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lowygram This is the little NYPD fortress at Marcy Avenue. This is where Hispanics get harassed. (There aren't that many Blacks here. It's hipsters, Chasidim, and Hispanics). They're there during rush hour, in pairs. They jam the turnstiles, and then they hunt. Policies like stop-and-frisk established that it is okay for cops to inconvenience and embarrass City citizens. Honest drivers are pulled over and harassed by cops who don't know the law, hard-working striving Black kids have their pants pulled down on the street with no regard to their dignity and privacy, and turnstiles are locked with utter disregard for commuters with jobs. Healing our city begins and ends with cops who behave better, who are trained in leadership and basic psychology, and who know to respect those they serve. Do I believe the NYPD behaves like a racist organization? Well, let me answer that with a question, like a good Jew: do you think the white people entering the C at Lexington and 53rd ever find their turnstiles locked at 8:30 AM? And if this is the fortress and the police work in gentrified Williamsburg, how big do you think the fortresses is, how bad do you think the lines get, in the Bronx? How is that supposed to make an Hispanic kid feel about his big test tomorrow? I know that right now, according the statistics, minorities account for a big share of crimes committed (naturally). But this, the current NYPD behavior, is not how you elevate a minority. You do it with showing respect to Black teenager after Black teenager. I am so thankful to the NYPD for bringing order to this city and for making this a safe place to raise a family, and I know masters-in-literature don't become beat cops. It's a hard job and a tough mountain. I know. I don't have solutions, but I have a cry. For courtesy, for professionalism, for respect. #alllivesmatter #bluelivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #NYPD #NYC #publicservice #thankyou #ihaveadream #professionalism #respect #safety #policy #law #stopandfrisk #minorities #education #elevation #class #commuters #straphangers #subway 1h
  •   shaa.biz Wow. Very well said. You opened my eyes to number of things. 43min

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susancarlsonnbc Damen station reopens on Blue Line today. #CTA #trains #commuters 3h

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punitpix Passengers wait for their train to begin the journey. #Mumbai #commuters #india #railway 4h

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simonhayman Nino station with its elegant curved wooden roof structure #nijostation #kyoto #japan #japanrailpass #wood #architecture #buildingporn #nofilter #commuters 4h

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ibradwilson Urkel, rebranding himself as a fashion icon, laughs at the silly get-up if New York commuters. #newyorkcity #nyc #streetphotography #manhattan #commuters #urkel #noturkel #dididothat 16h

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xsffdc It's the last day before Christmas Holiday. There is hardly any commuter in the carriage but an old lady devotionally making her Christmas embroidery. #commuters 17h

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