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As part of an ongoing investigation, the FBI raided the offices of the Sergeants Benevolent Association in New York. The Associated Press reported that the FBI also raided the home of Ed Mullins, the union’s president.
A regular on right-wing outlets, Mullins is known for his outlandish commentary and suspected QAnon support. It’s said he runs the SBA’s Twitter account, which is often used to promote divisive commentary.
Scott Hechinger, founder and executive director of Zealous, an organization that trains and supports public defenders, shared a tweet by Mullins.
“This is written by Ed Mullins, the head of the NYPD Sergeant’s Union, “tweeted Hechinger. “A hate-filled, violent racist. Calling a New Yorker an ‘asshole.’ And who De Blasio and NY Democrats caved to in repealing a new bail reform *during a pandemic* to jail more Black people.”
Hechinger pointed to some of Mullins’ finer moments in a Twitter thread, noting several instances where the sergeant promoted divisive rhetoric and violence. In one tweet, Mullins announced that the NYPD was going to war with Mayor Bill De Blasio.
Mullins made headlines last year after he posted information about Mayor Bill De Blasio’s daughter being arrested. Last June, the New York Daily News reported that Mullins posted personal information, including her Department of Motor Vehicles identification number and birth date, violating Twitter’s terms of service.
An NYPD sergeant, Mullins, has been the subject of an ongoing misconduct investigation stemming from the incident with De Blasio’s daughter and using offensive language directed at public officials. The Gothamist reported back in February that the beleaguered sergeant was confident he would triumph.
Reports indicate Mullins is suing NYPD by claiming the department tried to silence him. He sees no problem with his abuse and antagonizing elected officials.
Rep. Ritchie Torres tweeted about the raid, noting that Mullins once called him a “first-class whore” for questioning the SBA during his tenure on the city council.
As union president, Mullins represents approximately 13,000 current and former NYPD sergeants. NBC News reported it is the fifth-largest police union in the country. Additional information provided indicated the public corruption unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York was also involved in the raid.
Although Mullins remains on the NYPD’s payroll, he does not have a specific assignment. Per NBC, he also draws a full-time salary from the union.
Exonerated! Falsely Accused Black Folks Freed From Prison
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1. Herbert Alford
A Michigan man who spent nearly five years in custody is suing Hertz for failing to produce in a timely manner a receipt that would have proved his innocence long before he was convicted of a 2011 murder. https://t.co/kZaI5tdOv4
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 12, 2021
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2. Walter Forbes
“I don’t hold contempt for the people who lied to convict me … The reason is selfish: I wasn’t going to allow them to destroy me,” said Walter Forbes, freed and exonerated last week after 37 years with the help of @UofMInnocence. https://t.co/WfanIitchU
— The Innocence Project (@innocence) December 14, 2020
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3. Termaine Joseph Hicks
An innocent Philadelphia man has been freed after spending 19 years in prison because two police officers wrongly claimed he’d raped a woman and then shot at them, when he’d in fact saved her from a different man .Attorneys for Termaine Joseph Hicks claim cops made up the story . pic.twitter.com/FJp5DQUMoQ
— HJ (Hank) Ellison (@hjtherealj) December 18, 2020
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4. Clifford Williams, Nathan Myers
After a combined 86 years incarcerated for a crime they did not commit, Clifford Williams Jr. and his nephew, Nathan Myers, were exonerated and released last week! Mr. Myers was 18 when he was arrested and is now 61. Mr. Williams was 33 and is now 76. https://t.co/EH2qPCspEj
— Equal Justice Initiative (@eji_org) April 5, 2019
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5. Calvin Bright
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6. Kevin Baker, Sean Washington
Kevin Baker and Sean Washington received life terms in 1996 that were overturned on appeal in December https://t.co/MSWoxkwPzi
— Courier-Post (@cpsj) February 4, 2020
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8. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart
And they are out: Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart walk out of the Baltimore city courthouse after 36 yrs for a crime they didn’t do: pic.twitter.com/5UDGWMZmOB
— Tom Jackman (@TomJackmanWP) November 25, 2019
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11. Anthony Ray Hinton
Name: Anthony Ray Hinton, who was on Alabama’s Death Row for nearly 30 years for a murder he didn’t commit. In 2018, he wrote about his experience in the NYT bestseller, The Sun Does Shine.
Occupation: Works in community education with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery pic.twitter.com/EwiaJueimb
— City of Birmingham (@cityofbhamal) October 4, 2019
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13. Wilbert Jones
Louisiana man freed from prison after serving 43 years for a crime he did not commit. Wilbert Jones was arrested in 1971 at the age of 19 and convicted of rape in 1974. A judge overturned his conviction weeks ago. He still had to pay $2,000 bail before becoming a free man today. pic.twitter.com/LYV4gbTPOf
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) November 15, 2017
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14. Xavier Davis
Source:Courtesy of Xavier Davis
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15. Huwe Burton
2,372nd Exon: Huwe Burton was convicted in 1991 for stabbing his mother to death when he was 16. He was exonerated on Jan 24th after an investigation showed that his confession was coerced and that his mother’s real killer was likely a downstairs neighbor. https://t.co/TM3f76moQ5 pic.twitter.com/rsU1NlPr2y
— Exoneration Registry (@exonerationlist) February 4, 2019
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FBI Raids Home Of NYPD Union Boss Accused Of Doxxing Mayor de Blasio’s Daughter
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