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Old 10-29-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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i think when someone is innocent of any wrongdoing, and they're getting repeatedly stopped by the cops for no reason, it becomes nerve wracking and annoying. i feel the cops need to learn how to be more precise and efficient. their policing is too sloppy.
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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I'm sure cops could use some more training on how to interact with civilians as well.

But, we as civilians need to improve our approach with cops too, many times they are provoked.

It used to be a headache getting pulled over, at the same time I used to deny whatever wrong doing they tried to accuse me of. Nowadays, I open both front windows all the way, and put my hands on the steering wheel as they walk up to the car, the difference in mutual respect is unrecognizable, I actually get let go almost all the time because they realize they're dealing with a normal individual.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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This was one of the most dangerous summers in Brooklyn in many years, from thursday through monday, shoot outs were a norm throughout East New York.

Saddest part is that Al Sharpton didn't lift a finger to condemn these type of daily incidents, fine let the criminals kill themselves, but what about the innocent people that were killed inbetween?

I've been stopped and frisked before on seveal occasions, I've matured since then, and nowadays I won't mind if a cop has to randomly go through my pockets, I have nothing to hide and I rather them find an illegal gun before we lose another innocent life.
I live in the hood with constant police and I live across the streets from a notorious housing project and not once or yet I have been frisked by cops, and also never had my bags searched by cops in the subway and I even look Middle Eastern at times. It all goes to the way you act and how you are perceived my the individuals of law enforcement.
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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Bloomberg really screwed up when he failed to enact a regulation forcing all bodegas to carry non-GMO, organic, locally sourced endive, as demanded by their customers.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:28 PM
 
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S&F is a valuable tool when used in targeted circumstances. S&F becomes stupid when you stop a middle-aged black guy walking his 7yr old son to school at 8am. I disagree with the judge and the activists over their view of the procedure, but precinct commanders should know their district and what times of day/blocks need to be dealt with.

Personally, I think the biggest issue with the sudden surge in violent crime is a lax attitude toward quality of life offenses. The truth is DeBlasio's S&F numbers are simliar to Guliani of all people. Where they're on opposite ends of the spectrum of course is on their attitudes towards public civility in general. The fact is that things like litter, vandalism, public intoxication/drug use, turnstile jumping, etc suggest a lax law enviornment, and thus encourage bolder criminal acts. Also, in the 90s alot of people out on warrants were caught enforcing petty offenses. People who break big laws (drug trafficking, murder, robbery) don't exactly respect small ones.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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Also, I want to double down on my previous "Unpopular Opinion" and say if leveraged right, Gentrification would be a boon for low-income NYers. I say let the developers go crazy and revamp the property tax code so these multi-million dollar apartments can pay into housing vouchers for low-income NYers.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:34 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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I live in the hood with constant police and I live across the streets from a notorious housing project and not once or yet I have been frisked by cops, and also never had my bags searched by cops in the subway and I even look Middle Eastern at times. It all goes to the way you act and how you are perceived my the individuals of law enforcement.
I say this cautiously - nor have any of the men in my family or any of our friends to whom this might be applicable.

How does one look "Middle Eastern at times" ?
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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My most unpopular New York City opinion is apparently that people posting on boards devoted to New York should actually live here rather than surf the internet for endless "links" to post while actually residing elsewhere. Isn't that the definition of trolling ?
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:12 AM
 
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Totally agree. Don't give in to ridiculous (and usually unfounded) political correctness.

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Why would you apologize? You didn't mention black people in your post at all. Stop cowing to this "weaponized racism" nonsense. That poster needs to take his or her racist world-view glasses off and start seeing reality for once. You were not the problem. Stop giving in to this crap people!
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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I live in the hood with constant police and I live across the streets from a notorious housing project and not once or yet I have been frisked by cops, and also never had my bags searched by cops in the subway and I even look Middle Eastern at times. It all goes to the way you act and how you are perceived my the individuals of law enforcement.
I know exactly what you mean, same here never had a bag searched in the train station. I know I looked suspicious which is why I was searched on the street and was obviously not happy with it. Times change, I'm in a better phase, I want to know its safe going outside with family and friends.

Bring back stop and frisk!
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