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Cops bust seven men playing chess in upper Manhattan park

Posted By admin On November 18, 2010 @ 9:28 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

New York Post [1]
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Drop that bishop and come out with your hands up!

A squad of cops in bulletproof vests swooped into an upper Manhattan park and charged seven men with the “crime” of playing chess in an area off-limits to adults unaccompanied by kids — even though no youngsters were there.

“Is chess really something that should be considered a threat to the neighborhood?” Inwood resident and mom Joanne Johnson wrote Mayor Bloomberg, the City Council and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after the raid.


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“This incident is an embarrassment to the officers from the 34th Precinct who felt that it was necessary to use their badge and authority to issue such a random summons.”

The chess tables where they were ticketed for “failure to comply with signs” are in a fenced-in area where posted notices read: “Adults allowed in playground areas only when accompanied by a child under the age of 12.”

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[6] REPORT: Skype Had A Secret Program Called ‘Project Chess’ To Help Intelligence Agencies Access Internet Calls: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-skype-had-a-secret-program-called-project-chess-to-help-intelligence-agencies-access-internet-calls.html

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