The Constitution Versus Ray Kelly

A new coalition is ready to take its fight to the commissioner

Our police commissioner and his chief cheerleader, the mayor, have forgotten or never learned that the Constitution would not have been allowed to work until the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments, introduced by James Madison) were added. These guaranteed that the new Americans’ personal constitutional liberties would be protected from abuses by a government ignoring the separation of powers while suspending, for example, the Fourth Amendment’s right to privacy.

What has now become a national story is the Associated Press’s month-long investigations, including internal NYPD documents, that reveal the extent to which Ray Kelly’s Intelligence Division in alliance with the CIA (forbidden by law to engage in domestic surveillance) is monitoring and infiltrating ethnic (especially Muslim) groups without any evidence of wrongdoing. Also, in black and Latino neighborhoods, monitoring bars, cafés, bookstores, and nightclubs.

All this, of course, is to protect us from terrorists. Nothing wrong with that, the commissioner and the mayor keep assuring us—and both add, it’s constitutional.

This ethnic-mapping system is—or rather, was—secret, and dig how it was defended before a U.S. Senate committee by NYPD Intelligence Division official, also connected with the CIA, Larry Sanchez: “The key was viewing innocuous activity, including behavior that might be protected by the First Amendment, as a potential precursor to terrorism.”

Anyone and anything can be suspect. It's as if legendary J. Edgar Hoover is our police commissioner.

But New York City hasn’t seceded from the United States, has it?

To combat this subversion of who we are as Americans (as taught when there were civics classes in New York schools), there is a new organization directly challenging Kelly and Bloomberg by bringing the Constitution back alive to New York in specific ways. Already, several leading candidates to succeed our undereducated mayor next year are paying attention to the goals of this rescue operation.

Welcome to Communities United for Police Reform! There are 27 member organizations. Among them: Center for Race, Crime & Justice (CRCJ) of John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Center for Constitutional Rights; New York Civil Liberties Union; Legal Aid Society; NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Sistas & Brothas United/Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition; CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities; Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; Bronx Defenders; Picture the Homeless; Color of Change; Institute of Juvenile Justice Reform & Alternatives of the Center for NU Leadership.

Since I came to New York to live in 1953 and then soon joined The Village Voice, I’ve never been so excited covering a story as this one. It’s as if such key forces leading to the American Revolution as Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty have sent emissaries to town.

In the months ahead, I’ll be updating this story. Ray Kelly’s Intelligence Division might want to get my FBI file, which begins with my teaching, in my early twenties, jazz at the Samuel Adams School in Boston. I knew it was a Commie front and mocked that in class, but no one else had asked me to teach jazz.

Here, Communities United for Police Reform speaks for itself: “An unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers, and activists to work for change.

“The partners in this campaign come from all five boroughs, from all walks of life, and represent many of those unfairly targeted the most by the NYPD.”

I await, folks, your exposing the Kelly infiltrators into your communities.

The coalition continues: “We are a movement that is here to stay—a Campaign that will be a visible, lasting presence in the streets and neighborhoods citywide. We will be in communities and on the streets educating people about their rights; and in the courts and on the steps of City Hall and the state capitol, demanding change to the NYPD—until the policies end.”

The website is changethenypd.org/problem.

There is one of the Bloomberg-Kelly achievements protecting us from residents of a certain neighborhood cited by Communities United: “In 2001, the New York Police Department made over 681,000 (stop-and-frisk) police stops—a 14 percent increase over 2010 (and a 603 percent increase since 2002, Bloomberg’s first year in office. Close to 90 percent of the stops resulted in no arrests or stops or summonses whatsoever.”

Take your bows, Bloomberg and Kelly.

Also on this agenda that Tom Paine would have appreciated is to “reduce the number of encounters between police and residents that are based on profiling and discrimination.”

Such continuous NYPD profiling is defined by the ACLU: “Racial profiling disproportionately targets people of color . . . alienating communities from law enforcement and trust among the people they are sworn to protect and serve . . . hindering community, police efforts. . . . The despicable practice of racial profiling . . . has led countless people to live in fear and created a system of law enforcement that cast entire communities as suspect.”

