Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NYPD Parade Booty-Dancing Scandal (Is Good For America)

The latest non-scandal that will not be catching on is "NYPD CAUGHT BOOTY-DANCING"—at the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, over Labor Day Weekend. (Or as World Star Hip Hop put it, "Daggering on the Parkway," LOL.) The best is the Post describing the videos: "The women then back up into the officers’ crotches and rub their buttocks up against them as the cops grind in return, gleefully waving their arms in the air." (The Post confirms "an investigation," which, again, I say LOL.) I'm sorry, white people, have you ever been outside? I personally performed this move as recently as Saturday. Have you ever been to a wedding where this dance move isn't executed??? And if you watch that video, you see a bunch of people laughing their heads off and high-fiving—you can see grandmas and kids alike cracking up. This is the probably the most friendly interaction white cops and some ladies from St. Lucia have had in Brooklyn all summer. (Also, officers: it is time to take those Livestrong bracelets off! It is 2011! Lance Armstrong has retired twice since those came out!) Media Takeout at least makes a good point: "This is the SAME parade where police SHOT AND KILLED one man . . . and they RACIALLY PROFILED and FORCIBLY detained a Black legislator." Sure, sure, but apart from that, everyone had a good time! Except the killjoy New York Post.

15 Comments / Post A Comment

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Well, I'll be the uptight party pooper and say that their conduct was inappropriate and unprofessional. But yes, it is better than randomly shooting a dude, I'll grant you that.

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Have you tried grinding on a white chick? Nowhere near as fun.

mishaps (#5,779)

I saw both male and female cops dancing at the parade. With everyone enjoying it. (And the cops kept it just R-rated, which – have you seen the way folks dance at this parade? – is pretty mild in context.)

Also, unless I missed something, the cops did not shoot and kill a man at the parade. The cops shot and killed a man several hours after the parade, several blocks away, RETURNING FIRE after the man had shot at the police.

NinetyNine (#98)

@mishaps Unless I missed something, they shot 73 times and a killed a bystander.

mishaps (#5,779)

@NinetyNine (a) still didn't happen at the parade, so the relevance to this non-scandal is limited; and (b) the source of the bullet that killed Denise Gay has not been determined. The cops can't be ruled out, admittedly, but as far as people I trust who have been following this case obsessively are concerned, neither can the other party in the original fight.

Should there have been eight cops returning fire on one gang member with a gun in one of the city's Impact Zone (zero-tolerance) policing zones? Should we have Impact Zones at all? That's another set of questions for another post.

JoshUng (#11,371)

I've been outside, but haven't been randomly grinded upon that often. Maybe thats because I'm in NJ. Hmmm, not sure if that's worth tripling my mortgage payment for though.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

As long as they didn't sing any Bon Jovi tunes, I don't see the problem.

zidaane (#373)

Sometimes I need to take my Livestrong bracelet off because I don't want to get laid THAT much.

deepomega (#1,720)

@zidaane Chafing!

City_Dater (#2,500)

Any interaction that has some West Indians in Brooklyn and NYPD officers at ease and smiling at each other, even for 15 minutes, ought to be encouraged, not "investigated." The cops assigned to the parade next year should probably have booty-dancing lessons.

Let's look at the positives here: the NYPD refrained from penetration for once.

Baby steps.

BadUncle (#153)

Now if it had been the Hokey Pokey, the Post would approve.

tigolbitties (#2,150)

Uh, I always want to do some grinding at wedding receptions, then I look over and catch a glimpse of someone's granny doing the two-step, and the appropriateness fairy tells me no. So I would like to know, who is grinding at weddings??????

Aatom (#74)

I can't be the only one who would love to see Choire doing this, right?

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