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NYPD on the job—revising Wikipedia to erase NYPD police brutality

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And the revisions are being done from police headquarters. Apparently the NYPD thinks whatever they do is okay, but you damn sure better not record it or describe it.

NY tax dollars at work.

In a way, this is not unlike using “enhanced interrogation techniques” in place of “torture” (something the NY Times was only too happy to do) or “bulk data collection” in place of “mass surveillance.” But a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and a skunk cabbage as foul.

Still, the Orwellian tendencies of the police state are on full display. You’ll recall in the prescient novel 1984 how history—in the sense of the written record of what happened—was being continually revised, and how the photographs in Stalin’s Soviet Union were continually retouched to remove from the photo those persons who had fallen from favor.

And now the NYPD is doing its bit. It’s apparently much easier from them to revise Wikipedia than to clean up their act.

UPDATE: Another story on the NYPD’s effort to alter history and to erase events.

Written by LeisureGuy

14 March 2015 at 10:44 am

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