In a subsequent column: how Ray Kelly has cast practically anyone who is a Muslim as a suspect.

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loammo2bl
loammo2bl

Reale Mar 12, 2012 revision 4 22 2014 by Peter Anthony Reale  See strategic law suit against public participation SLAPP ...,

Threat if  you don't surrender guardianship  Mental Health director and fiduciary funding  husband too United Way funding  director  Don Shuster Listening Ear Corporation, did petition - Terry Gratkowski - she -   stopped all parents of now dead 6 days in Hospice to 50 year old autistic  deceased Dec. 25 1012 of egregious actionable  starvation i See:  Oliveri Building Corporation retarded Isabella county AFC Mental Health adults, visitation -  moreover that you do not surrender your plenary guardianship  See 1st 4th 5th 8th absorbed 14th amendment amendment to open your - f -  mouth you will get more where this came from: you will never see your son again See attorney Tom Weiss validation and your selected beautician of Clare County will not see Raymond Peter Reale according to Community Mental Health for Central Michigan see editorial editor Rick Mills  Mt. Pleasant, Morning Sun to Peter and Anne Gardthausen Reale both 90 years , "what happened to you can happen to my wife and  me (our son too" face to face (f/f) [see Alex Jones: 3/12/2012...Compare [SLAPP) your position, with Mr. & Mrs. Reale,  "in the interest of " their son Raymond Peter Reale, his dob 1961 (blind mute profoundly with autism, - Mrs. Reale  "in the interest of" her and my son, reciprocally in his interest - in his parent's son's interest - in their interest, placed him in {see SLAPP strategic lawsuits against public participation - Court says (Isabella Court)"you cannot tell a corporation what to do -  Listening Ear Crisis Center Adult Foster Care, Corporation [See National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)]; after having g lost 70 lbs in five weeks and then into starvation with Dr. Vaschista Nisha watching him and not arresting AFC 2599 S. Isabella Road Mt. Pleasant township of Union home janitor AFC Linda Bullard and Laura Faber with Janet Wight with Kathy Poritt - and Director Community Mental Health for Central Mich. (CMHCM) l Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary comptroller of finances Albany  N.Y. Comptroller of finances Alan Helvesi- Linda Kaufman's husband Listening Ear Adult Foster Care 299 S. Isabella Road:l Kaufmann - Don Schuster - the petitioner CMHCM Ann Hardesty Silker - Marilyn Thornton and  Ann K Mclellan for illustration purposes only, Ms Terry Gratkowski Attorney for Gratkowski,  Scully, and an infamous headline Morning Sun by Rick Mills editir;.[, See deceased son, Recipient Rights, MA Officer Kris Stableford 301 S. Crapo, suite 100;Stableford@cmhcm.org; Mr. Raymond Peter Gardthausen Reale  denied of his parents because they might see too much,  and Oliveri "might lose my AFC license," See Staten Island Willow scandal [Geraldo and Kennedy horror story]ensconced /sequestered in Builder Oliveri Corporation see SLAPP - RICO: 148 S.W. 2d 527, 530 where corporation has abused in the color of law as defined with public corruption squad FBI; Mr. Reale been evicted fro Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary husband Al Kaufmann, at death under Linda Kaufman and husband also Don Schuster (note where AFC money is funded;  AFC Deerfield Road within the aggregated RICO oppressive and unreasonable to quash 1-10 and 14th amendment this affirmation true in perjury threat affiant Mr. Peter and Anne Reale 4 28 2014

Jude
Jude

How are you viewing the Constitution--interpreted as 'original intent' or a living organism that changes with the times--not an easy choice

Larry
Larry

Here is an interesting piece on how to get oversight of police - especially in regards to stop and frisk - start a copwatch team...here's the article: http://theglobaljournal.net/ar...

