Black People : black mayor sued by black citizens over DWB

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    black mayor and black police chief sued by black people:




    CITY POLICE have targeted thousands of minority residents and illegally stopped and searched them for no reason under Mayor Nutter's amped-up "stop and frisk" policy, a team of prominent civil-rights attorneys allege in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

    The class-action lawsuit - filed in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania and the law firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg - claims that Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey "instituted more aggressive stop-and-frisk practices," and then, "with deliberate indifference," failed to properly train, supervise and discipline officers who routinely violate civil rights.

    "These unconstitutional actions have had and continue to have a devastating effect on the lives of many Philadelphians," attorney Paul Messing said. "Beyond that, these police practices have had no real impact on stemming criminal conduct in our city. They just subject innocent people to humiliating and degrading treatment."

    The suit was filed on behalf of eight black and Latino men, including state Rep. Jewell Williams, a former Temple University police officer who plans to run for city sheriff in next year's Democratic primary.

    Officers handcuffed Williams in March 2009 and placed him into the back seat of a squad car after he inquired about the well-being of two elderly men whom police had detained - then subsequently released - during a car stop in Williams' North Philly neighborhood.

    Williams, who was stopped about three car-lengths back, said he emerged from his state-leased Chrysler after he overheard an officer threatening to beat up one of the elderly men. Williams alleged that another officer ordered him to "get back in the f---ing car," even though Williams said he identified himself as a state legislator.

    In an interview yesterday, Williams said the nightmarish incident "was like a flashback to the civil-rights era."

    "You can command attention and respect without calling a person an 'm-effer,' " Williams said. "When you use 'm-effer' and all kinds of words like that, what comes next is pushing and shoving. . . . Those are words that, in my opinion, were used in slavery days."

    When asked how the lawsuit might affect his bid for sheriff, Williams said he hoped that voters would want a sheriff who stands up for their civil rights and wouldn't "turn his head to bad things."



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    we profile us

    black mayor, black police chief, profiling black men.
    does this mean that it is safe to put black men in charge because they are programmed to carry out the oppressors work for them?
     
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    Vote Jewell Williams for Sheriff. (or is he just grand standing?)
     
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    no, he is running for sheriff

    in philly the sheriff mostly deals with foreclosures and putting people out of their homes. sheriff sales and such.
    these days that is a very important post.

    so here we have a candidate for sheriff suing the mayor and the police chief, all black, about "stop and frisk" an unrelated matter. interesting.
     
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    That was my question...is he truely interested in what he deems a real problem or is he grandstanding this issue to gain attention for his bid for Sheriff?

    I would think that in his role in foreclosures and putting people out of their homes, one guy can do that just as well as the other...its not like he can benefit the people in any way in that role.
     
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    My concern with this case lies with the interest of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a basically white controversial and leftist organization; and whether or not there are any blacks on staff in the Philadelphia office/area.

     
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    true. i'm not sure how the ACLU got in the mix.
     
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    i think he is sincere.
     
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    the irony

    with a black mayor and a black police chief a brother still cannot drive a new BMW trough the hood
     
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    There has to be a hidden agenda.


     
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