Harlem Activist Escapes “Bullsh*t” Felony Charges For Broken Knife, Novelty Bat

Via Gothamist: Last December, Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, a 71-year-old Harlem resident who has extensively documented the NYPD’s law enforcement activity in his neighborhood, was pulled over by two officers he had filmed before. The officers claimed he had a broken taillight, but Hayden wasn’t charged with a traffic offense. Instead he faced up to 2-7 … Read more