The NYPD’s stop and frisk policy is under attack — and so is talking about it, a new lawsuit claims.
A NYC social worker was cuffed and tossed in jail for criticizing the under-siege crime-fighting program within earshot of a hypersensitive cop, the woman claims in the lawsuit.
Kaylan Pedine, 29, was chatting about the policy with friends in front of the Mercury Bar in Midtown when two officers pulled up. “I wish they would stop stop-and-frisk,” she said as they passed, the suit states.
Police Officer Craig Campion ordered the bewildered Pedine to turn around, and handcuffed her before gawking onlookers, according to the suit filed in Manhattan Federal court today.
After less than an hour in a cell, she was released and issued a summons for blocking vehicular traffic — but the Greenpoint resident claims she never stepped off the sidewalk.
So much for First Amendment rights in Bloomberg's New York City.
Criticize official policy, get cuffed and jailed.
That the NYPD feel safe enough to pull this stuff shows you just how unaccountable they have become in this city under Kelly and Bloomberg.