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    NYPD’s Obsession with Quotas

    Many are criticizing the NYPD's seeming obsession with ticket quotas, after 3 Crown Heights residents received summones for 'blocking pedestrian traffic.' Yosef Bergovoy and Yosef Sabol were interviewed by ABC News. Video

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    its crazy
    Guest
    its crazy

    not normal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kol Akovod
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    Kol Akovod

    I am so glad that the boys did something and reported the incident to Channel 7. I myself wrote about this incident to the Mayors office. The whole story was and is sickening.

    Doesn't sound good
    Guest
    Doesn't sound good

    It shows an ongoing prejudice against us that hasn’t done much for our safety. This is especially alarming considering that our community on the whole is known to be law abiding.

    This is what happens with too much power
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    This is what happens with too much power

    Give cops too much power and you get an abuse of power. I belive they have quotas and this is these boy are the result of it. We need major media investigation and exposing the facts.

    Anon
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    Anon

    Just BTW his name is Yakov Sabol!

    it's complected...
    Guest
    it's complected...

    I’m not trying at all to downgrade the problem, but i don’t know if it’s so safe that it should start becoming the “seider” that every police act should be investigated. think about it: the police will start becoming scared to act at all, and then when real problems arise they will hesitate to to something.

    some sort of balance has to be worked out.

    if you have a story to share....
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    if you have a story to share....

    write to ABC at the.investigators@abc.com. I just did (about 4 lines, took me five minutes) and hopefully they more stories they will hear, the more they will investigate and maybe the problems will stop a bit.

    Tell the truth
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    Tell the truth

    The truth is that these young men insulted the police officers by making “smart Alec” remarks. This is not a case of ticket quotas, but rather young bocherim making a chilul Hashem by being chutzpadik to police. Ask either of these two Yosefs what there friend screamed that angered the police. In my opinion they got what they deserved

    out of hand
    Guest
    out of hand

    just got summons tonight for biking on the sidewalk in CH, I mean couldn’t they find something better to do with their time?

    were are we?
    Guest
    were are we?

    oh sorry about that, got lost in thought, for a second I thought i was in Russia somewhere in the 70’s

    Boruch S Wolf
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    Boruch S Wolf

    To #6 As Benjamin Franklin had so very eloquently stated: ‘Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither’. We can live in a police state that offer 1000% more harassment and 1% more security, put I would decline their security at the price of undermining freedom and liberty. All they have to do is profile behaviors of criminals and harassing the good citizens would be unnecessary (not to mention unconstitutional). To #8 Even if they were chutzpadik, which I don’t believe they were, I don’t think chutzpah is a punishable offense by law. Can you cite to us the law… Read more »

    to #10
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    to #10

    lol!

    instead of calling it CH call it USSR
    Guest
    instead of calling it CH call it USSR

    Are we in Russia or what??? I think with these cops around we are! They are KGB. Not funny, its really sad

    Elie
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    Elie

    Good Job Yosef and co for taking the steps that may make a difference.

    To all the nay sayers (#6, #8) we don’t hire the police to control our lives, we hire the police to take care or crime. If this is what they call crime, I want my money back

    WItness to scene
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    WItness to scene

    To number 8- I was there, and they were actually very calm. You were not there, so it’s nice of you to speculate about what actually happened. Besides for that point, this type of stuff happens daily, Thank G-d it was caught on camera. To the other comments, one of the boys actually asked the Russian police on the scene “you’re from Russia right? the police said yeah, So the boy asked “this is How it used to be in Russia, no?” to which the police answered he doesn’t know. Later on that boy found out that the officer ‘found… Read more »

    Outrageous abuse of power
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    Outrageous abuse of power

    These cops are being paid by us to protect us, not fine us for puny infractions of our convoluted laws. Just yesterday my wife received a double parking ticket while she was in the car (with the engine running) dropping off a family member at their residence. The cop just walked over to the car while not saying anything to my wife and started writing the ticket. The cop didn’t even indicate on the ticket that the driver was present in order to make it more difficult to fight (which I think was deliberate). Any cop that abuses their power… Read more »

    A Friend
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    A Friend

    Good job guys.
    somebody has to stand up and speak out.

    to #8
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    to #8

    what is your *&^%n problem is this Russia or USA in the us if a cop gave me a ticket for talking on the sidewalk the cop would have gotten a lot more then what the bochurim here gave them !!

    to #15
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    to #15

    totally agree with every word you wrote, every time I (a law abiding citizen) pass a cop I get scared he might just find a reason to fine me or something like that its got to stop

    Yosef
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    Yosef

    Dear residents of Crown Heights: After being victimized by the NYPD in the incident of October 24th in Crown Heights, we have decided to take steps to prevent further similar situations from occurring. Citizens should never be, nor ever fear to be, harassed or to have to spend their time and money on disputing frivolous or fictitious tickets. It is time to stand up for ourselves. We live in a democracy, where the power rests with the people. Government and public servants, such as the police, are here to serve us and protect us, not prey on us. Unfortunately, they… Read more »

    This country has become a fascistic police state
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    This country has become a fascistic police state

    You know your living in a fascistic country when you get scared when you see a police car in your rear view mirror. Aren’t they supposed to make us feel safe?!?!

    Quality has gone down
    Guest
    Quality has gone down

    They wear a uniform to get personal respect. They are more likely to get it if they behave with self respect.

    Boruch N. Hoffinger                BS"D
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    Boruch N. Hoffinger BS"D

    Cruel government.
    Down with ‘Sdom’

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