Abuse Of Power Still Lives In New York City

Bike Raid on East 6th Street

At first Carnevale took still pictures, then he switched the digital camera into video mode. He approached the plainclothes lieutenant who seemed to be in charge and asked for his name. Carnevale says the officer gave his name, but got annoyed when asked to spell it. “You got my name,” the officer says on the video. “I did you a favor. . . . Now I’m going to lock you up.”

And he did, sending Carnavale to the pokey for 22 hours on a charge of disorderly conduct. The cop also rang up Carole Vale, a nurse who happened by and asked for an explanation. Vale spent 13 hours in a cell, on the same count.

Where’s the accountability of all those who carried out these bullshit arrests? When the two go to court and the charges are dropped, what compensation will there be for the unjustified and illegally lost hours? Will all those in the apparatus of these bullshit arrests themselves be arrested and made to lose hours like those two had to?

This is such utter bullshit. It’s an abuse of power.

In the future, many people will hang.

Because they fucking deserve to.

It will finally be a government of, for and by the people.

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