The 17-Year-Old Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod



Exclusive audio obtained by The Nation of a stop-and-frisk carried out by the New York Police Department freshly reveals the discriminatory and unprofessional way in which this controversial policy is being implemented on the city’s streets.

On June 3, 2011, three plainclothes New York City Police officers stopped a Harlem teenager named Alvin and two of the officers questioned and frisked him while the third remained in their unmarked car. Alvin secretly captured the interaction on his cell phone, and the resulting audio is one of the only known recordings of stop-and-frisk in action.

In the course of the two-minute recording, the officers give no legally valid reason for the stop, use racially charged language and threaten Alvin with violence. Early in the stop, one of the officers asks, “You want me to smack you?” When Alvin asks why he is being threatened with arrest, the other officer responds, “For being a fucking mutt.” Later in the stop, while holding Alvin’s arm behind his back, the first officer says, “Dude, I’m gonna break your fuckin’ arm, then I’m gonna punch you in the fuckin’ face.”

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  • Evermont King

    They should allow concealed carry for protection against these fags.

  • zen

    They should be required to wear video when interacting with the public

  • Anofuctus

    Cops are a danger to society to a certain extent. I’ll never visit New York whether they profile me or not. New York Cops are the most corruptible cops in America.
    I bet they miss the “good ole days” when the city was were run by organized crime.
    Now they take their misguided attitudes, behavior, and energy out on minorities.
    I’ll never forget the time when 14 plus cops used me as a punching bag. I got in a few blows(Detroit cops)before they almost broke my knees. One cop hit me so hard in the abdomen, it left a 1 inch gash that bleed, but no ER to sew it up. I still have the scar today. I’d say 15% of cops are good, I say this because 10 years ago, 2 cops saved my life.