NYPD Captain: You Need To Arrest More Black Guys (AUDIO)

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An NYPD officer recorded his captain asking him why he’s not arresting more “bad guys.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“When NYPD officer Michael Birch was summoned into a performance evaluation meeting with his commanding officer and a lieutenant one day in August 2012, he was expecting to hear more of what he’d heard in the past about the way he did his job: that he wasn’t generating enough “activity.” As an officer in the transit bureau, he says, that meant being told to issue more summonses for fare evasion, and arresting more people for stealing fellow straphangers’ cell phones.

Instead, “the conversation just turned completely weird to me,” he said in an interview this week. “Because he’s basically telling me it’s OK to racially profile.”

Birch provided Gawker with what he claims is a recording he secretly made of that meeting, on which a man who seems to be his commanding officer can be heard repeatedly questioning him about his recent summonses, placing particular emphasis on the fact that he has only stopped two black men out of 54 total people. “Two male blacks,” the man says at one point. “So you’re telling me you only saw two male blacks jump the turnstile?”

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  65 comments for “NYPD Captain: You Need To Arrest More Black Guys (AUDIO)

  1. Dennis
    July 15, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Wow, a police officer saying that they should be targeting the demographic
    that commits the most crime? Unthinkable!

    • Brian Jules
      July 15, 2016 at 6:59 PM

      You are pathetic.

  2. Tin tins
    July 15, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    I like Ana, not in a friend kind of way, but sexually

    • 9TheMajor
      July 15, 2016 at 6:51 PM

      Write her a letter and confess your feelings. You never know. 🙂

    • Tin tins
      July 15, 2016 at 6:55 PM

      +9TheMajor Hmm that’s an idea. I wonder in this throw away world. That we
      live in…, would that work?

  3. Aggie Longhorn
    July 15, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    self fulfilling prophecy – target black males, arrest them more, thus
    fulfill the preconceived notion that blacks commit more crimes.

    • JLCmedia
      July 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM

      YUP this is why this is wrong.

      Think of how many BS tickets they give out that later turn into warrants
      for them to catch.

      Lazy police work.

    • Nutrollio Nutz
      July 15, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      You live in a dream land, blacks commit way more crime in proportion to
      their population. Facts

    • JLCmedia
      July 15, 2016 at 6:36 PM

      I also live in a world that has damned them and simply refuses to do fair
      policing. The one who lives in a dream world is you if you think they have
      had it fair to begin with.

      Its only normal that the black community is as it is. Broken.

  4. J Velez
    July 15, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Racist Trolls be like : what?? I hear no evil ? I see no evil

    • NWBOXING 247
      July 15, 2016 at 5:38 PM

      EXACTLY. Like the movie “The Sixth Sense”

  5. illeyejah
    July 15, 2016 at 5:34 PM

    In this video a police officer TRIED to do the right thing and his
    commanding officer stopped him.

    • gaaraxnaru
      July 15, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      Yep, that’s part of the reason he’s suing. There seems to ben o room for
      good cops in this world.

  6. KeytheGreatest
    July 15, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    #Blacklivesmatter

    • Elmer Ayala
      July 15, 2016 at 6:29 PM

      +χχєℓℓαχχ do you know more white people have been killed by the police .
      didn’t think so. don’t believe everything the media tells you

    • Koal Kottentail
      July 15, 2016 at 6:34 PM

      #BlackLivesMatter

    • KeytheGreatest
      July 15, 2016 at 6:46 PM

      Of course more are killed by the police because there are more of them then
      any other race in the U.S. But African-Americans are affected more
      percentage wise than any other race.

    • Elmer Ayala
      July 15, 2016 at 6:48 PM

      +KeytheGreatest they’re a small percentage but still make up 30% of
      homicides

  7. Mr Franklin
    July 15, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Uh oh, you have “black” and “cop” in the tagline. Here come the trolls
    supporting the targeting of black males and then claim they aren’t racists,
    just pulling out some “facts”.

    • Macho Man
      July 15, 2016 at 5:35 PM

      Yep. The people who are “just telling the truth about TYT”.

    • χχєℓℓαχχ
      July 15, 2016 at 5:42 PM

      lmaooo

    • Stryder _
      July 15, 2016 at 5:46 PM

      Lol this guy speaks the truth

  8. Ela Mongrella
    July 15, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    This is absurd. If someone isn’t doing anything wrong, why target them?
    Anyone who would talk like that here in the German police force would be
    fired.

    • ulli1235
      July 15, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      +Marty Robinson germany actually is doing very well

    • Xc Williams
      July 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM

      +Ela Mongrella Oh, thx

    • Boxing Resistance
      July 15, 2016 at 6:51 PM

      +SupaDr00g let me guess, you’re not racist

  9. Rafael Cordero
    July 15, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    White males love guns. That’s why they can’t resist the urge to bring them
    to schools

    • Mark Crasto
      July 15, 2016 at 5:38 PM

      +Erik Giovani you can. I say that as a man of colour.

