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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg And Commissioner Kelly May Go On Trial Just Yet

From the Daily News:

AN NYPD supervisor has lost his bid to countersue whistleblower cop Adrian Schoolcraft.

Deputy Inspector Steven Mauriello alleged that Schoolcraft — who has a pending $50 million lawsuit against the city — concocted bogus complaints about wrongdoing in a Brooklyn precinct in order to ruin his boss.
But Manhattan Federal Court Judge Robert Sweet has denied the deputy inspector, finding in part that the counterclaims would be unfair to Schoolcraft, who would have to “expend additional resources . . . preparing for trial.”

Schoolcraft claims the NYPD had him committed to a psych ward against his will because he said cops were using quotas and fudging crime stats.

He is suing the city, Mauriello, Jamaica Hospital and two doctors.
 
A commenter writes:

This guy Schoolcraft has them but good. Tapes that prove the quota system that was setup by Billionaireberg and Kelly. Kelly calls them productivity goals but are plain old quotas just with different wording. Also when Schoolcraft went to the IAB to report what he had on tape and what he was going to do with them the IAB told Mauriello who stormed Schoolcrafts home. In an attempt to find these tapes Schoolcraft was put in a psych ward so his home could be searched and wouldn't be released until Mauriello said it was ok. With Kelly and his boss Billionareberg gone soon I can't wait to see who Mauriello turns in to save his own skin.
Another commenter writes:

My good friend is an NYPD cop and I can tell you EVERYTHING this Schoolcraft guy said is true! He tells me that not only is the workload insane (Kelly has stood by his mantra of "Do More with less" which means that each cop is doing the work of the seven thousand less cops the NYPD now has, compared to years ago), but that the boss' torture them for their arrest and summons quotas. He said that there are severe punishments for cops who don't meet their numbers. I'm really surprised more cops don't snap under the stress. The reporter who broke this story wrote a great book about it. With the stuff that's in there you would think this cop worked in communist Russia or something! The NYPD is out to get it's own. Good cops who stand up to the system are tortured. For the good of the public, something has to change.

So far, Bloomberg and Kelly, along with a compliant corporate press, have kept the wraps on the criminality forced upon the cops from the NYPD brass and City Hall in order to meet their insane quotas.

But the Schoolcraft case may expose all of that and put the Bloomberg and Kelly crime stat miracle to the graveyard where myths go.

I have a friend who works in the system who tells me the crime stats are all phonied up - they arrest people just to make their monthly quotas, they refuse to take some criminal complaints, they downgrade felonies to misdemeanors.

Bloomberg gets feted in the press for making the city the safest it's been since the 1940's.

The truth is, none of the stats can be believed - nothing from the Bloomberg Era can be believed.

18 comments:

  1. A society with a arrest quotas is a Police State, plain and simple.

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    1. That's right. A criinal police state led by criminals. Ray Kelly is one of the scummiest people on the planet. And yet, the press still fete him. Lupica in particular.

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  2. They're all in the same bubble....the Corporate media banking military government complex...

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    1. Yup - all connected, all shoving propaganda and other b.s. stories and myths down our throats.

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  3. Profoundly disturbing stuff.
    The starts rotting from the head, as Mike Dukakis put it. Bloomberg must go on trial. This whole business of quotas obviously aggressive imposed on the police totally reeks of the Jack Welch metrics philosophy that applied to the Department of Education

    This goes to a larger issue: that of mayoral control. On principle, de Blasio must yield this power.
    The case of the DOE and now, the NYPD conditions plainly shows the very grave danger that power unchecked can do. No one person should ever again have that power.

    Just as the Moreland Commission should have powers to investigate possible corruption at the highest levels of Cuomo/NYSED, the city council needs a truth commission on the high crimes committed at the NYPD and the DOE.

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    1. I agree - but it won't happen. De Blasio and the next City Council will look forward rather than backward - the only way we'll get any looking back at the Bloomberg Years is if there is some big disaster that de Blasio gets blamed for that's really a result of Bloomberg's handling of the 911 system. And even then, the media stenographers will side with Bloomberg even though it's pretty documented that the 911 system upgrades Bloomberg spent $2 billion on are a disaster.

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  4. I wonder if the public can access all of the school repair contracts Bloomberg granted during his tenure. How many billions were allocated in these contracts?

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    1. I suspect there will be a great amount of whitewashing the Bloomberg Years by the press (many of whom are either directly on his payroll or are on the payroll of his brother plutocrats.) Hope I'm wrong, but nothing in the first 12 years tells me I will be.

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  6. Please read my brother John Eterno's book, The Crime Numbers Game." the cowriter is Eli Silverman. He documents all of the NYPD playing with numbers in a well researched, peer reviewed study that is the central focus of his book.

    Here is part of a review:

    Significantly, during the period in which Drs. Eterno and Silverman were conducting their research, a compelling and shocking story was emerging from within the NYPD itself. In Brooklyn's 81st Precinct, Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft spent almost two years documenting the pressure put on him and his fellow officers to bend to the demands from above, including recordings of roll call instruction relaying those demands to the rank and file made during 2008 and 2009. Schoolcraft first brought his concerns to the NYPD's hierarchy. When they went unheeded, he brought them and his recordings to the attention of The Village Voice whose reporter Graham Rayman in 2010 produced a prize-winning multipart story on Schoolcraft's allegations. ("The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct," Village Voice, May 4 2010) Schoolcraft very shortly thereafter found himself taken into custody by the NYPD and clapped into the psychiatric ward of Jamaica Hospital for six days. He has been on unpaid suspension ever since and the city faces his multi-million dollar lawsuit.

    More recently, Mr. Rayman pried loose a departmental report on the Schoolcraft allegations ("The NYPD Tapes Confirmed," The Village Voice, March 7 2012). The report was completed in 2010 but never made public. It is an almost complete vindication of Officer Schoolcraft and his charges. It also comports with the findings and concerns outlined in the Eterno and Silverman book. Both the report and the book merit careful review by law enforcement executives, prosecutors and defense attorneys, and lawmakers throughout the nation.

    Terry O'Neill, Director
    The Constantine Institute, Inc.
    Albany NY

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    1. James I looked to purchase your brother's book as a Kindle file, but it seems to only be available to "rent." Is that because it is classified as a textbook? I would love to read this but I do not have any more room for physical books in my apartment.

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    2. You are welcome to borrow my copy. It is listed as a textbook.

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  7. Maybe this will be the spark that ignite the flame.

    Hmmmm, America is asleep, as the nation is run by corporate cyphers. Come on guys wake up.

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    1. They keep us fat and happy with fast food and iPads on purpose - makes people very, very sleepy to what is happening.

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