In what appears to be one of the most disgusting attacks on our country’s neediest citizens, the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association is urging all cops to publicly embarrass homeless people online.
“As you travel about the city of New York, please utilize your smartphones to photograph the homeless lying in our streets, aggressive panhandlers, people urinating in public or engaging in open-air drug activity, and quality-of-life offenses of every type,” says the letter from SBA President Ed Mullins.
Mullins also stated that more and more citizens are recording their interactions with police, and that the police should be able to do the same thing. I guess Mr. Mullins is confused when he tries to equate a citizen recording cops killing and beating unarmed citizens and police recording a person who is homeless.
The SBA said that officers are prohibited from taking pictures of the public while on duty, but they encourage the police, and their family members, to take pictures while going to and from work, and while off duty. Anyone with pictures is urged to email them to this email address: email@example.com.
I would suggest that we ALL email that particular address, and that instead of sending in pictures of homeless people ‘breaking the law,’ we send in pictures, videos, and stories of NYPD officers breaking the law.
Please share this page (and leave comments), on the following sites:
NYPD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYPD
NYPD’s SBA Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbanypd
Another email that can be used is RGANLEY@SBANYC.ORG, who is the admin for their website.