The NYPD are once again at the center of a firestorm of controversy, this time for being caught on tape brutally beating a 19 year-old Bronx resident for no apparent reason.
The surveillance video shows officers punching, kicking and hitting Jateik Reed with batons. The officers allege that Reed was holding drugs in his hand, and flailing around when the officers tried to apprehend them. However, the video tells a very different story.
Many feel this is just another example of New York’s racist, oppressive “Stop and Frisk Program” at work.