NYPD: ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Is the Price We Pay For a Free Society

NYPD: ‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Is the Price We Pay For a Free Society
May 08 16:59 2013 Print This Article

Everyone knows about the NYPD’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ policy, but are you aware of the rationale behind that policy? Apparently the NYC police and mayor believe thatNYPD2 the city’s inhabitants are guilty until proven otherwise, and are using the recent manhunt in Boston for the marathon bombers as an excuse for increasing surveillance.

In a Christian Science Monitor article discussing ‘teenagers, terrorism, and social media’, NYPD Sgt. Ed Mullins put all New Yorkers on notice that they no longer have a presumption of innocence:

Using a zero tolerance approach to track domestic terrorists online is the only reasonable way to analyze online threats these days, especially after the Boston Marathon bombing and news that the suspects had subsequently planned to target Times Square in Manhattan, Mullins says. The way law enforcement agencies approach online activity that appears sinister is this: “If you’re not a terrorist, if you’re not a threat, prove it,” he says.

Unfortunately, that’s not the way the law works, or at least not the way it’s intended to function. In the land of the free, citizens are supposed to maintain a presumption of innocence until proven otherwise. The implications of Sgt Mullins’ admission are disturbing. If there’s no presumption of innocence, then law enforcement officers are allowed to behave however they please, even going so far as to ignore evidence and harass innocent people.

Also, how can a person prove their innocense? How can you prove a negative? Mullins then goes a step further, saying that casting a wide net ensures freedom:

“This is the price you pay to live in free society right now. It’s just the way it is,” Mullins adds.

It’s   “just the way it is” because the NYPD has decided to make it that way. It’s not judicial or fair. The people of NYC should stand up for their freedom before this sort of tyranny doesn’t become the law of the land.

 

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Ar1
Ar1

The only way to fight these unjust procedures is to unite, but that is the problem among our people. The divide and conquer strategy is rampant among our people, and this is what took so many of our great leaders from us. 

DouglasSteward
DouglasSteward

HIS POLICE ARE THE REAL CRIMINALS AND ALL MORAL AMERICANS SHOULD MOVE AWAY FROM NY AND ALL OTHER STATES AND CITIES WHERE WHITE MANIACS ARE IN CONTROL!!! WE SHOULD ALL GET TOGETHER FOR A INTERNATIONAL POLICE FORCE TO ARREST AND TRY THESE CRIMINALS FOR THEIR CRIMINAL ACTS THAT THEY HAVE COVERED UP OVER THE PAST DECADES!!! DOUGLAS K. STEWARD IN WASHINGTON DC FOR TRUTH AN JUSTICE FOR ALL NOT JUST SOME!!! 2024258022

escball70
escball70

@DouglasSteward i keep telling people start killing cops off and this shit will stop defend yourself or get wiped out like the indians

TalithaMcEachin
TalithaMcEachin like.author.displayName 1 Like

 That's just an excuse. The police are not above the law, they are merely there to enforce it...wow!