Adam Johnson Uses “Woke NYPD” To Explain Trumpwashing

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Sudanese-American Female Physician Encounters Racist POS in NYC

I’m from Sudan. I’m muslim, arab, and black. I’m a woman. I’m also a scientist, a pediatrician, an oncologist, and still…

Posted by Zeena Salman on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dr. Zeena Salman is scheduled to speak in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 16, 2016.

You can read papers authored by Dr. Zeena Salman at Pubmed.gov. You can follow her on Twitter as well.

ESPN E60 Segment on Mariano Rivera, All-Star Closer

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The hands of the Best Closer in Baseball!

Watch E:60. Tuesday @ 7pm ET on ESPN.

One could just as easily say that about 70 percent to 75 percent of the people described as committing violent crimes, could also be described as generational victims of racist policies, like the ones Kelly and Bloomberg are promoting. One could just as easily say the vast majority of violent criminals in New York city hail from neighborhoods that have — over many generations — been the victims of a national wealth transfer, the remnants of which are with us even today.

We don’t say that. Writers and intellectuals on the Left would much rather talk about class. Same as it ever was. But this isn’t going away. We aren’t going away.

Ta-Nehisi Coates on the explicit racism of Stop and Frisk  (via theatlantic)

Central Park Five: Raymond Santana Emerges from Prison After Exoneration

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From MSNBC:

Raymond Santana emerged from an eight-year stint in prison as a man in pieces.

Part of him remained the scrawny 14-year-old he was when he went in, convicted of a particularly brutal rape that he didn’t commit.

(Photo credit: AP Photo/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News)

Street Artist Behind Satirical NYPD “Drone” Posters Arrested

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Street Artist Behind Satirical NYPD “Drone” Posters Arrested

A street artist who hung satirical posters criticising police surveillance activities has been arrested after an NYPD investigation tracked him to his doorstep. With the help of a small crew, the artist now identified as Essam Attia had placed the fake Big Brother-style adverts in locations throughout Manhattan, using a fake Van Wagner maintenance van and uniforms to avoid detection.

In a video interview with Animal New York prior to his arrest, a voice-scrambled and silhouetted Attia explained that he placed the provocative ads to “create a conversation” about disturbing trends in police surveillance, alluding to recent efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to “facilitate and accelerate the adoption” of unmanned aerial drones by local police departments. The posters also followed recent expansions in NYPD surveillance powers which allow officers to monitor citizens by creating fake identities on social networking sites.

The NYPD’s response seems to have proven Attia’s point: months after forensics teams and a “counter-terrorism” unit was spotted on the scene, the NYPD last Wednesday successfully tracked down and arrested the 29-year-old art school vandal, who identified himself in the video as a former “geo-spatial analyst” serving US military operations in Iraq.

It’s not the first time the NYPD has overreacted to unsanctioned public art. Earlier this year, the department arrested 50-year-old Takeshi Miyakawa after he illuminated the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn with harmless LED lanterns made from plastic “I Heart NY” shopping bags. The crackdown in Attia’s case, however, seems to have more to do with the public embarrassment faced by the department as a result of the mock ads.

Attia now faces 56 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument and grand larceny possession of stolen property for his spree last September, with an additional charge of weapons possession after officers allegedly found an unloaded .22 caliber revolver under his bed during the raid. As for the drones themselves, the NYPD has still not revealed any plans to use aerial robotic enforcers. But if the expanding list of FAA authorizations and documented use of drones by local police in Texas and Miami, Floridaare any indication, it may be only a matter of time.