Christine Quinn Supports Ray Kelly. Does She Endorse Police Brutality ?
A new video posted on YouTube shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn heaping praise on NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, even though the NYPD has had a record of racism and brutality under Commissioner Kelly. The new YouTube video shows six real examples of how law enforcement officers have a pattern of using excessive force.
Links to examples of excessive force used by NYPD and by peace officers :
- Peace Officers beat man in Queens (May 2012)
- NYPD beat man with club in LES (July 2008)
- NYPD shoves Critical Mass rider (July 2008)
- Woman yanked by hair (Nov. 2011)
- OWS pepper spray attack (Sept. 2011)
- Pitbull shot by police (Aug. 2012)
Chapter 7 of Roots of Betrayal : The Ethics of Christine Quinn, which is being serialized this summer, addresses the NYPD’s history of violating the civil rights and civil liberties of activists. The conversation around reforming the NYPD needs to be enlarged to also address the police department’s persistent violations of civil rights and civil liberties. A task force should be empaneled with subpoena power and charged with investigating and issuing binding recommendations to finally overhaul the NYPD.
Since its debut on Scribd, a free preview of Roots of Betrayal : The Ethics of Christine Quinn has generated over 16,000 combined reads, and research from Volume I inspired Michael Grynbaum to write a front page article in The New York Times : Quinn’s History of Mastering the Insiders’ Game.