The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap - Chapter Two: Frisk and Stop Summary & Analysis

Matt Taibbi
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On August 9, 2012, 26-year old red-headed Tory Marone was drunk and looking for a place to sleep in Manhattan. One of his favorite places to sleep was a park across from Twenty-Fourth Street near Chelsea Piers. He fell asleep that night but was awakened a short time later by two cops who flashed light in his eyes and ordered him to get up. Although he promised to walk out of the park, he was detained. One of the cops was writing up a summons. He became enraged and foul-mouthed over the absurdity of getting a ticket for sleeping on a park bench. He screamed as the cops grabbed him and headed for their squad car. He was arrested for resisting, disorderly conduct and loitering on city property. He was released the next day and given a court date for a month...

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