NYPD caught wikiwashing Wikipedia entries on police brutality


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#2

Isn’t about time we started referring to them as ‘security forces’, rather than ‘police’? It’s got a more accurate ring to it.


#3

Unfortunately true these days.


#4

Isn’t there a Twitter-bot that tracks anonymous edits to Wikipedia that come from IP addresses associated with Congress?

It would seem we need one for the NYPD also…


#5

Big fucking surprise.

Edit: Use of the term ‘whitewashing’ seems particularly appropriate in this case.


#6

and ANYONE is surprised by this??? ANYONE? Bueller? Anyone?


#7

This list needs to be updated, and expanded to include “whitewash” incidences like that of the parent post:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cases_of_police_brutality_in_the_United_States


#8

This is is pretty sad. I guess a lot of people don’t understand how Wikipedia (or the internet) works.


#9

Nonsense! It needs to be removed altogether. What purpose does it serve except to undermine public confidence in their courageous defenders?


#10

They could continue with flagging up all the subtle capitalist propaganda around. I came up against two in the past week:

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Transformation_(book) completely misses the book and the argument. Hard to know where to start with it.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_… which strangely missed the first bit of Martin Niemöller’s famous quote, the bit about the communists being the first, here the German version: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Niemöller

#11

Somehow I betcha they didn’t supply references as wikipedia requires. Keystone.


#12

Isn’t it a policy violation to be doing things like this while “working?”


#13

It’s also a policy violation to use chokeholds; that didn’t stop them before.


#14

True that.

Cops are scum.


#15

Wow I knew the police could not meet us on the playing field in social media but they can’t even run a decent misinformation campaign. There hobbling on crutches without the news media to do the talking for them.

There training is there doom. There so trapped in procedural behaviors they even rewrite wikipedia like it was an incident report. xDLOL

There sugery fingerprints are allover the cookie jar


#16

I would argue that there are good people on our police forces, but I’m still waiting for a single officer to blow the whistle on the scumbags perpetrating violence and terror on innocent citizens.

Until they stand up to the scum beside them, they too are scum.


#17

That’s a different perspective on the same conclusion and I certainly don’t have a problem with it. The proof will be when a cop becomes a whistleblower. But I won’t hold my breath for that to happen.

I think they’ve set themselves apart from and superior to society. That’s a serious problem. That way lies Gestapo, eventually.


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