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Brooklyn, NY — The District Attorney’s office of Brooklyn is investigating allegations that an NYPD officer stole more than $1,000 from an innocent man and then pepper sprayed him and his sister after they voiced their concern about being robbed.
You can rest assured that if a video of this incident didn’t exist, neither would the investigation. Luckily this theft was caught on camera.
The encounter started as Lamard Joye, the victim, and his sister Lateefah Joye, were asking cops, who were roughing up a young man named Terrell Haskins, “Is that necessary?”
originally posted by: tavi45
FYI to all. This is neither new nor rare and actually one of the least exceptional cases I've seen. He's black in an obviously not so great part of NYC. At least there's a chance it's legitimately dirty money
If you wanna educate yourselves on this entirely legal process just look up Civil Forfeiture. Essentially money, objects and property can be found guilty until proven innocent despite being inanimate. Kind of like how corporations are legally considered people.
Best way to get it summed up quickly is to watch this 15 minute clip on the topic. John Oliver is just amazing on his HBO show. I'd recommend watching all his material.
If someone wants to embed this go ahead. I'm not tech savvy at all.
originally posted by: Azdraik
Yep Civil Forfeiture, aka legal robbery.
Not sure why people think this is new. It has been going on for awhile now an no one but the people who are affected by it really make much noise.