    • LibertyzHD
      July 15, 2016 at 5:41 PM

      +KAPONE TV black people take pictures of them with their guns and show it
      to their friends on Facebook. White people bring it in to school and show
      it to everybody😂

    • Mark Crasto
      July 15, 2016 at 5:42 PM

      +LibertyzHD lol :’D

    • Erik Giovani
      July 15, 2016 at 6:10 PM

      +Mark Crasto but you don’t say that as a man of education. It’s impossible
      to oppress the oppressor

    • Mark Crasto
      July 15, 2016 at 6:16 PM

      +Erik Giovani not true buddy. You may not oppress the entire
      population..but u truly cause grave harm to the minds of imprrssionable
      young white kids. You can inadvertedlt create grave psychological and
      identity problems.
      U might say that thats exactly what the white colonists did to the rest of
      us…
      But thats behind us..move on..and forgive. Besides..u cannot hold an
      individual responsible for mistakes of his grand grand ancestors..cannot
      prosecute someone for a crime they havnt commited

  10. BallIsLifeYouKnow
    July 15, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    minorities are obviously gonna be caught for more crimes when they are
    targeted more. Why don’t people understand that.

    • Koal Kottentail
      July 15, 2016 at 6:40 PM

      Exactly

    • jai brown
      July 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM

      because they are no common sense having idiots

    • Fishhook Skullfuck
      July 15, 2016 at 6:50 PM

      The deny reality, it’s called racism

  11. Jah Rastafari
    July 15, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Cenk Uygur: Aremenian Genocide? What’s that?

    • TURKEY IS A FAKE NATION AND CENK UIYGUR IS AN ACTOR
      July 15, 2016 at 5:27 PM

      i love Kardashians

    • Knekten
      July 15, 2016 at 5:28 PM

      kill yourself, you think about it everyday, just admit it, so just do it.
      Has to be better than this life atleast.

    • Jah Rastafari
      July 15, 2016 at 5:31 PM

      +Knekten K.

  12. MrrMuyaagi
    July 15, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    And this is “progressive” New York. Just imagine the conversations
    happening in the South

    • Boxing Resistance
      July 15, 2016 at 6:49 PM

      +bossdrax no, try some Texas racism

    • A NEW APPLE VIDEO EVERY DAMN DAY
      July 15, 2016 at 6:53 PM

      It’s always in “liberal” cities. Liberal cucks preach diversity and
      tolerance to hide how genuinely hateful they are.

    • Boxing Resistance
      July 15, 2016 at 6:55 PM

      +A NEW APPLE VIDEO EVERY DAMN DAY yes Alabama is so liberal

    • GRiMHOLD
      July 15, 2016 at 6:57 PM

      +A NEW APPLE VIDEO EVERY DAMN DAY
      Are you from another planet?
      Now all of a sudden is the liberals that are the racists not the
      conservatives?
      You’re either insane or one disingenuous prick.

  13. ProtossX
    July 15, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Boss: get some more blacks
    Regular Cop: WTF?

    • rc2300s2r
      July 15, 2016 at 5:59 PM

      +ollehkacb he should be.

    • Zee Prioncoatl
      July 15, 2016 at 6:05 PM

      You mean “Sane cop”

  14. thenoobcannon
    July 15, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    whats more shocking about this story is that there exists an honest NYPD
    cop.

    • Say No More
      July 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM

      lmfao

    • Say No More
      July 15, 2016 at 6:01 PM

      Even rarer in Chicago and Philadelphia

  15. corron johnson
    July 15, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Damn that’s sad….The man specifically said he targets EVERYONE, and that
    isn’t enough!?

    • rc2300s2r
      July 15, 2016 at 5:58 PM

      +SaiyanZ Rage you digress

    • 1NavyLT
      July 15, 2016 at 6:12 PM

      that is sad and ridiculous.

  16. I can't talk to white ppl about rap
    July 15, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    of course all the white ppl will still make excuse no matter how much proof
    we show…we have to do it back..it’s thew only thing ppl understand

    • I can't talk to white ppl about rap
      July 15, 2016 at 6:29 PM

      +jack russell make your point or keep it moving

    • kecola
      July 15, 2016 at 6:33 PM

      +I can’t talk to white ppl about rap Man it is. These racists will ignore
      facts so they can keep spreading this biased and false bullshit about
      blacks.

  17. Armando™ _
    July 15, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Whites killed by cops in 2016:443
    Blacks killed by cops in 2016: 213
    But then again who cares about facts when you can say everyone is racist.

    • mskiara101
      July 15, 2016 at 6:47 PM

      And wtf does that have to do to w/this video? Oh that’s right nothing!
      You’re just trying to change the subject to negate the fact that the police
      targets blacks & hispanics so stfu & get a life!

    • Lucifer'sLoveChild
      July 15, 2016 at 6:51 PM

      +Cyruss NP​ You can’t know that for sure. And should it matter more if they
      were? Murder is murder.

    • Mick G.
      July 15, 2016 at 6:53 PM

      THAT ISN’T TRUE! Why did you post that? You liar!

    • Mr. Unknown
      July 15, 2016 at 6:55 PM

      That’s the Lefts response to everything, Your racist. Black males have more
      open warrant’s for arrest than any other race in low income city’s, Fact.

  18. Avuncular Mayonnaise
    July 15, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Last time I was this early Erdogan had control over Turkey.

    • Can Turkleton
      July 15, 2016 at 6:20 PM

      +Mark Crasto ikr 😂😂

    • Mark Crasto
      July 15, 2016 at 6:59 PM

      +Michael Bishop i have a bad feeling it will fail. The largest turk army
      divisions general has disowned the coup. The police are up in arms against
      the army

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