Video of a cop arresting unlicensed flower vendor

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#1
I couldn't find a YT link, so instagram video will have to do for now.

In case you are wondering what she says, "Why me? Why don't you arrest the gangsters? Why bother someone trying to make a living?" Something like that. I can't hear it clearly.

This makes me sad. The poor woman was so scared that she pissed herself. Just fucking give her a ticket/warning and tell her to be on her way. This reminds me of the Washington DC story about the teens selling water and being placed in handcuffs. But I'm glad the cops are keeping the streets safe from water and flower vendors.
 
#2
Yeah, this stuff has been happening in my neighborhood too.

Unfortunately, as shown in he fact that's this has been up for 12 minutes with little response on here, hispanics aren't really a priority when it comes to liberal outrage.
 
#3
NoRéN;243734100 said:
Yeah, this stuff has been happening in my neighborhood too.

Unfortunately, as shown in he fact that's this has been up for 12 minutes with little response on here, hispanics aren't really a priority when it comes to liberal outrage.
There's nothing about race in the thread title and I would have commented on it but didn't see it.

Glad things are so good that arresting flower vendors is top priority.
 
#7
NoRéN;243734100 said:
Yeah, this stuff has been happening in my neighborhood too.

Unfortunately, as shown in he fact that's this has been up for 12 minutes with little response on here, hispanics aren't really a priority when it comes to liberal outrage.
Hey, you should GTFO here with those sorts of basic generalizations.

I feel terrible for this woman. Such a crock of shit. Fuck the police.
 
#8
they call this broken windows policing. It needs to stop. worrying about small offenses like this is a waste of resources and they think stopping this stuff prevents larger crimes. it doesnt. Its awful this kind of stuff happens daily for the smallest of offenses, Jay walking, Loitering etc they shouldnt ever have to escalate like this and frankly arent the reason for most crimes.
 
#10
I'm just so, so tired of this. No regard of the elderly.

Poor woman doesn't realize that to arrest gangsters they need to start with themselves in their own organizations.
 
#12
they call this broken windows policing. It needs to stop. worrying about small offenses like this is a waste of resources and they think stopping this stuff prevents larger crimes. it doesnt. Its awful this kind of stuff happens daily for the smallest of offenses, Jay walking, Loitering etc they shouldnt ever have to escalate like this and frankly arent the reason for most crimes.
No, this is a revenue stream. The city of Ferguson is a perfect example of how law enforcement uses petty shit like this to fleece residents.

Policing for Profit

Ferguson’s law enforcement practices are shaped by the City’s focus on revenue rather than by public safety needs. This emphasis on revenue has compromised the institutional character of Ferguson’s police department, contributing to a pattern of unconstitutional policing… City officials routinely urge [the FPD] to generate more revenue through enforcement. – “Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department,” p. 2

What this means in practice is that the city actually made parts of its budget dependent on revenues from fines collected by police. This created an incentive for police to hassle people over even the most harmless infractions if it meant they could earn a buck for local government.

For lower-income people and small businesses, this is economically devastating: “These aren’t violent criminals. These are people who make the same mistakes you or I do — speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, forgetting to get your car inspected on time. The difference is that they don’t have the money to pay the fines. Or they have kids, or jobs that don’t allow them to take time off for two or three court appearances. When you can’t pay the fines, you get fined for that, too. And when you can’t get to court, you get an arrest warrant.”

As Reason puts it, this amounts to treating “residents as revenue streams.” It should be more reminiscent of the abuses of the rich nobles in the story of Robin Hood than anything in an ostensibly free country.
 
#18
NoRéN;243734100 said:
Yeah, this stuff has been happening in my neighborhood too.

Unfortunately, as shown in he fact that's this has been up for 12 minutes with little response on here, hispanics aren't really a priority when it comes to liberal outrage.
Oh yeah, I look at my priority chart every night before going to bed and every morning before going to work before I bother to spend my Liberal Outrage Points on a worthless hispanic person

????? what is your post even about
 
#21
Cops were invented to protect the bourgeois and capitalists from the rabble they needed to run industry. They were used to bust unions and bust heads.

History is repeating itself, yet again.
 
#22
No, this is a revenue stream. The city of Ferguson is a perfect example of how law enforcement uses petty shit like this to fleece residents.
Exactly! Police departments get funding based on the sheer number of arrest, the officers even have "arrest quotas" to meet or face discipline. Our entire criminal "justice" system is corrupt, that only serves to benefit the wealthy elite.
 
#25
No, this is a revenue stream. The city of Ferguson is a perfect example of how law enforcement uses petty shit like this to fleece residents.
Yup. It's literally just an hidden tax on black and brown bodies.

There was a big study concerning the NYPD's broken windows policing efforts and it was uncovered that it has no real impact in driving down felonies and it overwhelming targets Black and Latino residents.
 
#27
I wouldn't expect police to do police work; writing traffic tickets and hassling the homeless and less fortunate is more up their wheelhouse.
 
#29
This shit is so depressing.

What a lot of people don't realize in regards to these persons is that a lot of them are basically indentured servants....

They get threatened by the people they are working for with deportation if they don't fall in line.

One of my buddy's, his dad put one of the employers in a hospital when he first came(supposedly).

They make pennies on the dollar. usually live in homes with many other people in the same situation.
 
#31
I couldn't find a YT link, so instagram video will have to do for now.

In case you are wondering what she says, "Why me? Why don't you arrest the gangsters? Why bother someone trying to make a living?" Something like that. I can't hear it clearly.

This makes me sad. The poor woman was so scared that she pissed herself. Just fucking give her a ticket/warning and tell her to be on her way. This reminds me of the Washington DC story about the teens selling water and being placed in handcuffs. But I'm glad the cops are keeping the streets safe from water and flower vendors.
I wonder id someone calls these in or they act on their own accord .
 
#32
I wonder id someone calls these in or they act on their own accord .
It's probably both but I noticed in recently gentrified neighborhoods (like mine) things like this happen a lot more often. Like cops were willing to let is slide perhaps just writing a summons at worst but in a recently gentrified or gentrifying neighborhood these vendors just straight up just disappear sometimes. It's just something noticed from my own observations.