Reale
Reale

Threat, being if you plural don't surrender guardianship accordingly chain of command, order of operation Ann Hardesty stopped all parents 22 minute visitation moreover that you do not surrender your 1st amendmen ta to open your f mouth you will get more where this came from: you will never see your son again See attolrney Tom Weiss validation and your selected beautician of Clare County will not see Raymond Peter Reale according to Community Mental Health for Central Michigan see editorial editor Rick Mills Mt. Pleasant, MorningSun to Peter eale, "what happened to you can happen to my wife and me (our son too" face to face (f/f) [see Alex Jones: 3/12/2012...Compare [SLAPP) your position, with Mr. & Mrs. Reale, our dob 1924 "in the interest of " their son Raymond Peter Reale, his dob 1961 (blind mute profoundly with autism, - Mrs. Reale weakened for which "in the interest of" her and my son, reciprocally in his interest - in his parent's son's interest - in their interest, placed him in {see SLAPP strategic lawsuits against public participation - "you cannot tell a corporation what to do ((?)(!))] Listening Ear Crisis Center Adult Foster Care, Corporation [See National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)]; after having g lost 70 lbs in five weeks and then into starvation with Dr. Vaschista Nisha watching him and not arresting AFC 2599 S. Isabella Road Mt. Pleasant township of Union home janitor AFC Linda Bullard and Laura Faber with Janet Wight with Kathy Poritt - and Director George Rouman Community Mental Health for Central Mich (CMHCM) replacement Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary comptroller of finances [compare N.Y. Comptroller Alan Hevesi] AlKaufmann - Don Schuster - the petitioner CMHCM Ann Hardesty Silker - Marilyn Thornton Ann K Mclellan for illustration purposes only, Ms Terry Gratkowski Attorney for Gratkowski Scully, Esq.[, See Recipient Rights, MA Officer Kris Stableford 301 S. Crapo, suite 100;kstableford@cmhcm.org;(989)772-5938 fax 989 773-1968]Mr. Raymond Reale ensconced /sequestered in Builder Oliever Corporation see SLAPP - RICO as 148 S.W. 2d 527, 530 where corporation has abused in the color of law as defined with public corruption squad FBI; Mr. Reale been evicted fro Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary husband Al Kaufmann, other;i AFC Deerfield Road within the aggregated RICO oppressive and unreasonable to quash 1-10 and 14th amendment this affirmation true in perjury threat affiant Mr. Peter Reale 3/12/12

Emilio Lizardo
Emilio Lizardo

Where exactly is it we should be looking for Islamic terrorists?

Tony
Tony

NYC routinely violates every constitutional right there is. They have for years and I see nothing changing there. NYC is not a place I would ever want to visit and I discourage anyone I have contact with from doing so either. It is a festering sore on the face of our country and nothing less that a holdover communist enclave. Bloomberg and Kelley make a wonderful pair akin to Stalin and Beria

Spartacus
Spartacus

It's funny how the liberal left stands by and references the Constitution when they see, from their perspective, alleged violation of individual rights. Where are they, or the Villagevoice for that matter, when Barry Obama routinely does the same thing but on a national scale?

sane37
sane37

proof? sources?

Read the Constitution once in your life. The President doesn't write law, or raise taxes, that's Congress' job.

Loammo
Loammo

Alex Jones: 3/12/2012...Compare [SLAPP) your position, with Mr. & Mrs. Reale, our dob 1924 "in the interest of " their son Raymond Peter Reale, his dob 1961 (blind mute profoundly with autism, - Mrs. Reale weakened for which "in the interest of" her and my son, reciprocally in his interest - in his parent's son's interest - in their interest, placed him in {see SLAPP strategic lawsuits against public participation - "you cannot tell a corporation what to do ((?)(!))] Listening Ear Crisis Center Adult Foster Care, Corporation [See National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)]; after having g lost 70 lbs in five weeks and then into starvation with Dr. Vaschista Nisha watching him and not arresting AFC 2599 S. Isabella Road Mt. Pleasant township of Union home janitor AFC Linda Bullard and Laura Faber with Janet Wight with Kathy Poritt - and Director George Rouman Community Mental Health for Central Mich (CMHCM) replacement Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary comptroller of finances [compare N.Y. Comptroller Alan Hevesi] AlKaufmann - Don Schuster - the petitioner CMHCM Ann Hardesty Silker - Marilyn Thornton Ann K Mclellan for illustration purposes only, Ms Terry Gratkowski Attorney for Gratkowski Scully, Esq.[, See Recipient Rights, MA Officer Kris Stableford 301 S. Crapo, suite 100;kstableford@cmhcm.org;(989)772-5938 fax 989 773-1968]Mr. Raymond Reale ensconced /sequestered in Builder Oliever Corporation see SLAPP - RICO as 148 S.W. 2d 527, 530 where corporation has abused in the color of law as defined with public corruption squad FBI; Mr. Reale been evicted fro Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary husband Al Kaufmann, other;i AFC Deerfield Road within the aggregated RICO oppressive and unreasonable to quash 1-10 and 14th amendment this affirmation true in perjury threat affiant Mr. Peter Reale 3/12/12

