Saturday

Pulled off the train by NYPD late night.

34th street station. Train stops pauses for longer then it should. I see a cop looking in the window then he walks by. Seconds later he walks back to the door. Tells me to come off the train. Hmmmm. I'm not sitting forward in my seat like a good little clone. I forgot its a crime now to occupy more then one seat on train, whether it be with a leg or a bag. Its my fault though. I forgot. Anyway he instructs me to stand to the side while he goes back to get another kat from a few cars back. He asks us both for id. Like he's surprised I have one he glances at it. The other dude didn't have any real ID he had like a school ID. The train friggin leaves. He tells me to take a seat. I see they're gathering up random folks from that station and from the train I was on. They cuffed two kids. They didn't have ID.

Officer comes back over to me. 'Why is your ID expired?'I say, 'Because I didn't get a new one...'

Pause.

He says,'This is illegal. We can lock you up for this. You lucked out this time. I'mah let you go...'

I can imagine that while I was in conversation with this friggin cop, someone above or even below the surface transit was gettin their face bashed in, robbed or needed some help...

What a waste....

3 comments:

Adam Bernard said...

So this is what they pay cops for; not to solve or prevent crimes, but to harass people who've done nothing wrong. Congrats to those cops who spent the night randomly checking IDs, you did HALF the job of a college bar bouncer.

seanp said...

COPS!!! Man...they make my blood boil! Stuff like this make 0 sense. It not even worth the time. But somehow they get a run power trippin on folks. It seems like cops are the same no matter where you go.

JaH said...

Congrats to those cops who spent the night randomly checking IDs, you did HALF the job of a college bar bouncer

word and what happened in this case is a good example of the blur between quality-of-life offenses and fulfillment of police quotas.
i think if these legislators want police to control crowds they need to teach them how to