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Petitioning New York State Senate and 2 others
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New York State Senate
Governor
Andrew Cuomo
New York State House

Don't give more power to police by making resisting arrest a felony charge

A few years ago, I was sexually assaulted by a New York City police officer as I peacefully protested during the Occupy Wall Street movement. A male officer involved in the incident grabbed my breast so hard that a bruise was left in the form of his handprint on my chest. When I attempted to protect myself from this assault, I was thrown to the ground, beaten on the head, and left there as I suffered a seizure. I was charged with assault, convicted and ended up in Rikers Island prison for 58 days.

 

I didn’t resist arrest, but my experience is indicative of how police can easily abuse their power and get away with it. Now, in the wake of police brutality cases,New York City Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton wants to give officers more power by making resisting arrest a felony charge. That would put the penalty in the same category of crimes as murder, kidnapping, arson and aggravated assault. I’m calling on the NY State Assembly and Governor Cuomo to make sure that doesn’t happen.

 

The proposed change would give officers more reason to bring these high-stakes charges -- charges that are overwhelmingly dropped by judges in the judicial process. Recent research found that, since 2009, only 6 percent of these charges handed out by NYPD officers resulted in conviction. On top of that, only 15 percent of officers accounted for 75 percent of all resisting arrest charges. This change would surely give greater power to a small minority of potentially abusive officers.

 

Many people I know are concerned thatpolice can easily use the resisting arrest charge as cover for excessive force against citizens.What’s more concerning is that this move would do more harm to the people that police are meant to protect and serve. It could lead to longer prison sentences, disenfranchisement and loss of government assistance. And any trumped-up felony charges could give someone a permanent criminal record, making the rest of their life a living nightmare (as it has for me).

 

Changing the resisting arrest charge from a misdemeanor to a felony will give more power to the police -- specifically the most abusive officers -- and will make life more difficult for anyone who gets on the wrong side of certain cops. We need to tell the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo that this change would be the wrong choice for New York. Will you sign this petition?

 

LETTER TO
New York State Senate
Governor Andrew Cuomo
New York State House
I’m calling on the NY State Assembly and Governor Cuomo to put citizens first by ensuring that a resisting arrest charge is not categorized as a felony in the state of New York.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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Citizen passivity is now demanded up front by the bestial Rulers. I recall  Bush, Jr. complaining about activists (active citizens). That was a forewarning.

 

Police behavior is <½ dictated by law and >½  by the political climate. As the American Plutocracy  takes off their velvet gloves, the police iron hand is even easier to see and feel.  That starts with us and heads over to YT’s place. Expect little compassion from the rulers’ heartless glare.

 

Best way to avoid resisting arrest is to secure some economic power. How I see it.

Ya know, the Dog Pound and the Human (Negro) Zoo are no different.  The Dog Catcher runs after and catches dogs and thrown them in trucks to send them to cages and possibly, most likely, their deaths.  The "Police" men run after and catch predominately Black men and throws them (if he doesn't put a bullet in their ass first), in trucks to send them to cages, "human" courts, back to cages; some in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, for ALL amounts of time, imaginable; some for months, some for years, some for life, some for execution.

 

A Cave Man who thinks Africans are animals is going to treat Africans AS ANIMALS.  God only knows what the FUCK HE IS, but that's a different story altogether.  Someone granted these dog-like looking "people" the power of God and he uses this "power" on our asses, royally.

 

It would be a magnificent thing if Africans in America regrouped their way of thinking to stay out of these "Human"Dog-like clutches. They love DOGS; see how some of them are treated.  They HATE you; YOU GET WHAT YOU GET in the Greatest Country of Their Minds.

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