October 9, 2014 4:05 pm -

[su_right_ad]NY 1 was interviewing black and Latino students who were being hustled out of the white neighborhoods where they were attending school.

According to their sources, kicking minority students out after school was a common practice among the NYPD’s school safety officers, and several students confirmed that it had happened to them. However, whenever they attempted to film schools in multiple neighborhoods, officers insisted that they weren’t allowed to videotape them or the schools, despite NYC law stating they were allowed to do so on public sidewalks.

In once instance, an officer broke their camera, and another called the actual cops on the reporters. (The cops eventually explained to the school officers that yes, the reporters were allowed to be there, and yes, they could videotape any NYPD officer.)


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to New York Police Break Reporter’s Camera For Interviewing Students

  1. An American in Canada October 9th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Sounds like school safety officers didn’t get the memo…

    • neworleans878 October 9th, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      Doubt it would have made a difference if they did….

      • Larry Schmitt October 9th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

        A little power goes to some people’s heads.

  2. uzza October 9th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    These are the guys they want to give guns to?

    • GreatLakeSailor October 9th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      Grenade launchers

  3. rg9rts October 10th, 2014 at 3:14 am

    The thugs might be slow but they learned that the camera is the enemy….now must learn that TV crew is not to be attacked….not the brightest bulbs in the box