A top Bronx cop was caught on tape telling an NYPD whistleblower to specifically target "male blacks 14 to 21" for stop-and-frisk because they commit crimes.
Stop "the right people, the right time, the right location," Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.
"He meant blacks and Hispanics," Officer Pedro Serrano, who made the secret recording, testified Thursday in Manhattan federal court.
"So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?” Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
McCormack said to focus on the Mott Haven section, where the problem "was robberies and grand larcenies."
"I have no problem telling you this," the inspector said on the tape. "Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21."
During cross examination, City lawyer Brenda Cooke got Serrano to admit that McCormack never said he wanted Serrano to stop all blacks and Hispanics.
"Those specific words, no," he told her.
Monday, March 25, 2013
A NYPD officer named Pedro Serrano secretly recorded a conversation with Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack, who told him to target black males from the 14-21 age range.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The "stop and frisk" policy is basically racial profiling as the study done before has showed and now audio proof of NYPD officers harassing and threatening a teen all because he looked back at them. Make sure to read the whole story and watch the video below. Share this video with others and make everyone aware that this "stop and frisk" policy needs to go away now.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Minority students that are walking near the West Campus apartments of University of Texas at Austin are being targeted with bleach ballons being dropped from above and trying to hit the students. This apparently has been happening since June.
The University of Texas in Austin is reeling from reports of black and Asian students seemingly being targeted and hit with bleach-filled balloons while off campus.
Dozens of students, alumni and faculty protested the attacks on campus Tuesday, after four students filed reports with the UT police department Monday saying they had been targeted.
Each of the students reported being hit while walking near West Campus apartments, a location that is off UT's campus, according to Cindy Posey, public information officer for the UT police department.
The incidents occurred from June through September, but students only came forward to report the attacks after being contacted by the UT police chief, Posey said.
The targets in all of the attacks are students of color who say the bleach balloons fell from high-rise buildings toward them.
"It's very frustrating to know that it's 2012 and that stuff like this still happens," UT student Jaysen Runnels told ABC News affiliate KVUE-TV.
The African-American student said he had been hit twice by "bleach bombs" on two separate occasions in the area known as West Campus.
"A bleach bomb fell and hit me, my roommate," said Runnels, who is among the students who filed a police report. "Well, almost hit us. It barely missed us."
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
What do you think? Do you think the way the lingerie was being advertised was racist? Make sure to read the whole article and the original blog posts in the quoted article below.
It all started here. "I saw a link to [Victoria's Secret's Go East] line on the blog, Angry Asian Man," she says.
"Hooray for exotic orientalist bull----," wrote the blogger who included a link to the "Asian-inspired" lingerie line's centerpiece: "The Sexy Little Geisha," a mesh teddy that comes with an obi belt, chopsticks and a fan.
Immediately Jacinto sat down to write an insightful post on why she found the outfit, and the line in general, offensive. "It's the kind of overt racism masked behind claims of inspired fashion and exploring sexual fantasy that makes my skin crawl," she wrote in article published September 6 on the blog Racialicious, a site for commentary on the intersection of culture and race.
"There's a long-standing trend to represent Asian women as hypersexualized objects of fantasy," wrote Jacinto. She also took umbrage with the lingerie description as "your ticket to an exotic adventure" and the fact that none of the models for the collection were of Asian descent.
Jacinto, meanwhile, has gotten a lot of responses from commenters questioning why she cares so much about some bras and underwear. "It's important that companies like VS know that capitalizing on a stereotype and on a culture is tasteless and offensive," she explains. "The messaging we insert in our culture shapes people's attitudes—so questioning clothing like this is important."
Source: Shine from Yahoo!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
At Ellis Square, in Savannah, Georgia a white man was jumped by a group of black men and beat up because his girlfriend, who he was with at the time, is African American.
A Georgia man was left bloodied and bruised after he was brutally attacked for dating an African-American girl.
The interracial couple were strolling through Ellis Square, a public space in Savannah, shortly before midnight last Friday, when they say three black men began taunting them.
The provocation began as racial slurs, then the scoffers started blowing kisses and suddenly the trio jumped the boyfriend, Andrew Quade - who is white, beating him and leaving him barely conscious.
The violent response to the mixed-race romance has left the couple in shock that such vicious intolerance still exists.
'This shouldn't happen in this day in age. I know we're in the South and all that, but it's time for a change,' the girlfriend, Olufisayo Bakre, told WTOC-TV news.
The couple say they were simply minding their own business as they walked through the Savannah spot, one of the busiest squares in the historic downtown, known for being the epitome of Southern charm.
Then the group targeted the couple.
'One of them was making racial comments at us and one of the them was blowing kisses. It was a very aggravating situation to be in,' Bakre explained.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A Puerto Rico official posted some racist remarks on Twitter about US President Obama and his wife.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - An adviser to Puerto Rico’s most powerful female lawmaker faced calls to resign on Wednesday after she sent a tweet to President Barack Obama urging him to buy the first lady a double-banana sundae and take her to Kenya.
Heidi Wys sent the tweet last week shortly after Obama tweeted that Michelle Obama’s birthday was coming up.
“Who cares?” Wys wrote in response. “Take her to Burger King, buy her a sundae with double banana, take her to your homeland, Kenya!”
That tweet and several other tweets Wys sent earlier about Obama were still publicly visible on her Twitter account Wednesday afternoon.
Wys is the main adviser to House of Representatives President Jenniffer Gonzalez and has earned $630,000 since 2008 for her services as an administrative consultant, according to records with the Comptroller’s Office.
Several legislators are demanding that Wys step down or that Gonzalez ask for her resignation.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A Florida man shot another man and when he told police what he did, he used a racial slur and seems to think it was ok. This is crazy. He is crazy.
A Florida man charged with attempted murder and hate crime for allegedly shooting an African American man in the head expressed disbelief over his arrest, telling officers that he "only shot a n*****."
The Port St. Joe Star reports that Walton Henry Butler, 59, of Port St. Joe shot 32-year-old Everett Gant, who is black, in the head with a .22 rifle on Monday night. Gant had confronted Butler about an incident in which the latter used a racial slur to describe a child living in their apartment complex.
According to investigators, Butler had been calling other children in the complex racist names in recent days. When a friend of Gant's told him about what had happened, he went over to Butler's apartment to confront him about his racist actions.
Instead of conversation, Gant got a bullet between his eyes. Butler shut his door and left his victim lying on the ground bleeding. He then called 911, finished cooking dinner and sat down to eat.
WJHG reports that when Gulf County Sheriff Joe Nugent arrived at the scene of the shooting, Butler acted as if he were being inconvenienced.
"He was brought to the investigative unit where he was interviewed and basically admitted to shooting the victim and said he shot a, just used a racial slur, and said that is what he shot and acted like it was no big deal or anything to him," Nugent told WJHG.
Gant is in guarded condition at Bay Medical Center and expected to survive.
Butler is locked up in Gulf County Jail.