Professionalism in New York City

Monday, October 27th, 2008

New York’s finest allegedly sodomize a man with a walkie-talkie antenna after catching him smoking pot in the subway.

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23 Responses to “Professionalism in New York City”

  1. #1 |  Mattocracy | 

    At least they didn’t shoot his dog. Bastards.

  2. #2 |  MassHole | 

    They were just doing it for the children.

  3. #3 |  dave smith | 

    I am curious as to why the officer’s experience level was mentioned so much in the story.

    Is the “don’t stick your radio in people’s asses” a lesson not presented untill advanced training seminars given to cops after they’ve worked so long?

  4. #4 |  John Jenkins | 

    Can someone explain the fascination that the NYPD has with other peoples’ asses? Just because of the nature of this sort of thing, I wonder how many go unreported because the victim is afraid of being seen as somehow less macho because the police sodomized him (or even accused of being gay, which in some subcultures would be seen as shameful).

    But really, WTF?

  5. #5 |  Chris in AL | 

    I guess the one cop was just tired of the others always asking to borrow his walkie-talkie. That probably won’t be a problem now though!

  6. #6 |  nicole | 

    dave smith–yeah, seriously. Plus, the one who is alleged to have done it has been on the job for 2.5 years. That is not super experienced, but really, isn’t it something that comes up by then?

  7. #7 |  ceanf | 

    this will go down like pretty much every other police involved assault. the officers will be taken off street duty until people start to forget. they will pay off the guy with our money, without having to admit any wrong doing. and then the officers will be back on the streets to sodomize again. that is what we get for hiring these unintelligent, meat head goons to protect harass us. sad times we live in.

  8. #8 |  omar | 

    Holy shit, that’s down the street from where I live. What the hell, NYPD? Where do you find these people, New York City?

    I have a friend who is NYPD. Whenever I bring up the drug war, she refuses to discuss it aside from flatly stating “I hate crime. Drugs are crime.”

  9. #9 |  John Jenkins | 

    Omar, that’s probably the only position she can take as an active police officer. Any normative opinion on the inadvisability of the drug war could only get her in trouble with her superiors.

  10. #10 |  Eric Hanneken | 

    “His assertion that he was sodomized is not supported by independent civilian witnesses.”

    If I’d just witnessed four police officers (plus one transit cop) sodomize someone in their power, I’m sure I’d be reluctant to publicly side against the government.

    Nonetheless, I’d like to hear from some independent witnesses before I believe Mr. Mineo’s accusation. Yes, the article referred to anonymous sources who reported that “at least one witness” saw his pants down, but that’s hardly a first-hand report and for all we know the pants were pulled down inadvertently during a struggle.

    One final comment: Even if Mineo is lying, he didn’t deserve to be assaulted and hauled off to jail. The War on Drugs has made us too insensitive to injustices like that.

  11. #11 |  Scott | 

    NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said the department’s initial investigation turned up little to support Mineo’s story.

    Yeah, I’ll bet. The “investigation” probably went something like this:

    IA Officer: Did you guys do it?

    Officers: No. The guy’s a pot-smoking liar, and was probably selling his asshole to his dealer for a fix.

    IA Officer: Yeah, what a scumbag. Case closed.

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  13. #13 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    The N.Y.P.D:
    “New York’s Finest” ought to be
    “We love sodomy”

  14. #14 |  Wayne | 

    If they had used tasers, we would have been able to revive the “don’t taze me, Bro!” campaign. However, no one wants to see T-shirts and bumperstickers that say “don’t sodomize me, Bro!” These pigs new what they were doing.

  15. #15 |  jwh | 

    Maybe he thought he was from Soho?

  16. #16 |  Stormy Dragon | 

    >Whenever I bring up the drug war, she refuses to discuss it aside
    >from flatly stating “I hate crime. Drugs are crime.”

    Anal rape is a crime. I hate being anally raped.

  17. #17 |  Rationalitate | 

    This story is VERY tenuous, and I, for one, don’t believe it.

  18. #18 |  dave smith | could be right. The charge could be false.

    But I don’t like living in a world where past systematic police behavior makes it believable.

  19. #19 |  Libertarian Mac | 

    The ole antenna-in-the-asshole for a joint. Good thing he wasnt snorting coke. He may have gotten fisted for that.

  20. #20 |  ktc2 | 

    Wasn’t there a Carlin line about cops sodomizing a guy with a bathroom plunger? The cops were ordered to “sensitivity training”.

    Something like if you need “sensitivity training” to know not to anally rape someone with a bathroom plunger maybe your just too fucked up to be a cop in the first place.

  21. #21 |  Peter Moskos | 

    Has it not occurred to you that the guy is simply lying? Why is that so hard to believe? I’m with Rationalitate. It just doesn’t ring true. (I’ve written more about this at

  22. #22 |  Andrew | 

    But they’re all heroes! The officers themselves and the cop jock sniffing set tell us how they’re all heroes.

    Disgusting vile brutal sodomizing heroes.

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