Cops create crime. Make THAT public: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/officers-accused-of-smuggling-guns-in-federal-corruption-case/?hp
To continue operating under the false notion that the police deter crime is to miss a whole analysis that for decades has critiqued the criminal injustice system--and that many OWS people of color and anti-police brutality working groups are highlighting in their current inspiring work. As we spotlight the ridiculous ways the NYPD tries to curtail our movement, we can't also say that they do a good job protecting poor people around NYC. Their job, rather, is to keep people poor, locked up, and feeling powerless. Our job is to make these despicable aims of the police part of everyday conversation.
On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM, Will Gauss <email@example.com>
This brings up an interesting PR point. Why is the NYPD allowing violent crime to rise staggeringly while meeting peaceful protected protest with excessive force? Call off the cops, send them after crime. Make this demand publicly.
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