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    Are NYPD Violating The Handschu Agreement ?

    During the early morning hours of Saturday, 24 Nov 2012, an employee of the New York Police Department visited one of the blogs authored by Louis Flores.

    Site Meter Report Details : http://christine-quinn-sold-out.blogspot.com/2012/11/NYPD-Violate-Handschu-Deny-FOIL-Request.html

    The blog post visited by NYPD states how Christine Quinn, the Speaker of the New York City Council, would continue the controversial NYPD practise of stop and frisk on minorities if she were to be elected mayor of New York City in 2013.

    Blog Post Being Monitored By NYPD : http://christine-quinn-sold-out.blogspot.com/2011/11/christine-quinn-stop-frisk.html

    Mr. Flores is at work on a book providing an overview of the political ethics of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. In the past, the NYPD have used physical force against Mr. Flores whilst he was trying to take a photograph of Speaker Quinn for his upcoming book under his Constitutionally-protected First Amendment right of freedom of the press.

    The Wall Street Journal Details : http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/06/29/protestors-say-quinn-used-nypd-to-thwart-them/

    Mr. Flores issued a FOIL request to NYPD following the use of physical force, which the police department has denied.

    FOIL Request Denial Details : http://ny-popculture-politics.blogspot.com/2012/10/NYPD-Deny-FOIL-Request-by-Louis-Flores.html

    “Are police monitoring my blogs as a cyber extension of using physical force or intimidation ?” asked Mr. Flores. “The police are specifically regulated against monitoring the peaceful political activities of citizens under the Handschu Agreement. What are the NYPD doing with information they collect from my blog ? What is the purpose of their cybermonitoring ? The police denied my FOIL request, and yet they visit my blog to collect information about my blog postings. What is going on here ?”

    Mr. Flores filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) over the use of physical force by the NYPD.

    Read the complaint (redacted to remove Mr. Flores’s address) : http://www.scribd.com/doc/98539279/2012-06-28-Scan-of-Redacted-CCRB-Complaint-Filed-With-NYC-Gov-About-NYPD-Use-of-Excessive-Force-Against-LGBT-Blogger-and-Activist-Louis-Flores

    Thus far, the CCRB has not yet responded to Mr. Flores’s complaint, but Mr. Flores was contacted by NYPD Captain Jack Jaskaran, who does not work for CCRB.

    “It is suspicious for the NYPD to have so much information about me, but yet they refuse to release any information to me about what they collect. I have to question whether political motivations are guiding the actions by the NYPD.”

    NYPD have a history of violating the Handschu Agreement. And Mr. Flores has written on his blog questions about the role of Speaker Quinn in overseeing the NYPD. Because Speaker Quinn is one of only a few city politicians, who can give orders to NYPD, what kind of oversight, approval, or objections has she made about any illegal monitoring acts by the police department ?

    Blog Post About The Handschu Agreement On The Christine Quinn Sold Out Blog : http://christine-quinn-sold-out.blogspot.com/2012/09/christine-quinn-handschu-agreement.html

    Mr. Flores is at work on finalizing the first installment of a book, tentatively titled, Roots of Betrayal : The Ethics of Christine Quinn.

    For more information, please visit : http://www.louisflores.com/
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