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NYPD played anti-Muslim movie ‘on continuous loop’ at training

The New York Police Department showed an anti-Muslim film “on a continuous loop” for between three months and one year of training at its COBRA (Chemical, Ordinance, Biological, and Radiological) Unit, which provides terrorism awareness training. According to the New York Times, the documentary The Third Jihad showed Muslim terrorists…

New York police officer pleads guilty in civil rights case

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City police officer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he violated an African-American man’s civil rights by arresting him on false charges. Michael Daragjati, an eight-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was later heard using a racial slur to…

CIA collaboration with New York Police Department was never legally approved

The top lawyer at the CIA never approved sending one of its officers to help the New York Police Department create a domestic spying program, raising the possibility that the agency may have violated a ban on domestic spying. Last August, the Associated Press reported that the CIA had violated…

Lawrence O’Donnell calls for NYPD to fire ‘outlaw cops’

On the “Rewrite” segment of his show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said the only way for the New York Police Department to remain respectable was for the department to terminate officers who prevent reporters from covering protests. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly had ordered officers to avoid interfering with…

Man charged with setting woman on fire in elevator

(Reuters) – A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder and arson in the death of a Brooklyn woman who was set on fire in an elevator ambush, police said on Sunday. The suspect allegedly sprayed Deloris Gillespie, 73, with a flammable liquid on Saturday afternoon when her elevator stopped…

Children of OWS post paper hearts, cops rip them down

An anti-bullying march by parents and children directed against the New York Police Department’s arrests of peaceful protesters encountered a first-hand taste of what they were protesting against when police ripped down the paper hearts the children were attempting to post at City Hall. As described by Margaret Flowers at…

Shocking video: NYPD roughs up protesters, making numerous arrests

The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Saturday cracked down on “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in a big way, arresting roughly 80-100 people, including members of the press, and accusing them of blocking traffic and resisting arrest. One person was charged with assaulting a police officer and one officer suffered…

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