Civil Liberties

"Guys in Jail Are Going To Rape You"


An undercover New York City cop threatens a man taking cell phone video with arrest for being disrespectful. He then explains that an arrest means a weekend in jail, where he'll probably be raped.

The confrontation appears to have occurred during an undercover bust of a suspected "illegal social club," which judging by its use in other other raids appears to be a law that criminalizes weird artist types who freak out the neighbors.

The space that was raided was run by a group of activist independent filmmakers called the Glass Bead Collective.

Via Carlos Miller.

MORE: Gothamist coverage of the incident here.

UPDATE/CORRECTION: NYPD says the man in the video doesn't work for them. More here.