NYPD Ticket-Fixing Wasn’t Just for Speeding

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NEW YORK - APRIL 06:  A New York City police officer stands on patrol on April 6, 2010 in New York City. Following a melee involving groups of youths around Times Square last Sunday evening, concern is growing that New York City may be witnessing a resurgence in crime. Crime is up while fewer officers are patrolling the streets due to budget cuts in the police department, with more officers assigned to terrorism related security details. Shootings in New York City are up 19 percent and murders up 22 percent over the same period last year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 06: A New York City police officer stands on patrol on April 6, 2010 in New York City. Following a melee involving groups of youths around Times Square last Sunday evening, concern is growing that New York City may be witnessing a resurgence in crime. Crime is up while fewer officers are patrolling the streets due to budget cuts in the police department, with more officers assigned to terrorism related security details. Shootings in New York City are up 19 percent and murders up 22 percent over the same period last year. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2010 Getty Images

The culture of New York City cops looking out for their friends, family, and VIPs recently got seventeen officers indicted, and the ugly press isn't done yet: A 50-year-old Bronx day laborer was beaten outside of a paint store over a parking spot, but a quick call from the attacker to his police buddy allegedly prevented an arrest from occurring. "What he did to me was wrong," said the victim. "What the cops did in not arresting him is worse." [NYP]