Lawsuit: NYPD Pepper Sprays 5 Month Old Toddler for Families Failure to Pay Subway Fare

NYPD costs taxpayers over $22 million to rectify civil rights violations

NEW YORK, NY - A man is arrested at a protest against the shooting of Kimani Gray, March 13, 2013 in the East Flatbush neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot and killed by police on March 9, provoking protests and unrest in the neighborhood. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – A man is arrested at a protest against the shooting of Kimani Gray, March 13, 2013 in the East Flatbush neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 16-year-old Kimani Gray was shot and killed by police on March 9, provoking protests and unrest in the neighborhood. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

dev-test.intellihub.com
April 4, 2013

NEW YORK — Civil rights violations by police have become a daily occurrence in America as we move toward a fascist dictatorship. To top it off surveillance of the American public is at an all time high as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies ramp up the threat of terror to further usher in the police state.

Police departments are now federally funded and are breeding grounds for corruption. Large cities often act as a hub for such activities. In fact, police in New York have stuped to a whole new level.

In a shocking new report that details how the NYPD pepper sprayed a 5 month old toddler, details arrise on how an entire family was brutally treated by police officers.

An excerpt from an article by Sarah Rae Fruchtnicht reads, “Marilyn Taylor said officers stopped her and her husband in the subway on Aug. 9, accusing them of not paying the fare. According to the lawsuit obtained by Courthouse News Service, Taylor claims NYPD Officers Maripily Clase, Suranjit Dey and Jermaine Hodge then overreacted to her pushing her 2-year-old through a service door, rather than using the turnstile, on her way to a Manhattan-bound L train.

At the time, Taylor was pushing her 2-year-old in a stroller and holding her 4-year-old’s hand. Her husband carried their 5-month-old close to his chest. When questioned by police, the suit claims, “the aggressiveness of the officers’ demeanors had upset the four-year-old daughter, and her mother bent down to console her and tell her, ‘everything will be OK.’”

That’s when Officer Dey allegedly pepper-sprayed Taylor, who nearly fell from the platform. The spray affected the entire family.

“The pepper-spray caused the children to scream out and choked the two-year old, who went into fits of vomiting,” reads the lawsuit. “Ms. Taylor was then placed in handcuffs as the minor children cried in fear and pain.”

The complaint also states that the officers handcuffed Taylor and pushed her so hard down the stairs that it bruised her wrists and back.

After Taylor’s arrest, her husband, Dehaven McClain, took all three children home himself. The family sought medical attention because of the incident.”

Let there be no mistake, police misconduct is defiantly on the rise. 

In fact, New York City has paid out over $22 million in taxpayer dollars to compensate for police misconduct. A DNAInfo.com Article excerpt reads, “Two Colombian brothers received $1.2 million after spending a combined 17 years in prison for armed robbery convictions that were eventually thrown out.

A 12-year-old Forest Hills girl collected $115,000 after her arrest for doodling on her junior high school desk with a green erasable marker.

And a small-time thief banked $150,000 after accusing cops of smashing his head through the windshield of a car while he was in handcuffs.

The hefty sums were among 35 settlements and judgments worth $100,000 or more that the city paid between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, to end lawsuits accusing the NYPD of violating civil rights, DNAinfo.com New York has learned.

In total, the three-dozen cases cost the city $22.8 million, according to data compiled by the city comptroller’s office.

The largest payout this past year was $15 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing police of illegal arrests for loitering.”

This also demonstrates how factions of our government simply just don’t work.

 

Sources:

^http://www.copblock.org/29759/nypd-sued-for-pepper-spraying-5-month-old-baby-and-siblings/

^http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120829/new-york-city/city-shells-out-22-million-settle-civil-rights-cases-against-nypd#ixzz24wFZpKSc