HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » Manhattan Public Defender...

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:02 AM

Manhattan Public Defender: Incident all too familiar

"I’m a public defender in Manhattan. The Central Park video is all too familiar"

A white person calls the police on a black man. The police arrive and take the side of his white accuser, refusing to believe his version of events. He is arrested and arraigned. An outrageous bail amount is set. His family can’t afford to buy his freedom. He gets sent to Rikers Island, where he sits for days, months or sometimes years.

In cases I’ve taken to trial, the district attorney has offered recordings of “hysterical 911 calls” as evidence of my clients’ guilt, urging the jury to “just listen to the fear in her voice,” saying, “You can tell she can sense a threat,” and asking questions such as, “Why would she lie?” All too often, it works.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-public-defender-in-manhattan-the-central-park-video-is-all-too-familiar/2020/05/26/73c3de60-9f99-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html

2 replies, 910 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Manhattan Public Defender: Incident all too familiar (Original post)
reACTIONary May 27 OP
Bettie May 27 #1
JustAnotherGen May 27 #2

Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:17 AM

1. So, lynching is still a thing

how disgusting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to reACTIONary (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:47 AM

2. NY Penal Law - PEN 240.50 Falsely reporting an incident 3rd degree

New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 240.50 Falsely reporting an incident in the third degree

A person is guilty of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree when, knowing the information reported, conveyed or circulated to be false or baseless, he or she:

1. Initiates or circulates a false report or warning of an alleged occurrence or impending occurrence of a crime, catastrophe or emergency under circumstances in which it is not unlikely that public alarm or inconvenience will result;  or

2. Reports, by word or action, to an official or quasi-official agency or organization having the function of dealing with emergencies involving danger to life or property, an alleged occurrence or impending occurrence of a catastrophe or emergency which did not in fact occur or does not in fact exist;  or

3. Gratuitously reports to a law enforcement officer or agency (a) the alleged occurrence of an offense or incident which did not in fact occur;  or (b) an allegedly impending occurrence of an offense or incident which in fact is not about to occur;  or (c) false information relating to an actual offense or incident or to the alleged implication of some person therein;  or . . .

**********

She broke the law.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread