NYPD blues: brutality and racism rife in virus crackdown
The vast majority of those arrested in New York for lockdown ‘infringements' are African-American or Latino
It was the first warm weekend of spring and hundreds of sun-deprived New Yorkers descended on Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to soak up the rays.
“Have a nice day,” the smiling police officer said as he handed out masks last weekend. “And be safe.”
Just a few miles away in the Bronx, a borough with a majority black and Hispanic population, the scene could not have been more different...