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Gothamist: A subway busker was arrested for loitering after a confrontation with an NYPD officer over whether or not he was allowed to be performing. The incident happened at the Lorimer Street / Metropolitan Avenue station on the southbound G train platform around 1:30 a.m. on Friday. Here’s how the video uploader described the quality of life incident: “One of NYPD’s finest arrests a man for playing in the subway after he recites the law word for word that allows him to perform for donations,” the uploader wrote. “He continues to sing as he is being handcuffed. A “fuck the police” chant subsequently follows.”

The video starts with busker Andrew Kalleen, 30, already arguing with the officer over whether or not he is allowed to be performing there. “You just need to know the law,” Kalleen says to the officer while begging him to read MTA’s own “Rules of Conduct” about the matter. As onlookers shout, “we have bigger problems in New York City than someone playing guitar,” the officer eventually reads the relevant section of the rules (Section 1050.6c, which Kalleen wisely seems to have memorized) from a phone:

Except as expressly permitted in this subdivision, no person shall engage in any nontransit uses upon any facility or conveyance. Nontransit uses are noncommercial activities that are not directly related to the use of a facility or conveyance for transportation. The following nontransit uses are permitted by the Authority, provided they do not impede transit activities and they are conducted in accordance with these rules: public speaking; campaigning; leafletting or distribution of written noncommercial materials; activities intended to encourage and facilitate voter registration; artistic performances, including the acceptance of donations

The onlookers clap at the end, but the officer is unmoved, insisting that Kalleen needs to leave: “Being ejected doesn’t mean you’re arrested, it means you’re getting thrown out of the station.” Kalleen says the officer is harassing him, and more and more people begin asking the officer under what grounds the busker is being ejected, to which the officer doesn’t respond. Kalleen goes back to singing Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” for a bit before the officer shuts him down. You can hear people yelling, “On what grounds?” “You don’t have something better to do?” and “There are people breaking laws, dangerous people in this city.” Kalleen briefly starts singing again when the officer walks away before returning with several other cops. The officer takes the guitar off of Kalleen, hitting him in the face in the process, then arrests him. Onlookers loudly boo and start yelling “Fuck the police,” as Kalleen is taken off.

An NYPD’s spokesperson tells us that Kalleen was playing guitar, singing and accepting donations “without permit of permission” from the MTA. Because he is a “transit recidivist,” which the spokesperson explained as someone having an open ticket or warrant, perhaps related to turnstile jumping or a similar offense—he was arrested and charged with loitering. There was no mention of him impeding transit activities. BuskNY, a coalition of freelance performers, gathered on the steps of City Hall over the summer to call for an end to officers arresting, jailing, and slamming them with pricey summonses for an activity they know to be legal under the MTA’s guidelines.

 

OK, so not a great look for the NYPD here. The cop knew he fucked up but he had already gone too far and had to save face somehow. Probably didn’t need the other 10 cops to save him from the hipster crowd that was gathering but then again the guy had his shit everywhere like it was his own bedroom. Before you go feeling bad for this guy just remember he’ll probably spend a couple hours in jail and then win a big wrongful arrest lawsuit. ‘Merica!

 

 

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The FDNY/NYPD Charity Hockey Game Went Well This Weekend

Posted: April 7, 2014 by subwaycreatures in Sports
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Christ Almighty! I’m not sure if the NYPD took a bigger beating from the fight or the fans? It’s just good to see unity among New Yorkers once again.

Side note: I don’t think Nassau Colosseum has seen this many people in attendance for a hockey game since the 1980s.

 

 

 

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Gothamist: The police have released a photograph of a man accused of a sexual assault in a midtown Manhattan subway station on Sunday, in hopes that the public can identify him. According to the NYPD, a 19-year-old man was riding a downtown D train from West 155th Street and 8th Avenue at 11:45 a.m. When he sat down, the suspect was “standing across from him, touching his groin area over his clothing.” The police said the suspect approached the victim and directed him to exit the train with him at Columbus Circle-59th Street. They boarded another train to the West 50th C/E station, where the suspect led the victim to the north end of the downtown platform and forced him to perform a criminal sex act. The suspect then stole the victim’s backpack and fled in an arriving downtown train. The victim also got on the train, retrieved his backpack, took a photograph of the suspect with his cellphone and then left the train. The suspect is described as a man in his 30s, about 6′, 190 pounds and wearing a grey jacket, beige pants and a black knit hat. Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

I’ve read this story 3 times now and does anyone else find it bizarre? So some guy is sitting on the train rubbing his dick and tells you to get off the train–so you do?? Never mentions anything about him having a weapon or being threatening but he walks you to another train where you get on with him and then proceed to follow him to the end of the platform for a handie/beej? THEN, he steals your backpack and gets onto another train where you follow him and not only take the backpack back, but you snap a picture of the guy as he falls asleep a couple minutes later with you standing next to him? I’m not saying this didn’t happen and obviously this guy needs to get caught, but there are a lot of holes in this story. I would love to hear the other guy’s version.

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Gawker:  On Monday afternoon, the NYPD shot a dogthat was trying to protect his unconscious owner, who, according to reports, had just suffered a seizure. As Gothamist reports: Johnny Rodriguez, who was visiting the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary nearby, said he and three other people alerted nearby police officers that the owner of the dog was in danger of being hit by traffic. “He was having a seizure, I saw him lying down on the ground and his head was twitching and shaking.” The two officers who responded called for backup (“I guess they didn’t have the training or something”) and the dog began growling as officers approached the man. “I told one of the cops, ‘Hey, that dog is growling, be careful,’ because they were getting pretty close,” Rodriguez says. “I used to have a pit bull and that’s just how they are, they protect their owners.” Rodriguez thought that one woman had placed herself too closely behind the man as she was observing what was happening. “It grabbed her pants, but it didn’t bite her, then the dog starts running at the cop.” A police officer then shot the dog point blank. For the next few minutes, the dog lies there, writhing and bleeding, while a crowd gathers. It’s an absolutely brutal scene. The dog is apparently still alive but in critical condition.

Rough video to watch and even tougher call here. I really can’t say what I would’ve done here but it’s all about reaction time and there was not much. You got a guy tweaking out on the sidewalk and a pit bull attacking people, including you. Don’t know if I would go straight for my gun but the dog clearly had to go down somehow.

Side note: Did everyone just give up on the dude on the ground? Cause if one of them looked like they are making it through this ordeal, my money is on the pit bull who took one to the dome.

 

Apparently, this kid was caught jumping the turnstile in Brooklyn and when frisked by a police officer, he made a sudden move that made the cop suplex him. I’m not saying whether or not it was excessive force but the kid and the bystanders definitely found NYPD’s kryptonite…Spanish.
Whole story http://elitedaily.com/elite/2012/nyc-cop-body-slams-teen-paying-subway-fare-video/