Target: Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City
Goal: Fire police who allegedly forced a man out of his home while they unlawfully searched without permission.
A police sergeant allegedly forced a man to wait outside his home in the rain wearing nothing but his underwear as police searched against his permission. The officers, who were in plainclothes instead of uniform, claimed to have been tracking a stolen cell phone signal when they showed up at the man’s door and allegedly pushed past him when denied permission to search.
One officer reportedly told the man “I can do anything I want.” According to reports, surveillance cameras proved the man’s innocence as the footage showed an unknown person hiding the stolen phone in a grill on the man’s property.
It seems the invasion of a person’s privacy is an increasingly common problem among police forces and it must be stopped immediately. This invasive behavior is unnecessary and risky. Police should never be above the law, nor should they be able to simply enter any home they please and do what they wish to the place and the owners. Demand that the police officers involved be fired and penalized, if guilty.
Dear Mayor Bloomberg,
Plainclothes police officers allegedly forced a man outside in the rain wearing only his underwear as police searched his home. The reported lack of a search warrant and the man denying them permission was no barrier. As one officer allegedly told the man, “I can do anything I want.”
It seems the leniency police officers have been given has stretched too far when they begin invading people’s homes, privacy, and rights. We demand that these officers be penalized and fired for the alleged unlawful search of a person’s home.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Thomas Hawk