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Video: New York Cops Beat Up a Man in a Synagogue, Then Charge Him with Trespassing. He Wasn’t.

Written by Gary North on October 26, 2012

Recently, two of New York’s finest beat up a man in a synagogue. They did not know that the synagogue had a full-time video camera recording everything.

Then the cops arrested him for trespassing. He wasn’t. He had been staying there for a month.

Then the synagogue posted the video on YouTube.

Then the rabbi organized a signature-gathering campaign. He collected 90,000 signatures in a few days.

At that point, the District Attorney knew he had a public relations problem. So, he dropped charges against the man.

Then the video and the story got on Huffington Post. This is very bad if you are a District Attorney. It might affect your plan to run for Attorney General, which is the steeping stone to the governor’s office.

The lesson? First, have a video camera running. Second, when you get a video of cops beating up a man, post it on YouTube. Third, use the YouTube video to organize a protest.

The Web is creating huge PR problems for the police. The police have not yet persuaded the staff that cheap camcorders and YouTube have created a New World Order for citizens.

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21 thoughts on “Video: New York Cops Beat Up a Man in a Synagogue, Then Charge Him with Trespassing. He Wasn’t.

  1. Jim Livingston says:

    if cops obey the law they won't have a problem, the bully cops need to serve some jail time,

  2. I'll add an AMEN to that, plus never get a public service job again.

  3. I saw cops, years ago, just go over to a guy, throw him down hard on the ground and kick him. When they had nothing, they walked away. No cell phones then, hopefully cops can start to be held accountable

    Hopefully, they won’t pass a law making cell phone use a criminal offense.

    EVERYONE has a right to how they feel, and, this is my opinion.

  5. That is why many cities and states are passing legislation making it illegal to audio or video record a police officer.

  6. Let's see now…how does it go? Oh yes: "If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about". What's sauce for the goose…

  7. The bad cops better be culled by their supervisors or it will fall to others to do.

  8. That's odd Indiana passed a law allowing the citizens of Indiana to engage in self defense against civil servants. That includes police officers.

  9. Police must respect the people and be held criminally responsible for their actions. Of course we must also support the system of common law for it sustains our property and other rights.

    This is one of the reasons I'm running. Grant Rostig for State Senator District 21 in Texas 2012

    Pol. Adv. Grant Rostig.

  10. The man clearly resisted and clearly was not an immediate thread to himself or others or flight. The first two officers where clearly unprofessional. Their impatient and childlike behavior reeked of superiority issues. http://www.numbersusa.com / http://www.goooh.com

  11. Goes to show that the police must also be policed by the public…

  12. 4th–hire a lawyer and file a BIG lawsuit against the city, the mayor, the head cop, and the moron storm troopers who did it.

  13. Texas Chris says:

    Isn't that what the cops tell us? "If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about…"

    Keep those cameras rolling, America!

  14. Texas Chris says:

    Sad thing is if it had been a civilian on civilian crime, and you intervened, you'd be a hero. But since it was a cop on civilian crime, if you intervened you'd be dead.

  15. Texas Chris says:

    Our first step to "fixing our society" is to learn when to not use [caps-lock], honey.

  16. Texas Chris says:

    So you can shoot 'em with a gun, but not a camera. Got it.

  17. Texas Chris says:

    In their defense, the cops are asked to do things that no human being was designed to do: violate rights of others for the express purpose of revenue generation.

    The War on Drugs has ruined so many lives, of users, cops, and those killed in the crossfire. Far more lives than would have been harmed if no drug laws existed.

    But there's no money in that, now is there?

  18. Texas Chris says:

    We need to transition from "law enforcement" to "peace officer". It needs to be less "he was breaking the law" and more "who was he hurting?"…

    No harm, no foul. No victim, no crime.

  19. Texas Chris says:

    It is the duty of the patriot to resist the tyranny of his government.

  20. Texas Chris says:

    In New York? The citizens are disarmed, and therefore helpless when accosted by the police.

  21. Texas Chris says:


    Stipulate that the accosting thug(s) be stripped of all law enforcement credentials and forbidden from all law enforcement employment in the state.