NYPD Union’s Powerful New Weapon in Fight Over Stop-and-Frisk

July 30, 2013 | Andy Cush

Attention, all ye who dare question the wisdom of New York’s boys in blue: the NYPD officers union has a new tool that’s sure to squash any and all supporters of the anti-stop-and-frisk Community Safety Act. One glance at these totally badass promotional pens, to be handed out at a union meeting this evening, is sure to have them shaking in their boots.

The pens read “Community Safety Act — Presuming cops guilty since 2013,” in reference to legislation passed by City Council that would establish dramatic new third-party oversight of the department and make it easier for citizens to sue over police profiling of any kind. Bloomberg vetoed the bills last week, and a vote to override will likely be held this summer.