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Black Law Enforcement Organizations Denounce NYPD Commissioner Bratton


Reported by www.blackwestchester.com

Black Law Enforcement Organizations from throughout New York State, which included The Grand Council of Guardians, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, Law Enforcement Alliance, Blacks in Law Enforcement of America, National Latino Officers Association of America and others gathered on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at One Police Plaza, to voice their outrage of the lack of control and accountability of Commissioner Bratton and Mayor de Blasio of the NYPD when it come to Police Criminality among NYPD rank and file.

The recent killing of Eric Garner — a man killed by NYPD Officers while using an illegal chokehold to restrain him— is just apiece in a larger puzzle of deep-rooted “isms” in the institution of law enforcement in the NYPD.

Since the exposure of the Garner choking, videos have surfaced on social media and in the news of other “out of control” NYPD Officers clearly violating “Use of Force” Policy and Procedures. Like the Eric Garner incident, officers receive only minimum punishment.

“The Broken Window Theory of policing used by Commissioner Bratton is a Broken Policy and Theory. Commissioner Bratton has used it as another cover for NO TOLERANCE policing,” declared Damon K. Jones of Blacks In Law Enforcement

There has been no clear evidence that his theory has actually produced better living conditions for the communities it is has been applied to. The end result is police officers harassing a certain community for minor offences and instead of building stronger relationships with the communities; the relationships are strained and highly combustible


It is our duty as peace officers and members of Blacks in Law enforcement of America to continue the fight for freedom, justice, and equality for all citizens. We will be advocates of law enforcement professionals by establishing continuous training and support. As black law enforcement professionals, we pledge our time, honor, and talent for the uplifting of our communities. We are truly the leaders of the community, in and out of our blue uniform.

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