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The Return of William Bratton

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old

by DAVEY D

So after all the marches, protests, court battles and contested election to end New York’s notorious policy of Stop and Frisk, the new mayor who emerged as a champion to end the dreaded practice has just appointed William Bratton to be the new police chief.

Yep you read that correctly, the man who used his son sporting a huge afro to symbolize everything that is wrong with Stop and Frisk has just appointed the architect of Stop and Frisk to be the new police Chief.

DAVEY D is a hip hop historian, deejay and community organizer. Visit his excellent website at: http://www.daveyd.com/