It’s a crisp sunny morning in late December. I’m sitting in my therapist’s lobby in Midtown Manhattan, anxiously waiting for my girlfriend, Sabrina, to arrive. She’s visiting my shrink with me so we can duke out our premarital differences, which can be boiled down to one, ever-nagging question: Why, after three-and-a-half happy years together, do I still cringe at the thought of getting married?
The NYPD placed prejudicial fear in the hearts and minds of law enforcement. When police are taught to fear an entire community, they behave sloppily, ignore protocol and overreach boundaries.