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Fri May 29, 2015, 04:16 PM

 

Housing Authority Forces City Workers to Wear Orange Vests So NYPD Cops Don’t Shoot Them

In a testament to the “trigger-happy” nature of NYPD cops, the city Housing Authority has ordered all workers fixing elevators in NYC housing projects to wear construction orange vests.

New policies were enacted by the Housing Authority after officers pulled a gun on a maintenance crew and fatally shot an unarmed man in a stairwellin a separate incident.

According to a New York Post report:


“[The elevator workers] were basically told the reason was because of recent incidents where cops had pulled a gun on a caretaker and a supervisor on the roof of a housing project,” a source said.

“No one got shot, but they also referred to the cop shooting and were told, ‘We’re doing this for your protection. Your lives are in jeopardy, and we don’t want you to get hurt,’ ” the source said

Pulling no punches, one Housing Authority supervisor allegedly told his crews that the new policy was due to NYPD cops being “trigger-happy.”
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/housing-authority-forces-city-workers-wear-orange-vests-so-nypd-cops-dont-shoot

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Liberal_in_LA May 2015 OP
KamaAina May 2015 #1
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chillfactor May 2015 #3
etherealtruth May 2015 #4

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 04:17 PM

1. Not The Onion?!

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2015, 04:18 PM

2. no

 

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2015, 04:18 PM

3. no

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 05:23 PM

4. Unfortunately, this is probably a smart and necessary move

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