The NYPD has never been held in particularly high regard by plenty of people they are sworn to serve and protect. Animosity has only heightened with case after case (think: Amadou Diallo, Ramarley Graham and recently Eric Garner) of lethal force being used when it was unwarranted.
Recently, NYPD union reps held a press conference that can be accurately described as PR folly and sheer stupidity. One of their key points was that a chokehold clearly seen on video being used by one of their officers wasn’t a chokehold.
Sadly, this isn’t the first or last time NYPD has basically insulted the intelligence of the public. With that in mind here are seven silly ideas the NYPD wants you to believe, instead of admitting that they murdered a man, period
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