Posts Tagged ‘NYPD Confidential’

Racism & Hate Speech on the Unofficial NYPD Message Board Following West Indian Day Parade

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(by Alissa Fleck) Various unofficial online NYPD discussion forums—including Facebook and the message board Thee Rant—have been an outlet for intense racism by NYPD officers in recent years. Gothamist reports last year numerous officers faced disciplinary action for hateful comments posted on Facebook following the West Indian Day Parade. The recent dismissal of Fishel Litzman, [&hellip
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1st Amendment Helps NYPD Journalist Clear His Name

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A NY Post review of Levitt's 2009 "NYPD Confidential" sparked legal action Accused Journalist cleared of Defamation Charges Brought on by NYPD Officer by Mike Vidafar   Len Levitt, a reporter who wrote the column “One Police Plaza” for Newsday from 1995-2005, was cleared of defamation charges on Mar. 22, 2012. The allegations, brought on by Port Authority Police Officer Francis Pisano, began in 2009, when a [&hellip
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