NYPD Officers Caught On Tape Roughing Up Teenager and Threatening To Break His Arm

There has been continuing controversy over the heavy use of stop and frisks in New York —  700,000 in just 2011 alone.  Only 2 percent turned up contraband and minority groups have objected to what they claim is profiling and harassment.  This video gives an insight into the type of abuse that can occur in such incidents. In this video, a teenager named Alvin is stopped by three officers on the grounds that he looks “suspicious.” The officers are caught calling him a “fuckin’ mutt” and threatening to break his arm and beat him. He is roughed up and repeatedly told to “shut the fuck up” when he tries to ask questions.

The teen is never given any reason for the stop or the abuse. His secret recording capturing a torrent of abuse. One of the officer responds to his questions with “You want me to smack you?” while another tells him that he is being stopped “For being a fucking mutt.” Alvin’s arm is held behind his back as the first officer says, “Dude, I’m gonna break your fuckin’ arm, then I’m gonna punch you in the fuckin’ face.”

There is no indication by the NYPD of any punishment for the officers, though it generally takes public pressure to force departments to act on such YouTube videos. It is yet another example of how important these videos have become to deterring police abuse despite the efforts by prosecutors like Anita Alvarez in Chicago to arrest citizens recording officers. For a prior column, click here. As discussed in prior columns and blogs, police across the country have been arresting citizens who film them — a clear abuse of their rights and an effort to prevent citizens from creating incriminating videotapes increasingly used against police. This trend has continued (here) despite court rulings in favor of citizens. Politicians have done little to reaffirm the rights of citizens in these cases and officers are rarely subject to discipline for such arrests.

Source: Nation

79 thoughts on “NYPD Officers Caught On Tape Roughing Up Teenager and Threatening To Break His Arm

  1. artiewhifefox, That is just not true. The laws of god recognize the positive of courts as do the laws of people. The problem is that corrupt forces came to be in power but that doesn’t mean that the forces of corruption will always be in power.

    idealist, I don’t think he was running drugs for the CIA, I think he was just selfish and doing illegal things for his personal financial gain.

    The problem with planning for failure is that it is depressing. To me, it is much less stressful to plan for success. I realize that I was totally “screwed over” but given Judge John D. Bates, it is much less stressful for me to think that he will recognize what DOJ published in the Federal Register, recognize the tolling of the Privacy Act subsection g(5), and basically do the right thing even if it means acknowledging a pro se litigant.

    And if not him there is always the Court of Appeals. Are they really going to rule against their previous rulings?

    DOJ also, an inconsistent agency with some 40,000 employees. They can’t all be schmucks.

    • The Police remind me of the stories about NDE people seeing devils looking like people who say follow us you will be safe with us, and then slowly get agitated with the NDE saying to him hurry up.we are almost there. Their attitude gets worse,and worse and end up beating him up gnawing on his spirit. He calls out the name of Jesus. The devils suddenly vanish.. Guess who is behind police?

  2. Kaysieverding,

    Look, I have never been a litigant, so my expressing an opinion is basicly just being helpul, The guy who happens to hear your plaint when you are chatting on your cell at the coffee counter. How good a source is that.

    To remove the stress, you may or may not have to face the worst things that can happen and say what then?
    What can I pick up with and survive? It makes it less of a life threat if you do that short mental runthrough.
    Two times you happen to get a bureauscrat who is very
    helpful and does what he is supposed to do. Then the next time he doesn’t know you and rebuffs you totally.
    The basic guide is “I got my routine. If I have to call my boss, I am not gonna get that raise, stall, get rid by whatever means,etc.”

    So why should you get any other reception?

    The neighbor, his occupation was postulated only as illustrative of a “connected” person, not his actual one.

    The judge: what are you doing to curry favor or make him realiize that you are somebody that he should favor? Is there anything legal to do? Join his chess club?

    Again, good luck. You know all the printed stuff, but none of the rotten undergrowth, except what you have experienced—so far.

    Is your life empty? Fill it with something else.
    I am a dutch uncle.

  3. You’re not supposed to curry favor with a judge or seek informal contact with him or her. You’re just supposed to lay out the facts and laws and he or she is supposed to rule on that.

    The biggest problem is abuse of Rule 12(b)(6) motions — motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim. All you should have to do is state a recognized cause of action and they should be barred.

    The Courts could also keep the identity of the judge a secret until there is a trial. They could just redact his name from his minute orders.

  4. True.
    Don’t know.
    True, and even during and after trial can identity be known only to the court officials, and then only upon impeachment or misconduct investigations. I have proposed this before here. Using lot assigned non sequential ID numbers for court officials attached to case numbers which ain turn are permanent and publicly known.

  5. Well one thing that was suspicious about my District of Colorado 02-1950 Kay Sieverding v. Kevin Bennett et al. case is that Nottingham wasn’t the original judge assigned to my case. Judge Matsch was, a senior judge. And senior judges can get out of any case with no explanation supposedly, I don’t know all the details.

