It’s not your imagination: the New York Police Department has been planing evidence and framing innocent people all in order to meet arrest quotes.
This comes as an a former New York City narcotics detective, Stephen Anderson, testified in court that the NYPD routinely plants drugs on innocent people. He described this as a “common practice,” a “quick and easy” way for officers to reach arrest quotas.
The practice is known among NYPD cops as “flaking.”
Anderson was busted, along with four other officers, “flaking” four men in Queens back in 2008. He has cooperated with prosecutors, and is admitting that far from a few “bad apples,” this is the modus operandi of the NYPD.
“It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators,” Anderson testified.
“It’s almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway.”
The NYPD arrested over 50,000 people last year for low-level marijuana offenses.
As it turns out 86% of them are African-American and Latino.
Source: Counter Current News