Staged video and racial profiling in NY.

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Staged video and racial profiling in NY.

Postby Tommy Tar » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:31 am ... deo-675432

Viral NYPD Racial Profiling Video Was Staged
Video purports to show Muslim men being targeted by patrolman.

OCTOBER 21--In a cynical and duplicitous attempt to capitalize on New York City’s documented racial profiling problems, a pair of bloggers have created a video purporting to show an NYPD officer stopping and frisking a pair of Muslim men for the crime of wearing traditional Islamic garments.

But the video is a sham, a staged production aimed to go viral and pile up views and YouTube channel subscriptions for its young creators, Brooklynites Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar, who get a piece of the revenue generated by ads that run before their videos play.

The duo’s video operation--which is named “TrueStoryASA”--has racked up 60 million YouTube views and has more than 661,000 subscribers on the video-sharing site. While most of the pair’s videos involve pranks, sidewalk attempts at comedy and social commentary, or “Muslim-related stuff,” their latest clip seeks to latch onto an issue that has troubled many New Yorkers and tainted the NYPD. <snip>

Not helpful at all. I bet they get job offer from Sharpton and Jackson. :-"

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Re: Staged video and racial profiling in NY.

Postby Parrotpaul » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:31 am

American entrepreneurial spirit, the social media, the entertainment industry, and the wonders of capitalism and sound marketing...what's not to like about that?
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Re: Staged video and racial profiling in NY.

Postby MDDad » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:54 am

Not to mention the American public's addiction to titillation and outrage.

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