    Anyway Judge Matsch reassigned my case to Judge Nottingham. It didn’t go through a random reassignment procedure.

    I have some of the attorney bills, since I was ordered to pay them. They show that David Brougham, the lawyer representing Kevin Bennett, the City of Steamboat Springs etc. also billed Lloyds of London. That was because Elizabeth Wittemyer the Colorado prosecutor who prosecuted me without a written statement of probable cause, bought prosecutor’s insurance from Lloyds. The State of Colorado had no record of such insurance, they only showed Lloyds as a reinsurer. Lloyds sells hard to place insurance on line apparently without regulation by the U.S. government.

    So in the attorney bills, on 4/14/03 David Brougham, a partner at Hall & Evans, billed for “confer with Slezak regarding case assignment issues; review fax regarding same.” In September I filed a second paid complaint alleging that Thom Ernst just sent me an email saying Bennett threatened to shoot his family while they touring my extra lot for sale but that Magistrate Schlatter had forbidden me to call the police. That was assigned to Nottingham even though with pro se cases the cases are supposed to be assigned to the same judge assigned to case filed by the same litigant. (An example of differential pro se rules since lawyer filed cases are randomly assigned). Then in October my 02-1950 case was assigned directly to Nottingham with no explanation as to why.

    Anyone can get that bill. The 10th Circuit has it as AP-0517 in my appeal of the attorney fee shifting order, 06-1439. That is free on the 10th Circuit database for opinions. None of the 10th Circuit opinions explains the factual basis for my claims or even what I claimed as a cause of action. They just all refer to an oral hearing the magistrate had before my defendants were even all served and before they filed any response at all to my claims. And there are public records by both Brougham and Magistrate Schlatter that they discussed my case before the hearing. So my theory is that Sclatter, Nottingham, and Brougham were probably meeting every night at the Diamond Cabaret strip club and Brougham was picking up the checks for everyone.

  6. ArtieWhiteFox,

    You’ll get a chance to peek someday, so give it a break.

    PS Hope I am not plagueing a mental defective, to some degree all religious persons are. Any toes left unstamped. Catcha later.😉

    • idealist707, It is a misnomer that a person following Christ is religious. The fact is Jesus is apposed to religious people. Mark 14:1-9 KJV the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. John 12;10 the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
      Sodomite wanted to give worse just like the policeman.
      KJV,Genesis 19 >>. 9And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: no eternal fire ring around city.
      Jesus talking to the religious peoiple” Police are like the religious people,and sodomites, and pre flood people too. Hell is the glorified face of Jesus to darkness. Jesus is as far from religious as the east is from the west.
      Matthew 23 >> 13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

      15Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

      16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! 17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

      23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

      25Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

      27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. 28Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

      29Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
      King James Version

  7. Saw that video about the dumb cop named Moss. One of the weirdest, I must say. But since he had already called in the ticket, and did not “fix” the ticket, he actually committed a lesser crime, didn’t he? I mean, it probably comes off as something like a misdemeanor. Now as to the particular defendant and her speeding ticket, it was probably well worth her while to get all that publicity!

    My main question now: Is Barbie really her name? OH NO! Fact is stranger than fiction!

  8. Artie,

    how can you say that you are not religious? you cite the same fairy tale as they.

    Scribes and chief priests…..who says they were religious? Ha!

    • MY spirit is not like them. I am for the people they are against like the zoosexuals, gays, clothing optional, furries not wanting them to have anatomically correct furry suits. How can I be for the religions being against the religions. I see their errors.
      I am a person that teaches religions what they have done wrong.

      Religions have the KJV but do lot teach us the truth therein. Here again is evidence of the devil in people hiding truth, perverting words, taking verses out of context while having KJV in their blood soaked hands. 8 places in KJV says the heart figuratively is to be circumcised not the penis tip at all. Deuteronomy 30:6, Deuteronomy 10:16 ;Jeremiah 4:4 , Jeremiah 9:26; Colossians 2:11-15;Acts 7:51;Leviticus 26:41;Romans 2:29, circumcision is a blood sacrifice. nothing more nothing less.

  9. AWF,

    Wow, where can I join. I do not like circumcision.

    It IS a blood rite. And a damn primitive one. It does not even qualify for medieval!!! Professor JT?

    But I won’t and would not kill the users of it. Cut off your wee-wee if you like. Poor kid. Some days after his birth they want to take away his chief plaything he had to kill time with for 9 months. Let the hair on my palm grow! Leave it alone!

    But all should leave the women alone. I know Somali women are itchBays, but with the guys there how can one say the women have no reason to complain.

    Women need something extra for their trouble.

  10. PS Typical Somali woman complaint:

    “Bring home a 200,000 tonner next tiem. The kids are hungry and I need a new dress. And stop chewing chat. Your face is falling off and your teeth are falling out. Wake up! I know you are there”

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