Monday, March 25, 2013

NYPD cop says to target black males 14 to 21

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.

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.


HeartsWriting said...

I think it's just ridiculous how some people like to categorize people through a certain culture or skin colour... This year, I'm participating in a contest (the BBC Public Speaking Awards, in Belgium)and I wrote a speech against racism; I know people hate it when you try to advertise something but I was just wondering whether some of you could take a look at my blog (my speech's on it) and leave a comment, something I should work on, think about, etc... You would really help me :) thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this article, you're going to help me get an A on my research paper.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how people can claim racism just because they weren't given something they wanted. Racism wont die because that's an easy scapegoat

Anonymous said...

Education is a powerful tool and those that possess it would not make statements that they know nothing about. Racism is a word that was originate by those who kidnapped, killed and made people slaves. Which is against the law. I think that the people and all their ancestors should be paid for the cruel acts that were places on them then and know. Please educate yourself.

Anonymous said...

If there is a group of people that over whelmingly commit crimes (hint, hint: Black males 14-21). I have no problem with police profiling them. It's called instincts and it keeps the rest of us safe. Besides we're not talking about injuring anyone from this target group, if they are innocent, then they'll be on there way after being stopped. Target your hate emails to an effort to educate this group and bring them to civility. Then they won't be targeted anymmore. Until then, live with it like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

So what? Blacks and Hispanics commit the vast majority of crimes in the united states. Just because it has to do with race doesn't mean people have to get so sensitive about it. How do we end racism? By not talking about it. The whole idea of a blog that is to show people how other people are racist makes me sick. Fuck this blog, and fuck whoever made it.

Dali Moustacho said...

Ah, them policemen bastards. It's ironic that they are corrupt men when they are supposed to defend the society from corruption.

Corynn Krieg said...

It's sad with how far we have come as a nation that racism is still so prevalent today. Racial profiling is complete discrimination. It is unjust for police to treat those of different races not equally. The NYPD officer's comment about targeting young black males is an uneducated and ignorant thing to say today. I would hope with the future, comes better education resulting in lessen stereotypes.
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