loammo2bl
loammo2bl

Reale Mar 12, 2012 revision 4 22 2014 by Peter Anthony Reale  See strategic law suit against public participation SLAPP ...,

Threat if  you don't surrender guardianship  Mental Health director and fiduciary funding  husband too United Way funding  director  Don Shuster Listening Ear Corporation, did petition - Terry Gratkowski - she -   stopped all parents of now dead 6 days in Hospice to 50 year old autistic  deceased Dec. 25 1012 of egregious actionable  starvation i See:  Oliveri Building Corporation retarded Isabella county AFC Mental Health adults, visitation -  moreover that you do not surrender your plenary guardianship  See 1st 4th 5th 8th absorbed 14th amendment amendment to open your - f -  mouth you will get more where this came from: you will never see your son again See attorney Tom Weiss validation and your selected beautician of Clare County will not see Raymond Peter Reale according to Community Mental Health for Central Michigan see editorial editor Rick Mills  Mt. Pleasant, Morning Sun to Peter and Anne Gardthausen Reale both 90 years , "what happened to you can happen to my wife and  me (our son too" face to face (f/f) [see Alex Jones: 3/12/2012...Compare [SLAPP) your position, with Mr. & Mrs. Reale,  "in the interest of " their son Raymond Peter Reale, his dob 1961 (blind mute profoundly with autism, - Mrs. Reale  "in the interest of" her and my son, reciprocally in his interest - in his parent's son's interest - in their interest, placed him in {see SLAPP strategic lawsuits against public participation - Court says (Isabella Court)"you cannot tell a corporation what to do -  Listening Ear Crisis Center Adult Foster Care, Corporation [See National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)]; after having g lost 70 lbs in five weeks and then into starvation with Dr. Vaschista Nisha watching him and not arresting AFC 2599 S. Isabella Road Mt. Pleasant township of Union home janitor AFC Linda Bullard and Laura Faber with Janet Wight with Kathy Poritt - and Director Community Mental Health for Central Mich. (CMHCM) l Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary comptroller of finances Albany  N.Y. Comptroller of finances Alan Helvesi- Linda Kaufman's husband Listening Ear Adult Foster Care 299 S. Isabella Road:l Kaufmann - Don Schuster - the petitioner CMHCM Ann Hardesty Silker - Marilyn Thornton and  Ann K Mclellan for illustration purposes only, Ms Terry Gratkowski Attorney for Gratkowski,  Scully, and an infamous headline Morning Sun by Rick Mills editir;.[, See deceased son, Recipient Rights, MA Officer Kris Stableford 301 S. Crapo, suite 100;Stableford@cmhcm.org; Mr. Raymond Peter Gardthausen Reale  denied of his parents because they might see too much,  and Oliveri "might lose my AFC license," See Staten Island Willow scandal [Geraldo and Kennedy horror story]ensconced /sequestered in Builder Oliveri Corporation see SLAPP - RICO: 148 S.W. 2d 527, 530 where corporation has abused in the color of law as defined with public corruption squad FBI; Mr. Reale been evicted fro Linda Kaufmann and her fiduciary husband Al Kaufmann, at death under Linda Kaufman and husband also Don Schuster (note where AFC money is funded;  AFC Deerfield Road within the aggregated RICO oppressive and unreasonable to quash 1-10 and 14th amendment this affirmation true in perjury threat affiant Mr. Peter and Anne Reale 4 28 2014  

 
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