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“This book rips the head off transit exploration – there are photos of places in under NYC in here that the MTA doesn’t even know about!” – Midori Amasaki, Prof. of urban history, CUNY
Lots of sample photos here: http://ltvsquad.com/Publications/bookcontent.php?ID=3
It’s been awhile since we mentioned our dastardly reprobate MUL pals on here, so let’s make up for that with a double shot of videos:
First up, Live on Israeli news:
And then there’s the Ether skateboard:
As per usual stop being an asshole and get the details here.
McDonnell spoke for a follow-up story on a June 30 incident in which Sander Roscoe Wolff, a Long Beach resident and regular contributor to Long Beach Post, was detained by Officer Asif Kahn for taking pictures of a North Long Beach refinery.
let me sum this up nicely:
There’s nothing at all of “apparent aesthetic value” to photograph in Long Beach. least of all Police Chief Jim McDonnell. You sir, can go fuck yourself.
Photography – anywhere at any time. is not illegal. it is not a ‘detain-able offense’, nor is it an excuse to waste civilians time … [ read more ]
The New York Supreme Court has determined that once arrested for a crime, you’re supposed to spend no more than 24 hours before appearing before a judge. That’s not the case in Brooklyn, where tight budgets have meant reduced hours for courts. Those arrested on a recent weekend waited an average of just under 31 hours.
Being arrested and put through the system has long been an NYC black hole. In the time spent in ‘processing’, your phone is taken away, and you don’t get to talk to anyone other than maybe the people you’re sharing a holding cell with. And this is for minor offenders – people charged with littering, ‘trespassing’, graffiti, weed possession, drinking in public, peeing in an alley, picking your nose, making jokes near copes, or whatever quota-inducing reason they find to throw you into this black hole.
How this makes any sense at all is beyond me. I think the city and state can afford to have a few more judges on the bench and ’round the clock hearings to get people through within 6 hours. The law should clearly be changed to mandate a more efficient operation. And while we’re changing laws, perhaps all of the above petty offenses should become non-arrestable offenses. Clearly someone taking a piss or littering shouldn’t be arrested at all. At best they should be given a ticket to see the judge at some later time and pay their fine or whatever. If the NYPD is going to insist on filling the courts with non-offenders, because that’s what the quota and the law dictate, then clearly those laws need to be changed. Immediately.
This epic writeup contains everything from sex scandals to religious kooks, historic preservation to rare photos of existing 1980s graffiti (still running today!).