Look, cuff her if she’s done something, but you don’t need to do that.’ And he said, ‘Lady, do you want to get arrested?’ And I said, ‘Do you see my hat? I’m here as a legal observer.’ He said, ‘You want to get arrested?’ And he pushed me up against the wall.