#JUSTICE? 

I’ve always felt that a uniform is only a uniform and the true testament of a HERO is within a persons’ character. This mini-documentary outlines some of the realities and viewpoints of the NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy.

I’d like to spark a discussion based on the following questions: How valid is Stop-and-Frisk? Why are the people at the top demanding such methods of intimidation vs civility? What change can be made for a better system.

“We’re the best in the world? We’re the best at making money and we’re the best at arresting and summonsing everybody.” -Active Duty NYC Police Officer

In a #PerfectWorld…


In #Reality…

Sticker on Sticker. I took this while riding along the NYC Subway March 14, 2013.
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I don’t think police officers (or anyone for that matter) are inherently evil. If that were the case this would likely be a “Featured Villain” post but it’s NOT. I have some questions and am curious what other #HEROES think about this issue. Personally, I think when people are under pressure they are forced to behave in survival mode instead of the moral mode they would otherwise impose. It’s a shame but I know we can do better.

Any Thoughts?

Super Ivi
The Hashtag HERO

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2 Comments

  1. Troy Green

    A comedian once said, All it takes to be a police officer is common sense and decency. Unfortunately, a lot of them don't have common sense so its hard for them to follow the latter. This stop and frisk is another way to generalize and discriminate. Much like "probable cause" and any kind of airport security nowadays… ugh police.

  2. The Hashtag Hero

    But, why I wonder. A lot of them are blaming their Sergeants or the people above them for pressuring them to enforce certain policies that are doing more harm than good. Why all the pressure? There must be some kind of reason up top. If I had to guess, it's most likely money related -__-

    Haha! Don't get me started on airport security lol