May the good Lord, His angels and the blessed saints preserve me: I’m a Nazi.

Why else would I be happy that New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly got run off of Brown University’s campus back on Oct. 29?

But I’m not just happy; I’m downright GIDDY.

Here’s what happened: Kelly was invited to give a lecture at Brown University entitled “Proactive Policing in America’s Largest City.” He didn’t get a word in edgewise before protesters heckled him off stage.

Christina Paxson, the president of Brown University, issued the following “the-queen-is-not-amused” statement:

“The conduct of disruptive members of the audience is indefensible and an affront to both civil democratic society and to the university’s core values of dialogue and the free exchange of views.”

She’s right, of course. The conduct was “indefensible.” It was an “affront to civil democratic society.” It was the stifling of free speech.

And I approve of the conduct, which must make me some kind of a Nazi, right?

Well, maybe. But perhaps I should postpone donning that swastika. There are some compelling reasons for defending what those Brown University protesters did.

Those of you who  have been following the news know that a federal judge recently ruled Kelly’s police department conducted hundreds, if not thousands, of illegal Terry stops.

Not only were the stops illegal, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled after hearing testimony from civilians AND police officers, but most were also racially motivated as well.

The buck stops with Kelly and his boss, then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. If the Terry stops were illegal, that means Kelly and Bloomberg broke the law.

Kelly should not be getting invitations to speak at prestigious institutions like Brown University. For the rest of his tenure as NYPD commissioner, Kelly should spend his time before committees of city, county, state and federal legislators to account for his lawbreaking.

Paxson and her Brown University myrmidons didn’t want Kelly brought to account; apparently they preferred that he be allowed to soft soap the illegal Terry stops and racial profiling that have run rampant under his regime.

No police commissioner anywhere in the country should be allowed to give a lecture on a college campus in which he or she defends wholesale law enforcement malfeasance and racial profiling as “proactive policing.”

Brown University honchos don’t realize this, but thank heavens there are students on that campus who do. According to news reports, they petitioned university officials to cancel Kelly’s speech.

Their pleas were ignored, so, in the words of student protester Jenny Li, “we decided to cancel it for them.”

Li sounds like an Asian name. If Jenny Li is indeed Asian American, she might have looked at the data about NYPD stop-and-frisk tactics and concluded that she had no dog in the fight. Blacks and Latinos were stopped and frisked the most.

Students across American campuses on May 4, 1970 might have thought they had no dog in the fight at Kent State University either, but many acted as if they did.

That was the day Ohio National Guardsmen fatally shot four students at Kent State University. Student protests erupted nationwide; some campuses had to close – prematurely – for the spring semester.

Li might be part of a new generation of college students, picking up where those in 1970 left off. They made a decision that they didn’t want to hear a word Mr. “Thumb-My-Nose-At-The-Bill-of-Rights” Kelly had to say, and they acted on it.

Those students showed more gumption and guts than city, county, state and federal legislators who’ve failed to haul Kelly – and Bloomberg – before them and ask some darned hard questions about the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.

But that would be too much like legislators doing their jobs. It IS their job to investigate the wholesale violation of the civil liberties and civil rights of American citizens, isn’t it?

It’s also their job as legislators to act as a check and balance against the power of the executive and judicial branches of government. The Kelly-Bloomberg duo represent executive power run amok and at its very worst.

If legislators can’t rein in that kind of abuse of power, or even question it, then they should be run out of office as quickly as Kelly got run off of Brown University’s campus.

(Photo: AP)

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4 thoughts on “NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Heckled at Brown University, and Rightfully So

  1. Joe Valdez on said:

    Attorney Gen Holder,says he was stopped by police when running to a movie — in Georgetown.

    Which raises a relevant question. Georgetown is an elitist enclave of a national capital that has been ruled by black mayors for half a century. It’s never had a white mayor.

    Is Holder saying we’ve got racist cops in the district where Obama carried 86 percent of the white vote and 97 percent of the black vote? And his son should fear the white cops in Washington, D.C.?

    What about interracial crime, white-on-black attacks and the reverse?

    After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

    Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

    If interracial crime is the ugliest manifestation of racism, what does this tell us about where racism really resides — in America?

    And if the FBI stats for 2007 represent an average year since the Tawana Brawley rape-hoax of 1987, over one-third of a million white women have been sexually assaulted by black males since 1987 — with no visible protest from the civil rights leadership.

    Today, 73 percent of all black kids are born out of wedlock. Growing up, these kids drop out, use drugs, are unemployed, commit crimes and are incarcerated at many times the rate of Asians and whites — or Hispanics, who are taking the jobs that used to go to young black Americans.

    Are white vigilantes or white cops really Black America’s problem?

    Obama seems not to think so. The Rev. Sharpton notwithstanding, he is touting Ray Kelly as a possible chief of homeland security.

  2. Joe Valdez on said:

    GREGORY kANE IS ONE OF THOSE RADICAL LEFT WING SOCIALIST AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO REFUSE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT 95% OF ALL BLACKS ARE KILLED BY OTHER BLACKS. HE REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS COMMIT OVER 70% OF ALL MURDERS IN AMERICA (9,200 MURDERS BY AFRICAN AMERICANS) 65% OF ALL VIOLENT CRIMES INCLUDING RAPE ARE COMMITTED BY AFRICAN AMERICAN . AFRICAN AMERICANS MAKE UP ONLY 14% OF THE POPULATION , AND BLACK MALES UNDER 40 MAKE UP 4% OF AMERICA’S POPULATION AND THESE ARE THE GUYS THAT COMMITT 25 TIMES MORE CRIME THAN WHITE MALES, AND 4 TIMES MORE THAN LATINO MALES BLACK MALES MUST BE SEARCHED ALL ACROSS AMERICA IN ORDER TO SAVE OTHER AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT THEY KILL MORE THAN 8,000 KILLED BY THEIR OWN PEOPLE !!!!!! BLACK ON BLACK CRIME MUST STOP NOW!!!! WE NON AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE TIRED OF SCUMBAG AFRICAN AMERICANS TRYING TO PUT A GUILT TRIP ON THE REST OF AMERICA!!!! GO TO HELL BOZO KANE YOU LOW LIFE SCUMBAG NO GOOD BAST….ARD

    • Knowledge on said:

      And Judge Sheindlin’s ruling were overturned by the Appeals Court and she was removed from further association with this case. If you’ve lived in a neighborhood where you are afraid to walk by the staircase for fear of someone busting out with a gun; if you hold your breath when the elevator door opens because someone might be waiting in there to rob you; when you have to travel in numbers for fear of getting robbed, then you appreciate the cops stopping the neighborhood and out of neighborhood predator thugs who menace, rob and kill people, before they have an opportunity to do so.

      Straight outta Bklyn !

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