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NYPD Quote of the Day: “They Blame Everything on the Precinct”


​Graham Rayman’s “The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy’s 81st Precinct” chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009.

Here’s today’s outtake.

From a sergeant on June 12, 2008:

“When violence goes up, they blame everything on the precinct, that it’s something we’re not doing that’s causing it. That’s one of the reasons why outside supervision comes in, because they want to ensure that we’re not the problem. And when they’ve read enough green sheets of paper, they realize we’re not the problem.”

Read Part 2 of the series here, and check back on Runnin’ Scared for follow-ups as you await Part 3.


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