August 25, 2017

Shaun King Exposes The NYPD’s History of Unlawful Arrests & Talks Soul Snatchers [VIDEO]

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Shaun King Exposes The NYPD’s History of Unlawful Arrests & Talks Soul Snatchers [VIDEO]
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Journalist and Activist Shaun King walked up to Hot 97 to detail his reporting on a bombshell series in which he is exposing officers and the NYPD for some of their policies, including using quotas to arrest innocent kids around the city.

Starting this week, he began publishing a five part series called Soul Snatchers. In the first installment of the series, he revealed that New York City agreed to pay a $75 million settlement for a police corruption case  in which they had to admit that, “it was forced to dismiss over 900,000 arrests and summonses because they simply didn’t have the evidence to back them. These weren’t 900,000 stops that were made, but 900,000 legal actions accusing people of crimes that they did not commit. They were all bogus. Not 9,000. Not 90,000 — which seems like an outrageous number, but 900,000. Not only that, but the case actually had its very own deleted email scandal, where almost every single email Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly ever sent was deleted — never to be found again.”

Throughout the article, he highlighted the infamous Pedro Hernandez case in which he was arrested for a murder that he did not commit. There was substantial evidence he did not commit the crime, yet they asked him to agree to a plea deal. When disagreeing, they kept him in Rikers with a $250,000 bail in which they demanded it paid in full.

That piece ends as he details the case of the NYPD 12, in which current officers filed a lawsuit against the NYPD to prove they are illegally using quotas.

In part 2, he profiles Detective David Terrell, and his actions policing in the Bronx in which he arrested innocent citizens and accused him of corruption.

Read Part 1 and Part 2 here.

King recently sat down with the NYPD and gave their breakdown which can be seen below.


Watch the interview below as he breaks down the stories and his reporting against the NYPD below.