New York as a Jim Crow Disgrace

In Giuliani's Time, Black Parents Teach Kids To Fear Cops

Lee also describes Harlem's Neighborhood Defender Service, a public service law office, which ''offers a ten-class curriculum in the schools called 'Conflict With the Cops' to help young people handle street encounters with the police. It discusses the concept of probable cause and shows videotaped improvisations of encounters with officers, among other things.''

If you're black in Giuliani's New York and want to emerge unscathed from encounters with the cops when you haven't done anything wrong, you'd be smart to take a survival course.

By the way, Giuliani once assured me that the Fourth Amendment doesn't say you need ''probable cause'' to search someone. I told him to look it up. He was a United States Attorney at the time!

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